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(WAND) - Central Illinois counties are outlining their plans to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the public. Here are the counties that have sent out detailed plans. 

Illinois State Fairgrounds mass vaccination site available for those living in Illinois. Click here to see appointments and click "Illinois State Fairgrounds Vaccine Site."

>>Mass COVID-19 vaccination site coming to Macon County

>>Two more state-supported mass vaccination sites launched in Quincy and Des Plaines 

WAND News has also gathered vaccination information from pharmacies including: 

MACON COUNTY

May 7 update: 

HSHS Medical Group Drive-Thru Clinic in Decatur is offering COVID vaccines without an appointment next week, May 11-14, Tuesday through Friday, from 2 pm to 4 pm.

You can also schedule an appointment for Tuesday through Friday, 1 pm to 4 pm. HSHS Medical Group Drive-Thru Clinic is located at 5285 E. Maryland St., Suite A, in Decatur.

Vaccines are available in Decatur for persons 18 years and older who live or work in Macon County.

Two ways to make an appointment

To make an appointment by phone, call 1-844-216-4707.

To make an appointment online, the public can sign up for our online patient portal called MyChart. It is free and easy to create an HSHS MyChart account:

  • Go to www.hshsmyhealthrecord.com
  • Login or Create a MyChart account by clicking “Sign Up Now.”
  • Under Quick Links, click “COVID-19 Vaccine Link.”
  • Click “COVID-19 Vaccination” and answer questions on eligibility to schedule a FIRST DOSE vaccine appointment.

If appointments are full, please check back as additional days and times will be added based available vaccine supplies and clinic days.

Not in Decatur? To find an HSHS vaccine clinic near you, visit www.HSHS.org/vaccine.

May 5 update: 

**Updated- Walk-in or appointments available**

May 5, 2021

Illinois National Guard Planning To Administer Up To 600 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Doses in Macon County

DECATUR, IL - On Friday, May 7, the Illinois National Guard is planning to bring 600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to be administered at the Macon County Health Department. Please note the details of this specific clinic in their entirety below:

• Date: Friday, May 7, 2021

• Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

• Location: Macon County Health Department, 1221 E. Condit Street in Decatur

***For this specific clinic ONLY, any Illinois resident may make an appointment to be vaccinated.***

• Persons who wish to receive this single-dose vaccine should be 18 years of age or older and should NOT have previously received a COVID-19 vaccine dose of any kind.

Eligible persons can walk-in or visit https://events.juvare.com/.../3659d9e4-bdbc-4783-85ec.../ to schedule an appointment. Before arriving to the clinic, please take your temperature and screen yourself for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees, are experiencing any symptoms or signs of illness, are awaiting a COVID-19 test result or have been identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, do not attend the clinic. Please wear a face covering. Please bring a photo ID to verify age eligibility and your current insurance card or red, white and blue Medicare card.

May 3 update: 

Macon County Health Department and Millikin University to host on-campus vaccination clinic May 4

WHAT: Millikin University will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, sponsored by the Macon County Health Department and the Millikin School of Nursing, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The clinic will be held in the Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance in the 1st floor lobby area of the University Commons on Millikin's campus.

Millikin University students, faculty and staff can receive first dose Moderna vaccinations from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single-dose vaccinations from 1 – 3:30 p.m. Those who choose the Moderna vaccination will have the opportunity to schedule their second dose at the clinic.

The clinic will be by appointment only. The online signup will include a required consent form and additional information. Participants are asked to complete the consent form in advance of their appointment. Consent forms will also be available at the clinic.

The clinic will approximately have 350 doses available. The number of doses may be extended should demand create a need. The clinic may be opened to the public if the campus community does not exhaust the 350 doses by Monday, May 3. An announcement regarding the clinic being open to the public will be made on Millikin University's website and social media channels.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance, 1st floor lobby area of the University Commons on Millikin's campus.

April 28 update:

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD), located at 1221 E. Condit Street in Decatur, is offering expanded hours for the following Pfizer COVID-19 walk-in clinic vaccination: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • UPDATED/EXPANDED HOURS: 1:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Intended for those 16 years of age or older who live or work in Macon County
  • PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT IF 16 OR 17 YEARS OLD.
  • If 18 years of age or older, please bring photo ID or insurance card if possible.
  • Must be able to return on May 26th for 2nd dose

These clinics are open to those who live or work in Macon County; who are at least 16 years of age or older; and who wish to receive their FIRST dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. A person should NOT attend the clinic if they have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination dose of any kind.

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Millikin University will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, sponsored by the Macon County Health Department and the Millikin School of Nursing, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The clinic will be held in the Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance in the 1st floor lobby area of the University Commons on Millikin's campus.

Millikin University students, faculty and staff can receive first dose Moderna vaccinations from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single-dose vaccinations from 1 – 3:30 p.m. For those who choose the Moderna vaccination, they will have the opportunity to schedule their second dose at the clinic.

The clinic will be by appointment only. The online signup will include a required consent form and additional information. Participants are asked to complete the consent form in advance of their appointment. Consent forms will also be available at the clinic.

The clinic will approximately have 350 doses available. The number of doses may be extended should demand create a need. The clinic may be opened to the public if the campus community does not exhaust the 350 doses by Monday, May 3. An announcement regarding the clinic being open to the public will be made on Millikin University's website and social media channels.

