ISDH to include COVID-19 variant information on website soon

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Health will soon start including data on COVID-19 variants on their website. This comes as over 1,100 COVID variant cases have been identified in the Hoosier state.

Of those, more than 800 are the B.1.1.7 variant. So far, vaccines still appear to be effective against this strain of coronavirus.

Public health managers in Indiana also say that 33-percent of people in the state are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. But they say nearly as many people say they will never get the shot.

On Wednesday, State Health Commissioner Kristina Box said between 20 and 30-percent of people consistently say they do not plan to get the vaccine.

Box says her office is working to convince those people to reconsider. She says the sales pitch usually involves talking about the benefits of getting vaccinated in terms of friends, family members, or their community at large.

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