80 and older eligible for vaccine

Hoosiers age 80 and older are now eligible
to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
You have been selected to be among the rst to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because you are at a higher risk for
severe illness from COVID-19. The vaccine provides another level of protection to keep you and your loved ones safe. Visit ourshot.in.gov to fnd a vaccination site near you.

Indiana State Department says that these are some facts you should know:
• The vaccine has received Emergency Use Authorization
from the FDA after completing three phases of testing
involving 43,000 participants
• The Centers for Disease and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has reviewed
the vaccine and recommends its use
• The Indiana Department of Health’s external advisory
committee of experts has reviewed the clinical trial data
and also approves its administration
• The vaccine is available at no cost
• It is a two-part vaccine, so you must get a second dose
after the first dose after 21 days or 28 days, depending on
the manufacturer
• Please continue to wear a mask, stay
physically distant and wash your hands even
after being fully vaccinated
Based on clinical trials on thousands of
• The vaccine is at least 94% effective at
preventing COVID-19 for all adults (including
65 and older), genders, and race and ethnicity
• Few side effects were reported, but included
headache (2%) and fatigue (4%)
• Study participants reached full effectiveness
seven days after the second dose

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