The vaccination clinic will also serve as a Performance Learning opportunity for Millikin School of Nursing students as they will have the opportunity to administer COVID-19 vaccines as part of their last clinical experience of the spring 2021 semester.

"Millikin University is proud to partner with the Macon County Health Department to offer an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic to our campus community," said Raphaella Prange, vice president for Student Affairs at Millikin. "Vaccinating our students, faculty and staff is a priority for the University and a critical component to our plan of returning to normal operations for the fall 2021 semester."

Prange noted, "Our School of Nursing has been pivotal in maintaining a strong relationship with our community health partners, and we are beyond thrilled that our students in the School of Nursing will be an integral part of this clinic. The vaccination clinic will be a meaningful example of Millikin's hallmark of Performance Learning, providing continued on the ground, real experience during the pandemic for our students interested in community and public health careers."

For more information about the on-campus vaccination clinic, COVID-19 updates and FAQs, please visit millikin.edu/covid19.

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Pfizer Vaccination Clinic for April 28
 
Do you need your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine? Head over to the MCHD! We are holding a walk-in vaccination clinic from 1:00-3:15 p.m.
 
• Intended for those 16 years of age or older who live or work in Macon County
• Hours will be from 1:00-3:15 p.m.
• PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT IF 16 OR 17 YEARS OLD.
• If 18 years of age or older, please bring photo ID or insurance card if possible.
• Must be able to return on May 19th for 2nd dose

April 20 update:

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD), located at 1221 E. Condit Street in Decatur, is offering the following on-site COVID-19 vaccination opportunity for those who live or work in Macon County: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

– Pfizer clinic

  • This clinic has 60 available appointment slots, will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and is for 16 and 17 year old persons who live or work in Macon County.
  • PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT.
  • Must be able to return on May 12th for 2nd dose
  • Please call (217) 718-6205 to register.

Phone lines will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We ask that you please leave a message if your call is not answered. We will return calls in the order in which they were received.

These clinics are open to those who live or work in Macon County; who are at least 16 years of age or older; and who wish to receive their FIRST dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

A person should NOT attend the clinic if they have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination dose of any kind.

April 19 update: 

MCHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Opportunities

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD), located at 1221 E. Condit Street in Decatur, is offering the following on-site COVID-19 vaccination opportunities this week for those who live or work in Macon County:

1. Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – Moderna clinic

• This clinic has 70 appointment slots available from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Must be able to return on May 18th for 2nd dose

• Please call (217) 718-6205 to register. Phone lines will be open until 7:00 p.m. tonight. Due to the potential high volume of calls, we ask that you please leave a message if your call is not answered. We will return calls in the order in which they were received.

2. Wednesday, April 21, 2021 – Pfizer clinic

• This clinic has 60 available appointment slots, will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and is for 16 and 17 year old persons who live or work in Macon County.

• PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT.

• Must be able to return on May 12th for 2nd dose

• Please call (217) 718-6205 to register. Phone lines will be open until 7:00 p.m. tonight. and 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. Due to the potential high volume of calls, we ask that you please leave a message if your call is not answered. We will return calls in the order in which they were received.

These clinics are open to those who live or work in Macon County; who are at least 16 years (Pfizer) or 18 years (Moderna) of age or older; and who wish to receive their FIRST dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. A person should NOT attend the clinic if they have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination dose of any kind.

April 16 update: 

"Due to low participation, the Macon County Health Department canceled the vaccinations that were to be administered at St. Peter AME Church on Saturday, April 17 from 10 - 12.

April 8 update: 

HSHS Medical Group will be offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments on Saturday, April 10.

HSHS Medical Group has a limited number of COVID vaccine appointments for Saturday's drive-thru clinic.

The clinic will be located at 5285 E. Maryland St., Suite A, in Decatur.

Appointments are required.

Vaccines are available in Decatur for persons 18 years and older who live or work in Macon County.

How to Make an Appointment

For a COVID vaccine appointment, the public can sign up for our online patient portal called MyChart. It is free and easy to create an HSHS MyChart account:

  • Go to www.hshsmyhealthrecord.com
  • Login or Create a MyChart account by clicking "Sign Up Now."
  • Under Quick Links, click "COVID-19 Vaccine Link."
  • Click "COVID-19 Vaccination" and answer questions on eligibility to schedule a FIRST DOSE vaccine appointment.

All vaccine clinics are by appointment only. No walk-ins will be allowed.

HSHS Medical Group and HSHS St. Mary's Hospital also offer COVID vaccine appointments Monday through Friday.

To find an HSHS COVID vaccine clinic near you, visit https://www.hshs.org/vaccine.

To make a weekday appointment by phone, call HSHS St. Mary's Hospital at 217-464-2966.

April 5 update: 

Macon County is holding a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic in early April.

The clinic is scheduled for Thursday, April 8 at the National Sequestration Education Center, which is at Richland Community College (3357 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.) near the wind turbines.

People who live or work in Macon County who are 18 or older and wish to receive a single-dose vaccine are eligible. Attendees should not have previously received a COVID-19 vaccine dose of any kind.

Eligible people can call (217)718-6205 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or click this link to schedule an appointment. Before arriving, a person should take their temperature and perform a self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who has a temperature of over 100.4 degrees, has any symptoms or signs of illness, is waiting a COVID-19 test result or who has been identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case should not attend.

