COVID-19 vaccinations

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State health officials are encouraging eligible Hoosiers to get a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. This additional dose is different from the booster shots recently announced by the Biden administration. 


Following President Joe Biden’s announcement that nursing home workers will be required to get vaccinated, some fear it will cause staff to leave the already understaffed industry. According to the state's vaccine dashboard, only about half of Indiana’s long-term care workers are currently vaccinated.

With one week left before the start of Purdue University’s fall semester, the school reported Tuesday that roughly 75 percent of students, faculty, and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 


As COVID-19 cases rise across the state and country, health officials in Tippecanoe County have renewed calls for masking in hospitals, schools, and other indoor locations.

Earlier this week, 60 medical organizations including the American Nurses Association and the American Medical Association called for mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers. 

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The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy – which trains the majority of police across the state – temporarily halted operations because of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Montgomery County has seen their COVID-19 positivity rate spike to roughly twice Indiana’s statewide rate, causing local health officials to raise the alarm. 


Purdue University on Friday announced its first “Old Golden Ticket” recipient, who will receive a year’s free tuition to the university. 


A new school year starts for many Hoosier students in the next two weeks, as COVID-19 cases are on the rise. With schools updating their safety plans and many children not eligible for a vaccine, one expert is recommending parents take extra precautions.

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Purdue University announced Tuesday that 60 percent of school students and 66 percent of employees have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ahead of the upcoming school year, which officially begins in just over a month. 

The Tippecanoe County Health Department attended the 4-H fair on Tuesday in an effort to promote COVID-19 vaccines. 


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A federal judge in South Bend upheld Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for the upcoming school year.  

Eight students sued the university seeking to temporarily stop the mandate. However, a judge said Monday the United States Supreme Court upheld states authority to compel reasonable vaccinations twice before.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb said he’s still opposed to the state providing financial incentives as a way to encourage more Hoosiers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb said he does not support public schools requiring a COVID-19 vaccination.

Health Officials Worry About Low Vaccination Rates

Jun 9, 2021

Upon taking office, President Joe Biden set July 4 as a benchmark for getting 70% of the nation fully vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus.