The Indiana Department of Health announced today it has added locations that are offering the new bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccines to its online map. State health officials also said additional locations will be added as vaccine shipments continue to arrive in Indiana. Appointments are not yet available online but can be made by contacting a pharmacy or healthcare provider or by calling 211 for assistance.The new vaccines protect against the two most common strains of the virus.
“The Omicron variant has been the main cause of COVID-19 infections for months, so having a vaccine that specifically targets this variant as well as the Delta variant will help keep Hoosiers healthier as we enter the fall and winter, when respiratory illnesses often increase,” said State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “I encourage individuals who are eligible to consider getting the new COVID-19 booster when they schedule their annual flu shot and make protecting themselves against COVID-19 part of their annual healthcare strategy.”
State health officials say the Pfizer bivalent booster is authorized for individuals age 12 and older, while the Moderna bivalent booster is available to individuals age 18 and older. Online scheduling for boosters is expected to be available later this month at www.ourshot.in.gov .