Members of the public should bring a photo ID to verify their age eligibility and their current insurance car or red, white and blue Medicare card.

March 29 update: 

Macon County and Crossing Healthcare are now able to vaccinate anyone 18+ in Macon County. 

Crossing appointment openings can be found by clicking HERE

March 26 update: 

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD) is holding a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, March 30 at Richland Community College at the National Sequestration Education Center (3357 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.) near the wind turbines. This clinic is open for those who live or work in Macon County; are 18 years old or older; and who wish to receive their FIRST dose of the vaccine.

Eligible persons can call (217) 718-6205 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Friday, March 26th and Monday, March 29) and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28), or visit https://bit.ly/31oCYZY to schedule an appointment. Persons who book an appointment must be able to come back on Tuesday, April 27 for their second dose. Before arriving to the clinic, please take your temperature and screen yourself for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees, are experiencing any symptoms or signs of illness, are awaiting a COVID-19 test result or have been identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, do not attend the clinic. Please bring a photo ID to verify age eligibility and your current insurance card or red, white and blue Medicare card.

March 24 update: 

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD) is holding a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, March 25 at Richland Community College at the National Sequestration Education Center (3357 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.) near the wind turbines. Due to numerous appointment slots still being available, the MCHD has made the decision to open this clinic to those who qualify for the vaccine in Phases 1A, 1B, 1B+ or higher education staff, government workers or media; who live or work in Macon County; and who wish to receive their FIRST dose of the vaccine.

Eligible persons can call (217) 718-6205 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or visit https://bit.ly/3tJDZYu to schedule an appointment. Persons who book an appointment must be able to come back on Thursday, April 22nd for their second dose. Before arriving to the clinic, please take your temperature and screen yourself for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees or are experiencing any symptoms or signs of illness, do not attend the clinic. Please bring a photo ID to verify age eligibility and your current insurance card or red, white and blue Medicare card.

March 16 update: 

The Macon County Health Department has announced an upcoming March COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

County health officials said the clinic will be held on Thursday, March 18 at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel, which is located at 4191 W. U.S. Highway 36. People should enter through the west side of the building.

The clinic is only for people who live or work in Macon County. Participants must qualify for the vaccines in phase 1A, 1B or 1B+.

To schedule an appointment, an eligible person can call (217)718-6205 or visit this link.

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HSHS Medical Group has more than 700 COVID vaccine appointments available in Decatur this week, Tuesday through Friday.

Vaccines are designated for persons who live or work in Macon County and are in Phase 1A, 1B, and 1B plus. 

For a COVID vaccine appointment, you can sign up for the online patient portal called MyChart. It is free to create an HSHS MyChart account at www.hshsmyhealthrecord.com. Once you are registered in MyChart, you will answer a series of questions to determine if you are currently eligible to receive a COVID vaccine. If you are eligible, you may select an appointment time. COVID vaccines are being administered at HSHS Medical Group Drive-Thru Clinic, located at 5285 E. Maryland St., Suite A, in Decatur.

The Illinois Department of Public Health defines Group 1A as health care personnel; long-term care facility staff and residents; and other identified congregate care staff and residents. Group 1B includes persons age 65 or older and frontline essential workers. Group 1B plus includes persons 18 and older with certain underlying conditions and persons with a disability. For more information on these groups, visit the IDPH website at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

For those not yet eligible to receive the vaccine, sign up for MyChart where you can receive updates on when and if they have doses of the vaccine available to their group.

SANGAMON COUNTY 

March 30 update: 

Sangamon County is now opening COVID-19 vaccine appointments to those 16 and up. 

Appointments are currently available at the drive-thru Sangamon County Department of Public Health location and the mass vaccination site on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. 

There are two options to register: www.scdph.org or by calling 217-321-2606. 

To better serve those without internet access, a portion of the appointments will only be available to those that call the hotline.  

Note: 

You must be 18 years or older to receive the Moderna vaccine.

You must be 18 years or older to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

You must be 16 years or older to receive the Pfizer Vaccine.   

Brand availability is listed by location at SCDPH.org.

Currently, the Fairgrounds' Mass Vaccination site is administering Pfizer, and the SCDPH drive-thru is administering Moderna. ​

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Beginning Jan. 26, the county is allowing people 85 and older to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations either online or by calling the Sangamon County Department of Public Health COVID-19 hotline. That number can be found below.

Health officials noted warmer weather in the spring might allow for for a faster rate of vaccinations. 

Those eligible to receive the vaccine in Sangamon County, which is currently in Phase 1B of Illinois eligibility levels, can schedule an appointment through the health department website or by calling its COVID-19 hotline at (217) 321-2606 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on regular business days. 

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The following was sent from the Sangamon County Department of Public Health on Feb. 2, 2021: 

"To date, Sangamon County has provided 6,476 first dose vaccines to residents.

"To date, Sangamon County has provided 0 second dose vaccines to residents.

"Sangamon County has distributed 13,425 doses of vaccine to our medical partners (Memorial Medical System, HSHS St John’s, SIU School of Medicine and the Springfield Clinic).

"A total of 26,290 County residents have been vaccinated, with the remainder coming from the federal long term care vaccination program and locations such as Hy-Vee and Walgreens.

