The Indiana Department of Health says nearly 91,000 Hoosiers ages 60-64 scheduled free COVID-19 vaccines in the first eight hours of their eligibility Tuesday.
To date, nearly 32 percent of Indiana residents ages 60-64 have scheduled an appointment or have been vaccinated when healthcare workers and first responders, who were already eligible, are included.
Due to limited vaccine supplies nationally, Indiana has prioritized healthcare workers, first responders and those who are most vulnerable in its vaccine rollout.
Individuals age 60 and older account for more than 22 percent of the state’s population but 64 percent of the COVID-19 hospitalizations and 93.3 percent of the deaths.
Additional groups will be added as more vaccine becomes available.
The Indiana Department of Health will host 10 vaccine clinics for eligible Hoosiers around the state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday this week.
The clinics are being added to areas where there are currently no open vaccine appointments.
Individuals must register in advance at ourshot.in.gov.
No walk-ups will be allowed.
One of the 10 clinics will be located at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 45-03 West State Road 54 in Bloomfield