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COVID-19 vaccines available for Indiana kids under the age of 5



Indianapolis, Indiana – On Tuesday, the Indiana Department of Health announced that COVID-19 vaccines are now available at some Indiana providers for children between 6 months and 5 years of age.

The state has updated its website to include private healthcare providers, local health departments, some hospitals, and some pharmacy locations that have the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for kids in the age group.

Before arriving to ensure the dose is available and that no appointment is required, vaccine shipments are staggered and parents are asked to contact the provider.

According to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, some sites may accept walk-ins, but vaccines at pharmacies and hospitals are required to set up appointments due to the limited supply of vaccines.

“We recognize that there is pent-up demand among parents eager to protect our youngest Hoosiers, but because vaccines are still arriving in Indiana for this age group, we ask for a little more patience to allow supply to catch up with demand,” said IDOH Chief Medical Officer Lindsay Weaver, M.D., FACEP.

This week, Shipments will continue to arrive at participating locations.

IDOH is currently working to update the online registration system at for parents to set up appointments and register online, for further assistance call 211.

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