The reality is that anyone that wants to be vaccinated can be [2021 “Year in Review: Vaccination rollout starts with huge demand, then hits wall,” Dec. 31].
Indiana had one of the most efficient online appointment platforms in the country. The Indiana Department of Health also developed robust mass vaccination clinics at various locations and at various times throughout the state. At this writing, it is my understanding that both testing, vaccinations and boosters are being offered by the continued commitment of this state agency to ensure that services are available to those who need them.
Indiana’s vaccination “ranking” in the country (41st) is not due to a lack of initiative or effort on the part of our state government and the state health department who, before COVID, had their hands full assisting with HIV infections and meth addictions within our borders. It is, sadly, due to the ignorance and misinformation that is promulgated through various social platforms and media outlets. The continued effort on the part of these misinformed, ignorant and selfish individuals, entities and social platforms is nothing short of being completely un-American. While they hold up their rights to “make their own choices,” they do so with a seeming disinterest in the responsibilities that come with those rights and an acknowledgement of the entity under which they even exist—the United States of America.
My thanks to the hard work of all those involved in ensuring that Hoosiers anywhere can gain access to these life-saving vaccines and to those faithful and loyal Hoosiers who care enough about others to get this proven and safe vaccine.