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Any Indiana resident 16 and older will be eligible to get vaccinated starting March 31st. Click here for a complete list of those currently eligible. https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/Eligibility%201.5.21.pdf
Visit www.ourshot.in.gov to reserve an appointment. You can also call 2-1-1 to register or arrange for transportation.
No. We cannot guarantee what vaccine we will have available on any given day and cannot honor requests.
No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus so a vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. You may have some side effects however. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection. Side effects may feel like flu and might even affect your ability to daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is authorized for use in people 16 and older. Moderna’s is designated for people 18 and older. Both companies have begun pediatric clinical trials. The hope is that there could be a vaccine for kids available by this fall.
The State Department of Health has worked with partners from across the state to develop a vaccination plan. There are currently five Vaccine Advisory Groups including: the Vaccine Allocation Plan Development Advisory Group, the Ethical Considerations Advisory Group, the Vaccine Review Advisory Group, the Equitable Distribution and Communication Advisory Group, and the Data Advisory Group. Learn more at www.ourshot.in.gov.
Studies have not been completed on pregnant women, nursing moms, kids under 16 years of age, and people on immunosuppressant medication. Please check with your healthcare provider if you fall into one of these categories.
After you receive your vaccine, you will receive a vaccine record card and will be asked to stay at the clinic for 15 minutes for observation. A nurse will check in with you to make sure you’re not exhibiting any signs of an allergic reaction. That is also a good time to schedule an appointment for your second dose.
Please call the Hamilton County Health Department's cancellation hotline at (317) 776-8556.
New appointments are being added to the system all the time. The best times to check for an appointment are in the early morning or late evening hours as well as on weekends. You can also call 2-1-1, AARP, or your local library for help registering.
No, we do not. We are very diligent about only opening vials for the number of patients we have registered for appointments on any given day.
The State Department of Health has started a program that uses fire and EMS providers to administer extra COVID-19 vaccines due to appointment cancellations and no-shows at area clinics to Homebound Hoosiers. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging at (800) 986-3505 to register.
Yes. Indiana residents are now the only people eligible to get a COVID vaccine at an Indiana vaccine clinic. The change in policy is due to limited vaccine supply. To prove you are an Indiana resident, you can use a photo ID or a bank statement, utility or other bill, lease agreement, or other official mail or document with your address on it.
The state’s mask mandate will be changed to a mask advisory on April 6. However, masks will still be required in K-12 schools, state buildings, and COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites. Local governments or individual businesses can also decide to put in place more stringent requirements.
Yes. Anyone younger than 18 who wants to get vaccinated will need permission from a parent or guardian. Teenagers will need to either have a parent or guardian present or bring a signed note from a parent or guardian with them to the appointment. Teens will also need to bring proof of age like a driver’s license, state ID, or birth certificate.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention now says a person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of vaccine. This is two weeks after the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.