"Sangamon County has approximately 7,000 doses available, enough for approximately 20 days.

"Sangamon County has 13,772 vaccine appointments in the next six weeks.​

"Up until just recently, the vaccine distribution to Sangamon County has been unpredictable, both in how much vaccine the county receives and when the vaccine arrives. However, the vaccine roll out has grown more reliable in the last few days.

"Sangamon County has received an average of 2,300 doses each of the last two weeks, and expects a similar amount this week.

"To date, Sangamon County has received one shipment of vaccine (1,600 doses) dedicated for 2nd dose shots, which arrived today. It is still unclear if this will be a regular shipment, with roughly the same amount at the same time. As a result, and until the second dose supply becomes more reliable, the county will continue to reserve a portion of its current supply for second doses.

"Sangamon County initially established a criteria of age 85 and older for the limited supply that was available at the time. To date, not all of the individuals that have reservations with the SCDPH meet the age 85 and older criteria. However, all reservations do meet the criteria for the 1b category. Due to the growing availability of the vaccine, SCDPH will honor those reservations not meeting the age 85 and older criteria as long as they meet the 1b requirements. We believe our initial program correctly targeted the most vulnerable population, but now, as the vaccine distribution expands it is appropriate to maintain the flow of vaccinations with minimal disruptions.

"Similar to the County, our medical partners have been performing their own beta test on a vaccination program and feel comfortable with expanding the process beyond the initial test period.

"As such, Sangamon County will soon be providing vaccine to our medical partners, starting the first phase with Memorial Health System and HSHS St. John’s, in order to supply new ongoing locations for residents to receive the vaccine. Additional details will be released soon, including locations, start dates, hours, etc. A reservation system will be used to make appointments and those seeking the vaccine must meet the 1b criteria.

"Springfield Clinic and SIU School of Medicine are vital partners in our efforts to combat COVID. Both medical partners are ready, willing and able to stand up clinics to serve the community as soon as adequate supplies of vaccine become available. We intend to provide vaccine for these critical medical partners as soon as supplies are adequate.

"Sangamon County and our medical partners will also be working with other entities designated by the state to provide additional opportunities to receive the vaccine. Details are still being worked out and should be released sometime soon.

"We continue to look for opportunities to reach targeted population groups as the vaccine supply allows.

"We want to make clear that while SCDPH and our medical partners are prepared to administer additional vaccine when it becomes available, we mean no criticism of the state’s distribution efforts. We have tried to counsel the community that we believe that the vaccine roll out will first be slow and targeted and then fast and comprehensive.

"It is important for the public to realize that in an effort to vaccinate such a large population the most effective means is through dispersed vaccination locations to maximize opportunities and minimize congestion. To the public, these multiple locations and processes may, at first, seem chaotic, but this is inevitable during the early stages of standing up such a massive distribution system. We applaud all efforts by all parties to deliver vaccine to our community."

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

May 5 update: 

On Thursday, May 6, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be holding a free walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Salem Baptist Church in the 5th & Hill Neighborhood of Champaign.

The Vaccine Clinic is being organized and sponsored by the Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC), the 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign, and Salem Baptist Church, in partnership with CUPHD.

The Vaccine Clinic is open to any Illinois resident who is 16 years of age and older. No appointment is needed. This is a Walk-In Clinic and everyone is welcome!

  • WHO: 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign, Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC), Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, Salem Baptist Church
  • WHAT: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Free and No Appointment Needed!
  • WHEN: Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Salem Baptist Church – 500 E Park Street, Champaign (corner of Park and 5th)
  • QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLINIC? Need more information? Please contact CUPHD’s vaccine hotline at 217-239-7877.

May 3 update: 

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

You can receive the COVID-19 vaccination if you:

  • live or work in Champaign County and
  • are 16 or older

Please note – those who are 16 or 17 years of age are currently only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine when available.

Vaccination clinics for the week of May 3, 2021 will be available at the following locations:

Kohl’s Plaza, 1901 N. Market Street, Champaign. 

  • Call (217) 902-6100 to schedule or use MyCarle for the fastest service.
  • Walk-in appointments are also available during standard hours of operation.       

(Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Sunday 8:00 AM – noon. Hours are subject to change.)

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, 201 W. Kenyon Road, Champaign. 

  • Walk-in appointments available each Friday from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

To register:

  • Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.
  • Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Pharmacies:

Additional notes:

It is important to note that while eligibility guidelines will include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are currently available for individuals age 18 and older while Pfizer is available for those age 16 and older.

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability.

You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment.

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq.

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

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April 26 update: 

CHAMPAIGN, IL – The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

If you:

  • live or work in Champaign County and
  • are 16 or older

you can receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Note – those who are 16 or 17 years of age are currently only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

Vaccination clinics for the week of April 26, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

Kohl’s Plaza: 

Call (217) 902-6100 to schedule or use MyCarle for the fastest service.

OSF HealthCare hosting at the Rantoul Youth Center, 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age. 

To register: 

·        If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please call to reschedule.  

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

To register:

  • Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.
  • Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Pharmacies:

Additional notes:

It is important to note that while eligibility guidelines will include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. Moderna is currently available for individuals age 18 and older while Pfizer is available for those age 16 and older.

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability.

You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment.

