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Indiana Dept. of Health announces changes to daily updates of COVID-19 dashboards

INDIANAPOLIS (WNDU) - The Indiana Department of Health is changing the timing of its COVID-19 dashboard updates to reflect the high volume of data flowing in each day. Beginning Monday, Sept. 27, the dashboards at www.coronavirus.in.gov and www.ourshot.in.gov will update daily by 5 p.m. The health department says this will allow for more thorough review of data before it is posted. Meanwhile, school and long-term care dashboards will continue to update weekly.
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No Ban On COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates In Indiana – For Now

The Indiana House dismissed an attempt by one lawmaker this week to ban any COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state. But that likely won’t be the last time this issue comes up in the General Assembly. Rep. John Jacob (R-Indianapolis) tried to introduce an amendment to the redistricting bill that...
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Indiana National Guard deployed to Indianapolis hospital to assist with patients

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana National Guard is assisting the staff at an Indianapolis hospital due to an increase in the number of patients at the facility. The Guard confirmed to 13News that they have personnel stationed at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital on West 86th Street to assist with patient care at the hospital. Hospitalizations have started to drop slightly across Indiana, but the state has been consistently reporting thousands of new cases every day.
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Pay It Forward: Free haircuts for COVID vaccines

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indy man is using his barber academy to offer free haircuts for people get who COVID-19 vaccines. On October 4th, Kenny’s Academy of Barbering will have crews there to give out vaccines, do COVID testing, and give people in the community access to other resources. “And if...
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State cancels daily data updates to media on COVID-19 pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today changes to the timing of its COVID-19 dashboard updates to reflect the high volume of data flowing in each day. Beginning today, the dashboards at www.coronavirus.in.gov and www.ourshot.in.gov will update daily by 5 p.m. This will allow for more thorough review...
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Study shows pandemic led to biggest decrease in life expectancy since WWII

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An alarming new study reveals that average life expectancy declined significantly during the pandemic. The study, published Monday in the International Journal of Epidemiology and led by Oxford University researchers, found COVID-19 led to the biggest decrease in over half a century. The scientists assembled an unprecedented,...
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Survey: 3/4 of Indiana Employers Feeling Labor Shortage, but Issues Predate Pandemic

(INDIANAPOLIS) – An Indiana Chamber survey says the pandemic isn’t the only reason businesses are struggling to find workers. 72% of 905 companies surveyed say there aren’t enough workers with the skills to meet their needs — 60% say they’ve left jobs unfilled as a result. That’s higher than before the pandemic, but even then, about half of employers consistently reported leaving jobs unfilled, while 62% complained of an inadequate supply of workers three years ago. The figure declined to 50% the last two years before rising on this year’s survey.
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State will push daily COVID-19 dashboard updates back to 5 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers expecting COVID-19 data updates at noon will have to wait a few hours longer. The Indiana Department of Health announced Monday that it would begin updating its daily coronavirus dashboard by 5 p.m. instead of 12 p.m. The department said the change will allow for a “more...
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Indiana vaccine providers begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots

INDIANAPOLIS – COVID-19 booster shots from Pfizer are now going into the arms of eligible Hoosiers. Health officials across the state say they’ve already seen high demand, especially among older adults. At the Wayne County Health Department, vaccinations have at least quadrupled since last week, according to Executive Director Christine...
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Adults objecting to masks disrupt more Indiana school board meetings

GREENWOOD — Another Indiana school board meeting was disrupted when residents refused to wear face masks while objecting to the district’s requirement. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Center Grove school board meeting Thursday night after those not wearing masks wouldn’t leave so the meeting could start, the (Franklin) Daily Journal reported. Those protesting left after two deputies arrived.
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Hoosiers begin receiving Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots

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Pfizer: Elementary school-aged children could get COVID vaccine by late October

INDIANAPOLIS — Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the company plans to apply in just days for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. Right now, the Pfizer vaccine is only approved for kids 12 and older. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that children make up more than a quarter of all COVID-19 cases reported across the country.
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