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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:00 am

Nearly third of Hoosiers 16-older fully vaccinated

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS – Almost one-third of Indiana residents ages 16 and older have now been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, state health officials said Monday.

The Indiana State Department of Health said about 1.74 million Hoosiers – or 32% of roughly 5.3 million residents ages 16 and older – have been fully vaccinated, while 2.29 million first doses have been administered statewide.

People fully vaccinated have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The pace of the state's vaccination efforts can be tracked on Indiana's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard.

Indiana officials made all state residents age 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccines March 31.

The state health department also reported 702 newly confirmed coronavirus cases Monday and five more Indiana deaths from COVID-19. Those deaths raised Indiana's pandemic toll to 13,280 confirmed or presumed coronavirus-related deaths.

In Allen County, 54 more residents tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 39,779 confirmed cases. No new deaths were added to the county's total of 672.

Indiana's COVID-19 hospitalizations are continuing to see slow increases after reaching recent lows of below 600 for several days in mid-March, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard.

As of Sunday, 893 Hoosiers were hospitalized with COVID-19. That's down slightly from the 909 hospitalizations reported on April 11 – but represents an increase over the past two weeks.

At a glance

Walk-in vaccination clinic available

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation will begin accepting walk-in appointments, Parkview Health announced Monday.

Walk-in appointments are subject to availability based on the clinic's capacity each day, officials said.

Walk-ins will be accommodated between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Appointments are still strongly encouraged and will be given priority, officials said.

To make a vaccine appointment, call 211 or go online to ourshot.in.gov.

Fully vaccinated residents by county

Adams: 7,512 (29.2%)

Allen: 94,180 (32.1%)

DeKalb: 9,034 (26.4%)

Huntington: 9,805 (33.2%)

Kosciusko: 15,834 (25.2%)

LaGrange: 5,394 (19.1%)

Noble: 9,452 (25.2%)

Steuben: 10,024 (35.2%)

Wabash: 7,413 (29.1%)

Wells: 6,300 (28.4%)

Whitley: 8,285 (30.5%)

Source Indiana State Department of Health


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