La PORTE — La Porte County is now in the safest category for COVID-19 spread risk, according to state health officials, who reported Wednesday that about 9 percent of state residents have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

And just one day after the state health department expanded vaccine eligibility to include those ages 55-59, the eligibility was again expanded to those 50 and over with an increased vaccine supply coming to Indiana.

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