Hoosier teachers can register for COVID-19 vaccine at participating pharmacies

Statewide — Governor Eric Holcomb announced on Wednesday that Indiana teachers and school employees of any age will soon be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Meijer, Walmart, and Kroger pharmacies will take part in the federally run vaccine program from President Joe Biden.

Teachers younger than 50 will not be able to register for a vaccination using the state’s website or 211 call center. Appointments will have to be made using each pharmacy’s website. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, the federal pharmacy program will prioritize vaccinating all school staff and child care workers during the month of March. Teachers and staff in pre-K-12 schools and child care programs will be able to sign up for an appointment at any of the participating locations.

In his weekly COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Holcomb said they are still getting details on the program. It’s unclear if the program will also serve other school employees and how quickly teachers will be able to sign up through those locations.