Saunders: Hoosiers age 70 and older now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, January 15, 2021 1:00 pm

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2021) – Indiana residents age 70 and older are now eligible to register for a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).

Saunders 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.

“This vaccine is a huge step in helping keep Hoosiers safe and healthy, especially those who are more susceptible to the virus,” Saunders said. “It is great to see our more vulnerable populations beginning to receive the vaccine.”

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 Saunders, 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. 

Saunders 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. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) represents House District 54,

which includes Henry County and portions of Rush and Wayne counties.

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