(Indianapolis, IN) - The state’s Chief Health Officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver gave an update on vaccine distribution this week.
So far, she said, about 76,000 Hoosiers have received at least their first round of vaccine. More than 110,000 have scheduled to be vaccinated through next Monday. Another 40,000 doses have been set aside for nursing home residents and workers; those doses started going out this week.
Just shy of 300,000 doses have been allocated in all. This insures that Indiana’s 250,000 healthcare workers can be inoculated. State health officials are slowly working out distribution guidelines for offering vaccines to the general public. They say more details will come out next week.
In the meantime, here in La Porte County, officials are ahead of the curve and almost ready to distribute the vaccine to the general public in a facility at the county fairgrounds. However, supplies may be limited at first.
According to one county health official, staffing and scheduling plans are being made to vaccinate at least 50 people a day, but indications are that the state may only be able to provide half that amount in the early stages of public vaccination.
The county is also working out legal liability issues for medical staff who will be administering the doses at the vaccination center.