COVID-19 vaccines available for Hoosier children under 5

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) has announced that COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months up to age 5 are now available at some Indiana providers.

Shipments will continue to arrive at participating locations this week.

IDOH has updated its map at to show sites that have indicated they will offer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for this age group.

Both vaccines received authorization from the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week.

Initial sites will include private healthcare providers, local health departments, and some hospitals and pharmacies.

Vaccines are currently available on a walk-in basis at most locations, or parents can contact their child’s healthcare provider to schedule an appointment if the provider is offering the vaccine.

Due to staggered vaccine delivery dates, parents are encouraged to contact the provider before arriving to ensure the age-appropriate dose is available.

IDOH is working to update its online registration system so that appointments for this age group can be made via as soon as possible.

(Indiana Department of Health press release)