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COVID-19 Vaccine in the Tri-State: Who Can Get It and Where?

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently being distributed around the world - but here in the Tri-State, are you eligible to receive the vaccine? And where can you go to get it?

Posted: Jan 12, 2021 3:16 PM
Updated: Aug 27, 2021 2:09 PM

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is underway both across the United States and here in the Tri-State.

The three COVID-19 vaccines currently available here in the US come from Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer.

Pfizer's vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine to receive full FDA approval for people age 16 and older. It's also currently the only COVID-19 vaccine available to kids who are at least 12-years-old, but it's available to that age range through Emergency Use Authorization granted by the FDA.

The Moderna vaccine and J&J vaccine are currently only available under Emergency Use Authorization granted by the FDA. Those vaccines are available to anyone who's at least 18-years-old.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are two-dose vaccines, requiring people to receive two shots, while the J&J vaccine is a single-dose vaccine, requiring only one shot.

Some immunocompromised individuals are now being advised to receive a COVID-19 booster shot to bolster their protection against the virus. Booster shots are expected to become publicly available in the coming months.

Depending on availability, each of the three vaccines is offered by healthcare workers at a wide variety of locations such as health departments, hospitals, pharmacies, and more.

Here's a list of resources for residents in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, who are looking to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Indiana

Any eligible individual can register online to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from any of the 1,000+ vaccination sites throughout the state. Click here to make a vaccination appointment online.

If you have difficulty registering online or if you need phone assistance with the vaccination process, you're asked to dial 211 from any phone for more help.

To see a map of all vaccination sites listed by the Indiana State Department of Health, click here.

Kentucky

Kentucky leaders have created a site specifically for vaccine information at govstatus.egov.com/ky-covid-vaccine.

The Bluegrass State's site has information on where to get your vaccine, vaccine demographics, and more.

If you need over-the-phone assistance with scheduling your vaccination appointment, Kentucky officials ask that you call 855-598-2246.

Illinois

Illinoisans can find the state health department's vaccine resource by clicking here.

It offers information on each of the available vaccines, where to receive them, and much more.

If you need phone assistance with your COVID-19 vaccine in Illinois, the state health department asks that you call 833-621-1284.



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This developing story will be updated as new information becomes available.

Stay up to date on the latest coronavirus information in your area on wevv.com/news/coronavirus.

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