UNDATED – Indiana is opening vaccine appointments statewide on Monday to teachers and support staff, according to Governor Eric Holcomb.
State officials said those next to receive the vaccine will be those ages 40-49 beginning next week.
Over the next week or two, Holcomb said he will deliver a statewide address to speak on “where we were, where we are and where we’re currently going.”
According to State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box, getting a vaccine signals a return to the life we knew before COVID.
She said a person is fully vaccinated two weeks after the final dose, and fully vaccinated Hoosiers do not have to quarantine or be tested if they have been in contact and show no symptoms.
The CDC said the vast majority need to be fully vaccinated before restrictions can be lifted across the country. Currently, 11% of Hoosiers have been vaccinated.
As of Wednesday, 1,178,265 first doses of vaccine have been administered in Indiana, and 744,712 individuals are fully vaccinated.
To schedule a vaccination, visit Ourshot.in.gov or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.