Indianapolis city, health and faith leaders gathered to be vaccinated Thursday afternoon.
The vaccinations, including the new Johnson and Johnson shot, were administered at the Marion County Public Health Department’s vaccination site on Indy’s west side.
Indianapolis City-County Council President Vop Osili said all agencies have been working hard on vaccination efforts.
“Taking special care to ensure that at least here in our city, access to both COVID-19 testing and vaccination is equitable,” Osili said.
The city has a goal to have 80 percent of the county vaccinated and there is a public awareness campaign to dispel myths about the shot.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said everyone should plan to get the shot.
“For the health of your friends, your family and your community,” Hogsett said, “get your shot.”
The state opened up vaccinations to anyone 50 and older this week. K-12 teachers and child care workers are also eligible through a federal program.