BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
JASPER -- Around 2,637 people in Dubois County have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to numbers published on the state's new COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard.
The vaccination process requires two doses of the vaccine, administered several weeks apart.
763 people in the county have received both doses, classifying them as “fully vaccinated.”
Statewide, more than 70,000 Hoosiers have received both doses of the vaccine. Over 317,000 residents are still waiting to get that second dose.
The Dubois County Health Department is once again accepting appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
At this time, residents 70 and older can sign up to get the shot. Healthcare workers are also eligible.
You can make an appointment by visiting ourshot.in.gov. If you don’t have internet access, you can call 211 for assistance.
Individuals age 70 and older account for about 11 percent of the state’s population but represent 42 percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations and 78 percent of deaths in the state, according to the Indiana Department of Health.