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

April 19 update: 

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for individuals that live or work in Champaign County, 16 years of age or older, who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine.

Additional vaccination clinics for the week of April 19, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

OSF HealthCare hosting at the Rantoul Youth Center, 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age. 

To register for Monday, April 19: 

To register for Tuesday, April 20: 

If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please call to reschedule.  

Christie Clinic hosting at Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register:  

  • Online: https://www.christieclinic.com/about/covid-19-vaccination/.  
  • Stay up to date on community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics by downloading the Christie Clinic app and opting in to notifications.  
  • To expedite your appointment, please complete the form included in your confirmation email. 
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please follow cancellation/rescheduling instructions in the confirmation email.  

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

To register:

  • Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.
  • Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Kohl’s Plaza: 

  • Call (217) 902-6100 to schedule or use MyCarle for the fastest service.
  • Those interested in receiving their vaccination at Kohl’s Plaza in Champaign should request to be notified of available appointments online at: https://tinyurl.com/CarleCCvax.  

Pharmacies:

Additional notes:

It is important to note that while eligibility guidelines will include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. Moderna is currently available for individuals age 18 and older while Pfizer is available for those age 16 and older.

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability.

You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment.

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

April 5 update: 

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone 16 years of age or older who has not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. It is important to note that while eligibility guidelines will include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are currently available for individuals age 18 and older while Pfizer is available for those age 16 and older.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are still limited and will remain in high demand until more supply becomes available. Vaccination clinics for the week of April 5, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

OSF HealthCare hosting at the Rantoul Youth Center, 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register:

If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please call to reschedule.

Christie Clinic hosting at Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

  • Online: https://www.christieclinic.com/about/covid-19-vaccination/.

  • Stay up to date on community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics by downloading the Christie Clinic app and opting in to notifications.

  • To expedite your appointment, please complete the form included in your confirmation email.

  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please follow cancellation/rescheduling instructions in the confirmation email.

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

To register:

Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.

Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Kohl’s Plaza:

Those interested in receiving their vaccination at Kohl’s Plaza in Champaign should request to be notified of available appointments online at: https://tinyurl.com/CarleCCvax.

Pharmacies:
Visit www.walgreens.com for available COVID-19 vaccination appointments at local Walgreens stores.

Additional notes:

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability.

You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment.

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

The vaccine itself is free. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or if you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq.

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March 30 update: 

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone who lives or works in Champaign County that fall within Phases 1A and 1B, as well as food and beverage workers, construction trade workers, religious leaders, higher education staff, media, and government, and Champaign County residents 16 years of age or older with underlying health conditions or disabilities, who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. 

An additional vaccination clinic for this week will be available by appointment only at the following location:

Christie Clinic hosting at Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign. 

To register: 

  • Online: https://www.christieclinic.com/about/covid-19-vaccination/.
  • Stay up to date on community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics by downloading the Christie Clinic app and opting in to notifications. 
  • To expedite your appointment, please complete the form included in your confirmation email.
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please follow cancellation/rescheduling instructions in the confirmation email. 

Kohl’s Plaza:

Those interested in receiving their vaccination at Kohl’s Plaza in Champaign should request to be notified of available appointments online at: https://tinyurl.com/CarleCCvax.

Newly eligible for those who live or work in Champaign County:

  • Food and Beverage Workers
  • Construction Trade Workers
  • Religious Leaders
  • Higher Education Staff
  • Government Workers
  • Media

Still eligible:

Phase 1A:

  • Healthcare Personnel: Hospital and Non-Hospital Settings

Phase 1B:

  • Residents age 65 and older with or without underlying health conditions
  • Residents age 40-64 with underlying health conditions
  • First Responders
  • Corrections Officers
  • Education (in-person status not required)
  • State of Illinois approved Early Childhood and Licensed Daycares.
  • K-12 (public, private, and parochial) Schools.
  • Essential frontline workers who work or live in Champaign County:
  • Grocery Store Workers: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service.
  • Food and Agriculture Workers: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care. 
  • Shelter/Adult Day Care Workers.
  • Postal Service Workers (includes UPS, Amazon, etc.)
  • Manufacturing Workers: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers. 
  • Public Transit Workers: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, Para-Transit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride Sharing Services.

Phase 1B Expanded:

Champaign County residents 16-39 years of age or older with underlying health conditions, as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), or disabilities are also eligible. Underlying health conditions are:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease 
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Condition
  • Immunocompromised State from a Solid Organ Transplant
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Smoking

Additional notes:

While current eligibility guidelines include residents age 16 or older with underlying health conditions or disabilities, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. 

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability.

You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment.

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq.

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

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The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone who lives or works in Champaign County that fall within Phases 1A and 1B, work in higher education, media or government, and Champaign County residents 16 years of age or older with underlying health conditions or disabilities, who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine.

Vaccination clinics for the week of March 22, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

Rantoul Youth Center, located at 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register:

• Online: https://www.christieclinic.com/about/covid-19-vaccination/. page1image3992944624

Stay up to date on community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics by downloading the Christie Clinic app and opting in to notifications.

To expedite your appointment, please complete the form included in your confirmation email.

If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please follow cancellation/rescheduling instructions in the confirmation email.

