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Friday, March 26, 2021 1:00 am

Indiana hits million fully vaccinated

Eligible Hoosiers urged to get shot

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 1 million Indiana residents have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the state's health commissioner said Thursday, calling the accomplishment “an exciting milestone.”

A total of 1,530,403 first doses of vaccine have been administered across the state, and 1,018,521 Hoosiers – more than 15% of Indiana's population – have been fully vaccinated, the state Department of Health said. Those fully vaccinated have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the state agency said.

“Hitting the 1 million mark is an exciting milestone as we look to put this pandemic in our rear-view mirror,” State Health Commissioner Kris Box said in a statement urging all eligible Hoosiers to sign up for a vaccine.

Hoosiers age 40 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Educators up to grade 12, along with other school workers are also eligible.

Indiana will open up vaccine eligibility for all residents 16 and older starting Wednesday.

Eligible Hoosiers can schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine by going to ourshot.in.gov or calling 211 if they do not have access to a computer, or require assistance.

The health department also reported Thursday that another eight Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, raising Indiana's pandemic death toll to 12,982 confirmed or presumed coronavirus-related deaths.

In Allen County, 87 more residents tested positive for COVID-19. The county reported no new deaths to add to its total of 658.

At a glance

Fully vaccinated residents

Adams: 4,707 (13.2%)

Allen: 50,520 (13.3%)

DeKalb: 5,812 (13.4%)

Huntington: 6,429 (16.4%)

Kosciusko: 8,997 (11.3%)

LaGrange: 3,398 (8.6%)

Noble: 6,081 (12.7%)

Steuben: 6,910 (20%)

Wabash: 5,050 (16.3%)

Wells: 4,304 (15.2%)

Whitley: 5,519 (16.2%)

Source: Indiana State Department of Health


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