Reminder: COVID-19 vaccine eligibility changes frequently; keep an eye out for all vaccination opportunities

Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana is changing often due to an increased national vaccine supply. As of March 4, any Indiana resident age 50 and older is eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment, as are long-term care residents, health care workers, first responders and individuals with certain high-risk conditions.

Some members of the Purdue community who are not yet qualified under state eligibility guidelines, such as K-12 educators, may be eligible under federal guidelines to receive the vaccine now at federal pharmacy partner sites such as Meijer and Kroger/Payless in Indiana. 

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to watch for these vaccination opportunities and monitor their individual eligibility as we work together to protect ourselves, each other and the entire Purdue community.

The COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. Some within the Purdue community have reported experiencing expected side effects after receiving the vaccination, which are normal signs that the body is building protection. These side effects may affect one’s ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Visit to learn more.

For full details on state eligibility guidelines and to find nearby vaccination sites, visit  

The Purdue COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Task Force also offers additional tips for navigating the scheduling process