Newly eligible for those who live or work in Champaign County:

  • Higher Education Staff

  • Government Workers

  • Media

    Still eligible: Phase 1A:

• Healthcare Personnel: Hospital and Non-Hospital Settings

Phase 1B:

  • Residents age 65 and older with or without underlying health conditions

  • Residents age 40-64 with underlying health conditions

  • First Responders

  • Corrections Officers

  • Education (in-person status not required)

o State of Illinois approved Early Childhood and Licensed Daycares.

o K-12(public,private,andparochial)Schools.
• Essential frontline workers who work or live in Champaign County:

o Grocery Store Workers: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service.
o Food and Agriculture Workers: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care.

o Shelter/AdultDayCareWorkers.
o Postal Service Workers (includes UPS, Amazon, etc.)
o Manufacturing Workers: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail,wholesale or other manufacturers.

o Public Transit Workers: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, Para-Transit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride Sharing Services. Phase 1B Expanded:

Champaign County residents 16-39 years of age or older with underlying health conditions, as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), or disabilities are also eligible. Underlying health conditions are:

  • Cancer

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

  • Diabetes

  • Heart Condition

  • Immunocompromised State from a Solid Organ Transplant

  • Obesity

  • Pregnancy

  • Pulmonary Disease

  • Sickle Cell Disease

  • Smoking

Additional notes:

While current eligibility guidelines include residents age 16 or older with underlying health conditions or disabilities, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval.

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability.

You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment.

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq.

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid- vaccinations.html.

MORGAN COUNTY

April 29 update: 

Our next Pop Up Clinic is Saturday next to the Ashland Diner! Open to anyone 18+ who lives or works in Cass, Mason, Morgan, Scott or Schuyler counties. No appointment needed---First Come, First Serve! Find more information here. 

April 20 update: 

A COVID-19 vaccine walk in clinic is happening on April 21 at Passavant Hospital from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Enter via the main entrance. If under the age of 18, you must bring a parent or guardian.

April 15 update: 

Attention Community Members---Now announcing our first Pop Up Vaccine Clinic!

Our staff will be onsite at Hollywood's Cafe in Chandlerville next Wednesday, April 21 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. offering the Moderna vaccine! This event is open to the counties listed below and no appointment is needed! FIRST COME FIRST SERVE -- See you Wednesday!

Attendees must live or work in Brown, Cass, Mason, Morgan, Scott or Schuyler counties. Click here for more information.

April 7 update:

The Morgan County Vaccine Planning Team will like to announce a limited supply of single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine is available for a clinic on April 8th.

Preregistration is required.

Online Registration: Morgan County Health Department website: Follow the link below https://www.morganhd.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine or Go to the Morgan County, Illinois Health Department website and follow the links under Vaccine Information.

VIA Phone: Number: 217-479-1817 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Questions can be emailed to: covidvaccine@jacksonvilleil.gov

April 2 update: 

Morgan County residents age 16 and older* or employees can now register AND schedule a vaccine appointment on-line at: https://www.morganhd.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine

*Minor clients must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive vaccine in the State of Illinois

Illinois residents may also visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-location for a comprehensive listing of alternate COVID Vaccine providers and locations in your area. 

More vaccination information can be found here

3/19 UPDATE: 

The Morgan County Vaccine Planning Team will like to announce an online option for registration for the COIVD vaccine. Residents of Morgan County will now have two ways to register for 1st dose COIVD vaccine appointments.

VIA Phone:
Number: 217-479-1817
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Online Registration:
Morgan County Health Department Website:
Follow the link below
https://www.morganhd.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine
or
Go to the Morgan County, Illinois Health Department Website and follow the links under Vaccine Information.

Residents are reminded that if they have missed the second dose of vaccine they must make an appointment to get the 2nd dose. Not every clinic has the correct vaccine and amounts of vaccine. It is critical to get the 2nd dose to become fully vaccinated.

To reschedule 2nd dose:

Phone: 217-479-1817
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Email: covidvaccine@jacksonvilleil.gov

UPDATE: On Feb. 17, the Morgan County Health Department gave an update saying Phase 1A eligible frontline healthcare workers, Phase 1B eligible employment sectors and Morgan County residents at age 65 and older can be vaccinated. Click here for more information.

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The Morgan County Vaccine Planning Team will start taking registration for residents within Morgan County who are 75 years and older for the COVID vaccination. Those who are in group 1a healthcare providers are allowed to register at this time as well.

In order to register, you must call 217-479-1817 weekdays between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm starting Jan. 19. Pre-registration is required to obtain the vaccine. NO ONSITE REGISTRATION will be allowed. The health department said messages should not be left when calling that number. 

Residents are asked to be patient with the registration process as it takes some time to move through the population. We will offer registration for the 65 and older community by age groups within the community as more vaccine becomes available.

If you are not included in the current group, please pay attention to the local media and Jacksonville/Morgan County EMA social media pages.

IROQUOIS COUNTY

May 5 update:

The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois Memorial Hospital, will be hosting a walk-in, Johnson and Johnson (1 dose) COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Illinois residents age 18 and older May 6, 2021 from 5 PM to 8 PM.

At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Written documentation from the individual’s primary care physician will not be required.

The vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID.

Individuals who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room entrance on the south side of the building. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or quarantine, please call ICPHD to reschedule.

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment for this community-based clinic, please watch for future notification of upcoming clinics as more vaccine becomes available.

