Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday afternoon that Indiana is now expanding its eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccination to include those age 50 and older. This comes only one day after the state lowered eligibility to include those 55 and older.
“With the new J&J approval, we’re obviously able to do more,” Holcomb said, referencing the newly approved Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.
The governor said the state will continue to drop vaccine eligibility based on age, ultimately to age 40.
Holcomb also announced that he would be receiving the vaccine on Friday, as he has now become eligible. He said he received a strong recommendation from Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box “to walk the walk and not just talk the talk.”