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Parkview Health preparing COVID-19 vaccine for Hoosiers age 80 and older

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Parkview Health is preparing to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to Hoosiers age 80 and older.

Beginning Friday at 9 a.m., those who are 80 years of age and older can register to receive the vaccine through the state department of health.

You can register Friday morning by clicking here, or by calling 211.

At the Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation, eligible Hoosiers will have to register for an appointment before arriving.

According to officials, family members will be allowed to make appointments on behalf of eligible seniors. The person receiving the vaccine must bring their photo identification and health insurance card (if they have one) to their appointment.

From Thursday until Friday at 9 a.m., appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine will continue to be available exclusively to healthcare workers who have been identified by the IDOH.

Any Hoosier who wants to be tested for COVID-19 can get a test at any state-sponsored OptumServe site, regardless of whether they are at high risk or have symptoms. 

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Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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