IDOH expands COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to more high-risk conditions
The Indiana Department of Health has expanded the high-risk conditions for COVID-19 vaccination eligibility. Individuals with the following conditions are now eligible:
- Active dialysis patients
- Sickle cell disease patients
- Down syndrome
- Post-solid organ transplant
- People who are actively in treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery) for cancer now or in the last three months, or with active primary lung cancer or active hematologic cancers; lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma
- Early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- People born with severe heart defects, requiring specialized medical care.
- People with severe type 1 diabetes, who have been hospitalized in the past year.
- Phenylketonuria (PKU), Tay-Sachs, and other rare, inherited metabolic disorders.
- Epilepsy with continuing seizures, hydrocephaly, microcephaly and other severe neurologic disorders
- People with severe asthma who have been hospitalized for this in the past year
- Alpha and beta thalassemia
- Spina bifida
- Cerebral palsy
- People who require supplemental oxygen and/or tracheostomy
- Pulmonary fibrosis, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, combined primary immunodeficiency disorder, HIV, daily use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines, receiving tumor necrosis factor-alpha blocker or rituximab.
- Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled individuals receiving home/community-based services. (Family and Social Services Administration will provide patient information for this community.)
Before making an appointment, your healthcare provider will submit your information to the Indiana Department of Health. You will then receive a text message and/or email with a unique link that will allow you to sign up for an appointment.
You are encouraged to speak with your healthcare provider to make sure your medications won’t interfere with the vaccine, and that they have your correct contact information on file.
You might receive a letter with more details. You will need to take the letter with you to your appointment unless you sign up with your unique link.
After you get a message or letter you can also call 211 to make an appointment.
Teens who are 16 or 17 years old will need to sign up with sites offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Visit ourshot.in.gov for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine.