By Associated Press - Monday, March 22, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Officials in Indiana have opened vaccinations for the COVID-19 virus to state residents 40 and older.

Health care workers, long-term care residents, first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, and educators and school support staff through 12th grade also are eligible to receive the vaccine, the Indiana Department of Health said Monday.

More than 2.3 million vaccine doses have been administered in Indiana and 954,578 residents have been fully vaccinated.

The state also said Monday that another 516 cases of the coronavirus have been reported. More than 678,000 virus cases and 12,537 deaths have been confirmed in Indiana since the start of the pandemic.

Only one new death was confirmed Monday.

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