As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website:

https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq.

For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider.

April 19 update: 

The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with the Illinois National Guard, will be conducting a community-based, Moderna (2 dose) COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Illinois residents, aged 18 and older at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds today, Monday, April 19, 2021 from 9 AM to 6 PM.

The second dose will be administered on May 17, 2021 at the same location. Walk-ins are welcome. There is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccination clinic will be held at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds 4H Building located 1390 E 2000 North Road, Watseka, IL 609670.

Individuals are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or quarantine, please call ICPHD to reschedule. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website: https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider.

April 5 update: 

The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois Memorial Hospital, will be hosting a community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 10, 2021 in the morning. This clinic is a Moderna vaccine and is open to all Iroquois County individuals ages 18 and over. A second dose will be given four weeks after the first dose.

To register and schedule your appointment, please call ICPHD at (815) 432-2483. Please note that this vaccine is available by appointment only to practice safe social distancing. Individuals who arrive without a previously scheduled appointment will not be eligible to receive the vaccine at that time. At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Individuals who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room entrance on the south side of the building. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or quarantine, please call ICPHD (Monday-Friday) to reschedule or IMH the day of the clinic. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

Supply of this vaccine is limited and appointments are expected to be filled quickly. ICPHD is expecting to receive weekly or bi-weekly allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Illinois. If you are unable to schedule an appointment for this community-based clinic, please watch for future notification of upcoming clinics as more vaccine becomes available.

As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website: http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department/covid-19-corona-virus/.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider.

April 1 update: 

The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Iroquois County residents at the Iroquois County Public Health Department at 1001 East Grant Street, Watseka. Upcoming Johnson and Johnson (1 dose) clinics are scheduled for April 7 and 9, 2021. Appointments for these clinics are reserved for individuals 18 and over who reside within Iroquois County.

To schedule your appointment, visit our website (https://co.iroquois.il.us/offices/health-department) or Facebook page for online registration, or call ICPHD at (815) 432-2483 to schedule over the phone. Please note that this vaccine is available by appointment only to practice safe social distancing. Individuals who arrive without a previously scheduled appointment will not be eligible to receive the vaccine at that time. To maintain social distancing, please arrive at your scheduled time. You do not need to arrive early.

  • The COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held at the Iroquois County Public Health Department at the Iroquois County Administrative Building.

  • Please bring a driver’s licenses or photo ID with documentation to verify residency.

  • Patients will need to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

  • Plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination.

  • Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or quarantine, please call ICPHD to reschedule.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider.

March 26 update: 

The Iroquois County Public Health Department announced COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has been expanded to all county residents at age 16 and older.

Health officials said there were still appointments available Friday afternoon for a March 30 clinic at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. It is a Moderna vaccine clinic and is only available to residents of Iroquois County who are at least 18.

The Moderna vaccine can only be administered to adults.

People can schedule appointments by calling ICPHD at (815)432-2483.

Vaccines are available by appointment only in order to ensure safe social distancing.

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The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD), in partnership with Iroquois Memorial Hospital (IMH), will be hosting a one-time 2nd dose Pfizer vaccine clinic on Monday, March 22, 2021. This clinic is a one-time opportunity for Iroquois County Residents who have already received a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on or prior to March 5, 2021 and are still needing their 2nd dose. There are a limited number of doses available for this clinic. Those wanting to schedule an appointment will need to provide proof of receiving a 1st dose of Pfizer, such as a vaccine card.

To register and schedule your appointment, please call ICPHD at (815) 432-2483. Please note that this vaccine is available by appointment only to practice safe social distancing. Individuals who arrive without a previously scheduled appointment will not be eligible to receive the vaccine at that time. Appointments are reserved for qualifying individuals who reside within Iroquois County.

At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Written documentation from the individual’s primary care physician will not be required. Please reference the chart at the bottom of the linked webpage for eligible populations in each phase of the Illinois Mass Vaccination Plan: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan.

The vaccination clinic will be held at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Clients will be asked to enter through the main entrance located on the north side of the building and are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Individuals who are wheelchair bound or in need of additional assistance may enter through the Emergency Room entrance on the south side of the building. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or quarantine, please call ICPHD to reschedule. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

As more vaccine is allocated ICPHD will communicate availability, along with when, where, and how to receive the vaccine, via traditional and social media outlets as well as on the ICPHD website: http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/health-department/covid-19-corona-virus/.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medial provider.

FORD COUNTY

Ford County Public Health Department has removed the vaccine registration list from their website. Due to exhausting the registration list and as the vaccine becomes available to the public, FCPHD asks residents to go online to schedule their appointment. If you know of someone who does not have access to a computer, please assist them in going online to register. The Illinois Department of Public Health also created a helpline to schedule your vaccine appointment. To make a vaccine appointment, residents can call 833-621-1284 between 6am and midnight. The call center is open daily.

FCPHD will post upcoming clinic information and links to register on our social media pages and website. To check for vaccine clinic availability on our website, please go to fordcountyphd.org. Under the COVID-19 tab, click on COVID-19 Vaccine Registration. Here you will find the vaccine schedule link as well as the vaccine we have available for that clinic. These clinics are by appointment only and these doses will be administered at the Ford County Public Health Department in Paxton.

