IDOH: Appointments may be needed for young kids’ COVID vaccinations
The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) is urging Indiana parents seeking COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 5 years to contact the vaccine site listed at or to call 211 before visiting a vaccine provider, to ensure vaccine is available and that no appointment is required. Although some sites may be able to accommodate walk-ins, many sites, including pharmacies and hospitals, are requiring appointments because initial supplies of vaccine are limited.

“We recognize that there is pent-up demand among parents eager to protect our youngest Hoosiers, but because vaccines are still arriving in Indiana for this age group, we ask for a little more patience to allow supply to catch up with demand,” said IDOH Chief Medical Officer Lindsay Weaver, MD, in a news release. 

IDOH has updated its map at to show sites that have indicated they will offer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for this age group. Both vaccines received authorization from the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the week of June 13. IDOH said it is working with its external vendor to update the online registration system to allow for additional appointment scheduling options for this age group as quickly as possible.