March 19, 2021

More Than 900K Hoosiers Now Fully Vaccinated For COVID-19

Justin Hicks/IPB News

Justin Hicks/IPB News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 900,000 Indiana residents have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while the state's pandemic death toll is nearing 13,000, state health officials said Friday.

A total of 1,389,008 first doses of vaccine have been administered across Indiana, and 915,719 individuals — or nearly 14 percent of Indiana’s population— have been fully vaccinated, the Indiana Department of Health said.

Those fully vaccinated represent individuals who have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the state agency said.

Hoosiers age 45 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents, first responders are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Educators up to grade 12, along with other school workers such as classroom aides, bus drivers and cafeteria workers are also eligible.

Eligible Indiana residents Indiana can schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine by visiting ourshot.in.gov or calling 211 if they do not have access to a computer, or require assistance.

The health department also reported Friday that another 15 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19. That raises Indiana’s pandemic death toll to 12,922 confirmed or presumed coronavirus-related deaths over the past year.

The state agency said that another 878 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing to 676,247 the number of Indiana residents known to have had the coronavirus.

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