COVID-19 vaccine

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Hoosier teachers can now get the COVID-19 vaccine through a federal program, outside of the state’s plan.

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Hoosiers 55 and older can now register for appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Indiana Department of Health announced the expansion Tuesday.

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Hoosiers 60 and older can now register for appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Indiana Department of Health announced the expansion Tuesday.

COURTESY OF IMMIGRANT WELCOME CENTER

With COVID-19 limiting gatherings, the Westside Community Development Corp. had to get creative for a recent wellness event. 

KNOX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

As the COVID vaccine rollout continues, Midwesterners have a lot of questions about distribution plans — and the vaccine itself. One state is getting help from a surprising place: public libraries.

Noble County is mostly rural and sits in the northeast corner of Indiana. When local officials looked for vaccination sites, they sought a place that was centrally located and accessible.

Indiana's health commissioner says special educators and aides who perform medical-type services for students with disabilities can get their vaccine now. (Provided by IU Health)

Indiana is the only state in the region with no plans for when teachers will become widely eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, but the state's health commissioner says a specific group of special educators should get their shots now. 

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Indiana announced Wednesday it would not be extending vaccine registration to the next age group – 60 and older – this week. But health officials outlined what the phase after that looks like. 

Hoosiers 65 and older can now register for appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. (Justin Hicks/IPB News)

Hoosiers age 65 and older can now register for appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Indiana Department of Health announced the expansion Monday.

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The limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines is causing tension as states roll out plans for who should get shots first, and school advocates in Indiana are pressing for more access for teachers.

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The Trump administration’s failure to produce a national stockpile of the COVID-19 vaccine is preventing Indiana from moving its vaccine distribution plan further forward.

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It’s a nippy 25 degrees in the parking lot outside Tippecanoe County’s makeshift vaccination clinic. Residents are idling their cars waiting to be called in to receive their first dose of the vaccine.

 

  


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A bill that would give Hoosier workers the right to refuse employer-mandated vaccines had its first hearing in a committee Wednesday morning. It would go further than current federal laws and excuse workers based on their conscience.

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department offered updates on Wednesday as the county moved into the red on the state’s COVID-19 advisory map for the first time. 

The county turned red after its percent positivity rate - the number of COVID-19 tests coming back positive - hit its highest point since the start of the pandemic. 

Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler says the red designation puts caps on gatherings of more than 25 people.  

Indiana Expands Vaccine Registration To Hoosiers 70 And Older

Jan 13, 2021
Justin Hicks / IPB News

Hoosiers 70 and older can now register for appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Indiana Department of Health announced the expansion Wednesday.

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department Monday opened the doors of its makeshift vaccination clinic. The clinic currently offers COVID-19 vaccinations to a group of people that includes residents over the age of 80.

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