Hoosiers 16+ are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

The ISDH reported 1,127 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death Wednesday.

INDIANA, USA — This is a weekly blog with daily updates on COVID-19 numbers, COVID vaccine and other related content across Indiana for the week of March 29, 2021. Governor Eric Holcomb does a live briefing at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Indiana’s mask mandate will expire statewide on Tuesday, April 6. Gov. Holcomb made the announcement last week.

Wednesday, March 31

Hoosiers 16 years old and up are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. People who are under the age of 18 must get parental permission to get the vaccine and are required to sign up for the Pfizer vaccine because that is the only vaccine approved for anyone under 18 years old right now.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, the state administered 53,761 doses of the vaccine over the last day, resulting in 24,789 newly fully vaccinated people in Indiana.

The ISDH reported 1,127 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death Wednesday. The department said there have been a total of 686,497 positive cases of the virus and 12,633 deaths in the Hoosier state.

Dr. Box encouraged Hoosiers to remain vigilant and said variants of COVID-19 are “picking up steam.” Cases of at least four variants have been detected in the state.

Tuesday, March 30

More than 1.1 million Hoosiers are fully vaccinated, per the Indiana State Department of Health.

Hoosiers 30 and older, health care workers, long-term care residents, first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency, educators and school support staff through grade 12 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning Wednesday morning, Hoosiers age 16 and older will be eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment.

There state also reported on Tuesday that there were 757 new cases and 10 deaths from COVID-19. Indiana’s death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 12,632.

Monday, March 29

The state is reporting 5,441 more people are fully vaccinated. There are 730 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths reported Monday.

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ISDH is reporting a total of 2,865,575 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Indiana as of Sunday, March 28. This includes 1,602,873 first doses and 1,082,702 individuals who are fully vaccinated. 

The fully vaccinated number represents individuals who have received a second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines plus those who received the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.                                       

To schedule a vaccine, visit https://ourshot.in.gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

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