Indiana makes COVID-19 vaccine available to those 55 and up

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents age 55 to 60 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials announced Tuesday in the latest expansion of the state’s vaccine rollout.

The Indiana Department of Health said the expansion is the first step in making the free shots available to the nearly 858,000 Hoosiers in their 50s. Indiana’s vaccine eligibility pool had previously included Hoosiers age 60 and older, health care workers, long-term care residents and first responders.

Additional groups will be added as more vaccine becomes available, officials said. The state's indicates Hoosiers aged 50 to 55 are next in line to receive shots, although there are no specific timelines in place for when new eligibility expansions will take effect.

The state health department also announced the opening of three mass vaccination sites through partnerships with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the University of Notre Dame and Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg. A fourth mass vaccination site is being planned in Gary, officials said.

The clinics will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was .

To schedule a vaccine, Hoosiers can visit and select a location from one of nearly 400 clinics around the state.

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