Indiana appointments for children’s COVID-19 vaccine can be made online | State

Parents and guardians of children aged 6 months to 5 years can now make an appointment online to have their child vaccinated against COVID-19.

Appointments are available at ourshot.in.gov for people seeking the Moderna vaccine for children 6 months to 5 years old and the Pfizer vaccine for 6 months to 4 years old.

Both vaccines are free. But appointments are recommended due to the limited availability of vaccines and providers.

Hoosiers can also call 211 to schedule a vaccination appointment for their child or for themselves or can contact their child’s health care provider to determine if they offer the vaccines.

In northwest Indiana, the ourshot.in.gov website said Saturday that 19 Lake County sites are vaccinating children under age 5 against COVID-19. There are nine locations in Porter County, three in LaPorte County, none in Newton County, and three in Jasper County.

Data shows that the COVID-19 vaccine minimizes the chances of a child or adult becoming seriously ill or dying from the coronavirus.

According to the Indiana Department of Health, one person in Lake County and one person in Porter County have died of COVID-19 so far this month.

Since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 has claimed 1,771 lives in Lake County, 550 in Porter County, 367 in LaPorte County, 66 in Newton County and 143 in Jasper County, according to state archives.

Daily COVID-19 infections generally remain in the double digits in Indiana’s northwest counties. Although the growing use of home testing means that not all positive or negative results are reported to the state for follow-up.

Comments are closed.