INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A day after Indiana expanded coronavirus vaccine to all Hoosiers 60 and older, state health officials doubled down on eligibility restrictions and announced new guidelines for clinics administering shots.
State health health commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said Wednesday that several clinics that have “ignored” vaccine eligibility guidelines and will not receive any more first-dose shots. She declined to indicate where or how many such vaccination sites would be affected, however.
The state health department’s chief medical officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver said clinics have additionally been instructed to stop administering first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to people who live in other states.
The Indiana Department of Health issued the following statement: “Effective immediately, only individuals who live in Indiana and meet the eligibility criteria can receive a vaccine at an Indiana clinic. This will ensure that doses allocated to Indiana go to Hoosiers. All clinics have been reminded to verify eligibility prior to administering a vaccine.”