More than 1 million Hoosiers are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Indiana State Dept. of Health announced today.
A total of 2,548,924 doses have been administered in Indiana since late December. This includes 1,530,403 Indiana residents who have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 1,018,521 fully vaccinated Hoosiers who have received two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or a single dose of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“Hitting the 1 million mark is an exciting milestone as we look to put this pandemic in our rear-view mirror,” Indiana State Health Commissioner Kristina Box stated. “As we prepare to open vaccine eligibility to people age 16 and older next Wednesday, I encourage every eligible Hoosier to sign up for a vaccine as soon as possible so that they can protect themselves and those they love.”
Hoosiers age 40 and older, along with health care workers, long-term care residents, first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, and educators and school support staff through 12th grade are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
To schedule a vaccine, visit ourshot.in.gov or call 2-1-1 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.
Additional locations and appointments are being added as more vaccine becomes available.
Also Thursday, the health department reported that 977 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 680,998 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the new coronavirus, following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.
To date, 12,576 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of eight since yesterday. Another 406 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record.
A total of 3,224,904 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 3,222,944 on Wednesday. A total of 8,715,517 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the ISDH since Feb. 26, 2020.
To find testing sites around the state, visit coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.