COVID shots now available to kids 6 months and up

Hoosier children with ages 6 months to 5 years old are now able to get COVID-19 vaccines.

The Indiana Department of Health announced Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccines for kids between 6 months to 5 years old are now available at some Indiana vaccine providers, expanding the population eligible to be protected against the disease. This comes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for kids between 6 months to 5 years old last week.

Initial sites will include private healthcare providers, local health departments and some hospitals and pharmacies. Shipments are expected to continue to arrive at participating locations this week, IDOH officials say.

Parents are encouraged to contact vaccine sites prior to arriving for a vaccine dose to determine if the site is requiring appointments. While some sites are able to accommodate walk-in appointments, many sites indicated to IDOH that they are requiring appointments due to limited initial supplies of vaccines, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

IDOH is working to update its online registration system so that appointments for this age group can be made via as soon as possible, officials said.

IDOH’s vaccine map at has also been updated to show sites that have indicated they will offer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for this age group.