(Indianapolis, IN) - Indiana has received its first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Associated Press, health care workers at hospitals in Ft. Wayne and Indianapolis were the first ones in the state to be vaccinated.
Vaccinations were also given to medical workers as close as Munster, according to the Northwest Indiana Times. 46,000 of the state’s more than 400,000 eligible health care workers have registered for appointments to get their first shot, according to AP.
Indiana State Health Department Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said during a Wednesday news conference that the general public should expect to have widespread access to vaccines sometime in the coming months.
Initially, more than 50,000 doses were delivered to a select number of Indiana hospitals. Another 50 hospitals are expected to receive the vaccines in the coming days.