As of Wednesday, Hoosiers age 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Experts hope college students get vaccinated because nationwide, young people ages 18-29 make up the most disproportionate amount of new coronavirus cases — 22.3% — while they account for only 16.4 percent of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
IU sophomore Josheta Srinivasan sees first-hand why this is happening.
“I know that a lot of people go out all the time and the risk of spreading it is much greater because we’re so mobile,” Srinivasan said. “Have you been over to Kirkwood on a Saturday night? There’s so many people out there.”
Srinivasan says she and her circle of friends try to be careful as possible.