Nearly 2600 Hoosiers receive COVID-19 vaccine in the first 8 hours at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 2,589 Hoosiers received a free COVID-19 vaccine during the first eight hours of the state’s inaugural mass vaccination clinic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.A total of 4,200 people scheduled appointments to receive vaccines at the speedway on Friday. Appointments continue until 10 p.m. Friday. The clinic runs through Monday, and all appointments are booked.The mass vaccination clinic is the first offered by the Indiana Department of Health. Additional clinics are scheduled March 12-24 at Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg, March 20-21 in Gary and March 26-27 at the University of Notre Dame.Nearly 400 vaccination sites are available around the state. Hoosiers age 50 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule, visit or call 211 if you do not have access to a computer or require assistance.

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