Hoosiers 30 and older can get a head-start on making an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine a couple of days before the shot is available to all Indiana residents 16 and older.
The Indiana Department of Health announced it lowered the minimum vaccine eligibility age to 30 from 40 Monday to give the 840,000 Hoosiers between those ages more time to select an appointment that works with their schedules.
In most cases, the available vaccine appointments extend over the next several weeks to align with anticipated deliveries of vaccine supply to Indiana, according to the state health agency.
Appointments can be scheduled online anytime at ourshot.in.gov on your computer or smartphone (use Chrome or Firefox as your browser). You’ll find more than 450 vaccination locations around the state on this website, including hospitals, local health departments, health clinics, and pharmacies. If you do not have a computer or smartphone, you can ask a family or friend to help or call 211, and a representative will schedule an appointment for you from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT daily.
What you should know:
- The vaccine is available at no cost to you, but please submit your insurance information if you have it because clinics can charge an administration fee to your insurance.
- You do not need to be vaccinated in the county where you live.
- If you live with another person who is also eligible to receive the vaccine, you will need to schedule two separate appointments.
- Whether you get the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you will need a second dose to be fully protected. This will be scheduled at the time of your first dose. Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) requires only a single dose for full protection.
- You’ll need to show proof of age and residency at your appointment.