Parents seeking COVID-19 vaccines for young Hoosiers asked to check appointment requirements

INDIANA — The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) is urging Indiana parents seeking COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 5 years to contact the vaccine site listed at or call 211 for assistance prior to visiting a vaccine provider to ensure the vaccine is available and that no appointment is required. Although some sites may be able to accommodate walk-ins, many sites, including pharmacies and hospitals, indicated Tuesday afternoon that they are requiring appointments due to limited initial supplies of vaccines.

Dr. Lindsay Weaver

“We recognize that there is pent-up demand among parents eager to protect our youngest Hoosiers, but because vaccines are still arriving in Indiana for this age group, we ask for a little more patience to allow supply to catch up with demand,” said IDOH Chief Medical Officer Lindsay Weaver, M.D., FACEP. “As with every stage of vaccine rollout, we will see increased availability in the coming days as more doses arrive in the state.”

IDOH is working with its external vendor to update the online registration system at to allow for additional appointment scheduling options for this age group as quickly as possible.

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