Ind. opens COVID-19 booster shot availability to all Hoosier adults

Ind. reports 4 new area COVID deaths
Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 11:58 AM CST
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INDIANA (WFIE) - The Indiana Department of Health now says any Hoosier aged 18 or older can now receive a booster dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines so long as they received their second dose at least six months ago.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday approved the administration of a booster dose of both vaccines for people aged 18 and older following the FDA’s decision to expand its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for boosters.

Previously, the FDA had approved a third dose for immunocompromised individuals and had allowed boosters for individuals who met certain criteria.

You may still choose which COVID-19 vaccine to receive as a booster shot.

Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster.

Individuals who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible for a booster two months or more after their initial dose.

Adult Kentuckians may also get a booster.

On Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 3,767 new COVID-19 cases and 26 new deaths.

The pandemic total in the state is now 1,069,450 cases and 16,673 deaths.

The map shows 73 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 27 new cases in Warrick County, 19 new cases in Dubois County, 12 new cases in Perry County, 11 new cases in both Gibson and Pike counties, nine new cases in Spencer County and eight new cases in Posey County.

There were four newly reported deaths in our area. Of those deaths, two were residents of Dubois County, and there was one resident from both Vanderburgh and Perry counties.

Any Hoosier five and older can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at

Those without a computer or cell phone can call 211.

Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.

  • Vanderburgh Co. - 33,544 cases, 494 deaths
  • Dubois Co. - 8,597 cases, 137 deaths
  • Warrick Co. - 11,772 cases, 189 deaths
  • Perry Co. - 2,768 cases, 53 deaths
  • Posey Co. - 3,932 cases, 44 deaths
  • Gibson Co. - 6,857 cases, 116 deaths
  • Spencer Co. - 3,505 cases, 46 deaths
  • Pike Co. - 2,391 cases, 44 deaths

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