People age 70 and over now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana

To-date, 100,000 people age 80 and over have scheduled the first dose and 20,000 have scheduled the second. The ISDH feels confident enough people have gotten the vaccine that they can expand the requirements to include 70 and over.

Posted: Jan 13, 2021 8:33 PM
Updated: Jan 16, 2021 10:52 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- People waited their turn at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, the first day the site was open, to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Eighty-two-year-old Marlene Schrader says she was excited to get the shot on Wednesday so her life can return to normal.


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"I’m glad because I wanted to get the virus shot as soon as I could. I’m 82 and I’m just ready to live life again, be with my friends and family," Schrader explained.

The demand for the vaccine has been high among eligible age groups.

The Indiana State Department of Health said at their weekly briefing that nearly 60,000 people age 70 to 79 signed up Wednesday to get the jab and some of them only became eligible 12 hours prior.

Lindsay Weaver, MD, Chief Medical Officer with the state department of health says they track how many people of a certain age live in a county and how many have gotten the vaccine.

To-date 100,000 people age 80 and over have scheduled the first dose and 20,000 have scheduled the second, so the state feels confident enough people got the vaccine to expand the age group without running out of supply.

"That’s also how we’re determining weather or not we’re ready to move forward because, again, we don’t want to kind of wait for an entire population to get vaccinated before we start moving on to the other," Dr. Weaver said.

Aging & In Home Services of Northeast Indiana helps thousands of people now eligible for the vaccine.

President an CEO Connie Benton Wolfe says they’ve received dozens of calls just today to answer questions about the vaccine.

"There has been a number of questions about how people get registered for the vaccine and where the locations are within the various counties," Wolfe explained. "There are questions we’re getting from people who are homebound and who are concerned that if they can’t get out to a site, how they would receive the vaccine."

Schrader says she has a suggestion for those who are wary of getting the vaccine, "Get it. It is so quick. You don’t have to wait, just after you get the shot. It’s painless and it’ll relieve you."

If you or someone you know is trying to schedule a covid-19 vaccine but are having troubles, the state provided some tips to help with common issues.

  • If you’re registering using the 211 number, they say call volume is highest in the morning, so try calling again in the afternoon if you can’t get through.
  • If you’re using the ourshot.in.gov website and having troubles, trying refreshing the webpage.
  • If you see the site in your county doesn’t have available appointments, the state suggests looking in nearby counties and scheduling there.
  • You cannot get this vaccine at your primary care doctor, you have to register on the state website and use the designated location.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 707111

Reported Deaths: 13216
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion963501718
Lake51613944
Allen39106671
Hamilton34449405
St. Joseph33979539
Elkhart27255432
Vanderburgh22060394
Tippecanoe21765212
Porter17945298
Johnson17507374
Hendricks16786310
Clark12681190
Madison12338337
Vigo12204244
Monroe11443166
LaPorte11118204
Delaware10341184
Howard9652211
Kosciusko9114114
Hancock7964139
Bartholomew7880155
Warrick7681155
Floyd7555176
Wayne6895198
Grant6837171
Boone6541100
Morgan6390138
Dubois6079117
Marshall5779108
Dearborn569876
Cass5683102
Henry5572100
Noble540683
Jackson493069
Shelby478495
Lawrence4338118
Gibson427989
Harrison427670
Clinton418653
Montgomery417786
DeKalb409184
Huntington378680
Whitley377939
Miami372465
Knox365989
Steuben364457
Putnam352560
Jasper350146
Wabash347678
Adams337952
Ripley334568
Jefferson312980
White308154
Daviess289299
Wells286281
Decatur278792
Fayette277162
Greene270685
Posey268533
Scott261053
Clay253244
LaGrange252470
Randolph235280
Washington230731
Spencer227631
Jennings224747
Fountain208445
Sullivan207742
Starke203952
Owen192156
Fulton191439
Jay186029
Carroll185720
Perry180236
Orange177253
Rush170724
Vermillion166043
Franklin165635
Tipton160943
Parke144616
Blackford133831
Pike130234
Pulaski113645
Newton103534
Brown100040
Crawford97614
Benton96713
Martin82615
Warren79615
Switzerland7698
Union69910
Ohio55711
Unassigned0408

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1052099

Reported Deaths: 18991
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1221671356
Cuyahoga1070432069
Hamilton781801168
Montgomery50040996
Summit45383909
Lucas40122765
Butler37721570
Stark31437895
Lorain24166473
Warren23885293
Mahoning20905583
Lake20009362
Clermont19441229
Delaware18038130
Licking16124207
Fairfield15708197
Trumbull15585460
Medina14868259
Greene14668236
Clark13634293
Wood12767185
Portage12384196
Allen11328229
Richland11041198
Miami10536214
Muskingum8706127
Wayne8576209
Columbiana8546226
Pickaway8436121
Marion8377135
Tuscarawas8376240
Erie7566154
Hancock6714123
Ross6699146
Geauga6537146
Ashtabula6495165
Scioto6289101
Belmont5626158
Union557647
Lawrence5467102
Jefferson5324147
Huron5307114
Darke5273121
Sandusky5174120
Seneca5124120
Washington5076107
Athens501556
Auglaize475684
Mercer471684
Shelby456090
Knox4387108
Madison422859
Putnam421599
Ashland413188
Fulton409467
Defiance402596
Crawford3872101
Brown386455
Logan372976
Preble370398
Clinton361560
Ottawa356978
Highland347059
Williams326774
Champaign320657
Jackson308451
Guernsey306649
Perry289949
Fayette277848
Morrow275339
Hardin264264
Henry263766
Coshocton259457
Holmes253399
Van Wert239162
Gallia233346
Pike233331
Adams228552
Wyandot227253
Hocking209059
Carroll189247
Paulding168638
Meigs141538
Noble132837
Monroe128841
Morgan106623
Harrison105336
Vinton81514
Unassigned02
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