Judy: Hoosiers age 65 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Judy: Hoosiers age 65 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Monday, February 1, 2021

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 1, 2021) – Indiana residents age 65 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne).

Judy said older Hoosiers can register for the vaccine by visiting ourshot.in.gov and finding a nearby vaccine clinic and selecting an appointment time. Those who do not have access to a computer can call 211 to register from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including weekends. Caregivers or loved ones may make an appointment for an eligible senior. 

"Registering is simple, though it may take some patience as demand is high," Judy said. "The state is ensuring vaccines are distributed quickly to the part of our population showing the most vulnerability."

This vaccine is administered in two doses, 21-28 days apart, and is available at no cost. At the first appointment, Hoosiers will be required to schedule a time for their second dose. Individuals must bring their photo ID to the appointment. 

According to Judy, individuals may encounter wait times when registering due to a high volume of interest. The Indiana Department of Health encourages those eligible to be patient or to check back later in the day.

Judy said there will be a minimum of one vaccine clinic located in each county. Hoosier first responders and health care workers are also now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. Eligible professionals should receive an invitation and registration link from their employer, professional association or the state. 

Visit ourshot.in.gov for more information on eligibility requirements and registration.

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State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) represents House District 83,

which includes portions of Allen and Whitley counties.

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