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Indiana extends COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those 60 and older

Indiana residents who are 60 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as of Tuesday morning. 

Previously, only first responders, health care workers and those 65 and older could register to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The extended age eligibility comes as nearly 460,000 Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated and about 905,000 are waiting to receive their second dose, according to Indiana’s vaccine dashboard

Those wishing to schedule a vaccination appointment can go to the Indiana Department of Health website to sign up.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting vaccinated to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to protect yourself and others from serious illness or death. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 12,000 Hoosiers have died of COVID-19. 

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