Pfizer shots now open to Hoosiers 12 and up


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eager to raise Indiana’s lagging vaccination rate, state health officials have announced that residents aged 12 and older will be eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine beginning Thursday.

The state health department’s chief medical officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver says 30 Indiana counties are without Pfizer vaccine sites but that they will receive doses Thursday.

State health officials say about 40% of eligible Indiana residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but caution that declines in weekly vaccine rates and increased hospitalizations leave room for improvement.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said Wednesday that more than 100 Hoosiers are being hospitalized every day.

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