Source: Justin L. Mack – Indianapolis Star
As Indiana enters the next phase of its coronavirus vaccine rollout plan, state leaders are celebrating a steady climb in the state’s vaccination rate.
As of Wednesday, the day Indiana began offering vaccines to anyone 16 and older, a total of 1,133,956 Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated. Indiana has administered 2,793,014 doses of vaccine.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box discussed plans to keep that number climbing during their weekly news conference Wednesday. Those plans include removing residency requirements to serve people in unique living situations, and new partnerships with six Indiana colleges and universities to vaccinate students and staff.
But the celebration also came with a warning that hospitalizations and case counts are climbing as well. Box urged Hoosiers to keep up the vigilance, stating that “we cannot throw caution into the wind and behave as if the pandemic is over.”