INDIANAPOLIS– The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) provided an update Thursday on the amount of senior Hoosiers signing up to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
ISDH reported more than 250,000 Hoosiers ages 70 and older scheduled an appointment to get their first dose.
Wednesday was the first day Hoosiers 70-79 years old were eligible to sign up, and more than 125,000 did just that.
The numbers do not include those vaccinated in long-term care facilities.
ISDH says 11% of Indiana’s population is 70 or older, and represent 42% of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The group also accounts for 78% of deaths in the state.
According to the ISDH COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, nearly 50,000 Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated and more than 238,000 have gotten their first dose.
Eligible Hoosiers can register for an appointment by visiting https://ourshot.in.gov, calling 211 or contacting one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging. A caregiver or loved one also may make an appointment on behalf of an eligible senior. See a list of vaccine sites here.
Find more information about COVID-19 in Indiana on the ISDH website.