The Indiana National Guard is administering the COVID-19 vaccine only to eligible DOD populations. Appointments will be made available based upon the Department of Defense Prioritization Schema. At this time, all vaccines are provided at the Johnson County Armory, 325 Minuteman Way, Franklin, IN 46131.
DOD Vaccine Eligibility in Indiana
All DoD eligible personnel aged 12 years or older
For eligibility questions, please contact the INNG COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 317-247-3226, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4.p.m.
- The Indiana National Guard is currently scheduling all eligible DOD populations who volunteer for the vaccine.
- Personnel outside the eligible DOD population will not have the ability to schedule/register for this vaccine on this page.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to eligible beneficiaries age 12 years old and over on May 10, 2021.
The COVID-19 vaccines that have received EUAs have gone through extensive clinical testing with tens of thousands of study volunteers. Pfizer’s clinical trials involving 12-15 year-olds showed 100% efficacy, robust antibody responses, and no serious side effects. Children can get sick from COVID-19 as more contagious strains of the virus spread. Vaccinating children against COVID-19 helps protect them from getting sick and helps reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus to others, including parents and grandparents, who are more at risk of severe illness.
- Persons aged > 12 years and < 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at the time of vaccination.
You can also receive the vaccine from sources in the community at no cost, including a local pharmacy or a state or local vaccination site. Visit Vaccines.gov to find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations near you that offer Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. While the COVID-19 vaccine is encouraged and optional at this time, documentation of its administration is mandatory. Service Members who have, or will elect to receive, the COVID-19 vaccine through a non-DOD source (retail pharmacy, local health department, mass clinic, etc.) must provide vaccination documentation to their unit for annotation in the appropriate military medical system of record (MEDPROS or ASIMS). Documentation should be provided as soon as practical, but not later than your next reporting period or 30 days after receipt of the vaccination. Documentation can also be emailed to the INNG COVID Vaccine mailbox at email@example.com.
For questions on eligibility, please contact the Indiana Army National Guard Office of the State Surgeon at: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call Center, 317-247-3226. Call Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- People with COVID-19 who have symptoms should not schedule an appointment to be vaccinated until they have recovered from their illness and have met the criteria for discontinuing isolation; those without symptoms should also wait until they meet the criteria before getting vaccinated. This criteria also applies to people who get COVID-19 before getting their second dose of vaccine.
- Do not take any prophylactic analgesics (preventative pain relievers such as ibuprofen or Tylenol) before your COVID-19 vaccines due to the lack of information on how it impacts the vaccine-induced antibody response.
- All volunteers will complete screening and immunization documentation with a uniformed provider prior to receiving vaccination.
- Prior to your appointment, you may download and review the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer vaccine.