Indiana opens up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Updated: Mar. 31, 2021 at 2:20 PM EDT
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (FOX19) - More Hoosiers are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Those ages 16 and older can sign up and receive the vaccine.

People 16 and 17 years old can only get the Pfizer vaccine, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Those in that age group are asked to bring a parent with them when getting the vaccine.

Indiana removed its proof of residency requirement to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Removing the requirement helps college students who are not from Indiana and people who do not have an ID with an Indiana address, state officials said Wednesday.

Those who would like to book an appointment can do so online and select a location. More than 530 clinics are administering the vaccine.

Hoosiers who need assistance and do not have a computer or a cell phone can call 211 or contact the state’s Area Agencies on Aging or AARP. Nearly 70 libraries around the state also are helping Hoosiers schedule their appointments.

Indiana’s mask mandate will become a “state mask advisory” on April 6, the governor announced. Under the advisory, masks will be recommended.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear did not seem to be a fan of the news coming out of his neighboring state.

Gov. Beshear said he will personally ask Gov. Holcomb to reconsider dropping the state’s mask mandate.

Holcomb responded on Wednesday by saying he has not heard from Gov. Beshear.

Gov. Holcomb said, “I’m paying attention to the numbers in Indiana, and what’s in the best interest for Hoosiers.”

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