Gibson Area Hospital can also provide COVID-19 vaccines to all GAHHS patients 18 and older, regardless of county of residence. To register through GAHHS, please contact your provider’s office. These doses will be administered at GAH.

In addition to local health departments, chain pharmacies are also able to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. By visiting the IDPH website, residents can find vaccine locations by typing in their zip code and find pharmacies within 60 miles. Documentation is required to show you are eligible for the vaccine as part of a priority group.

Please continue to follow FCPHD’s social media pages, website, and local radio stations for the most current information. FCPHD wants to thank Ford County residents for their patience and understanding as we work diligently to vaccinate the public in the most efficient and effective manner.

CHRISTIAN COUNTY

 
The Christian County Public Health 1st Dose COVID vaccine clinic for 65+ only is set for March 2. It will be held at the fairgrounds in Taylorville starting at 9:00 am. There are only 200 doses available, so this clinic will go very quickly. This will be a first-come, first-serve clinic. Please do not line up any earlier than 7:00 a.m. Overnight parking or overnight stays are strongly discouraged and may cause your vehicle to be towed/removed.

Special Instructions:

•Please bring a completed VACCINE ADMINISTRATION RECORD AUTHORIZATION form to the clinic with you. You can find the forms at any Casey's in Christian County, Ayerco in Edinburg, or on-line at https://christiancountyil.com/.../COVID-19-VACCINATION...

•Also, bring your insurance card if you have one. If you have Medicare, that is the only insurance info needed.

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Christian County Health Department (CCHD) will no longer be holding open clinics available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A Vaccine Request Sign Up Form is now available. Please refer to the link below. This link will allow you to provide your contact and other required information to be on the request list, therefore, when COVID vaccine is available currently to 65+ or those with the noted morbidities for the current group being served, you will be notified of an available time and date to attend a pre-scheduled drive-thru clinic. All clinics will be filled by those who request to be registered on this new signup process.

Keep in mind the following:

•In addition to signing up on this request list, you will still need to bring a completed and signed Vaccine Administration Record of Authorization to a 1st dose clinic. You can obtain those forms at any Casey's in Christian County or the Ayerco in Edinburg. You can also find the form and Moderna EUA Information sheet on-line at: https://christiancountyil.com/

•It may take some time to be called in with the limited doses we have to work with currently. (It is possible it may take several weeks to be called.)

Request List Sign-up Link:

https://forms.gle/v1JgsVPtuauMugFe9

COLES COUNTY
 
April 19 update: 

Coles County is offering a Pfizer first dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday, April 20. 
 
The clinic involves Pfizer vaccinations for Coles County residents who are 16 or older, with priority for people who are 16 or 17. 
 
Click here for more information. 
 
April 13 update: 

Sarah Bush Lincoln's phone lines will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14 to schedule appointments for the Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Moderna first dose clinic.

 
April 5 update: 

The Illinois National Guard Mobile Outreach Vaccination Point of Dispensing will be in Coles County Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10.

9 am to 5:15 pm

Sarah Bush Lincoln Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education

Entrance C

1000 Health Center Drive

Mattoon, IL 61938

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will be open to individuals who live or work in Coles County who are age 18 or older.

Registration link: http://bit.ly/ColesVaccineClinic

Important reminders:

• Masks are required

• Illinois State ID or driver’s license will be required

• Follow the link provided, choose a date and time.

• You will be required to complete the required forms for each person receiving a vaccination.

• Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your appointment to promote social distancing.

• Please have your QR code printed or readily accessible on your phone.

March 31 update: 

The Coles County Health Department is vaccinating those who live or work in Coles County age 16 years and older. Please email covid19@co.coles.il.us to request a vaccine. Include your name, birth date, home zip code, and phone number.

While Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for those age 16 and up, at this time Coles County Health Department does not currently have any Pfizer vaccine.

Moderna and J&J are vaccines approved for 18 years of age and older.

 
March 30 update: 
 
The Coles County Health Department announced Tuesday morning that all residents 18 years and older, who live or work in Coles County, are now eligible to schedule the Moderna vaccine with Sarah Bush Lincoln. 

Call Sarah Bush Lincoln at 217-258-7489 between 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday  to schedule an appointment. 

"This is wonderful news for our community and puts us one step closer to seeing our Chamber Member businesses open with no restrictions," the Coles County Chamber of Commerce said in a statement. 

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The Coles County Health Department and Sarah Bush Lincoln have COVID-19 vaccines available for RESIDENTS of Coles County age 65 years and older.
 
To schedule an appointment, call 217-258-7489. Phones will be staffed 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

The county can expect to receive vaccinations regularly, and new shipments will be announced using Code Red. 

Sarah Bush vaccine information: https://www.sarahbush.org/vaccines/
 
On Feb. 5, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Services announced they would be temporarily shutting down the vaccination reservation number. All vaccines had been scheduled as of that date. 
 
"Sarah Bush and the CCHD will alert the public when the next opportunity to schedule a vaccine is available," a Facebook post said. 

LOGAN COUNTY

April 29 update: 

LINCOLN – Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics May 5 and 6.

Pre-registration is required. The clinics are open to anyone age 18 and older. The clinics will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 5 and from 6 to 8 a.m. May 6. Both clinics will use the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. 

An appointment is required to participate in the vaccination clinics. To make an appointment, visit ALMH.org and click on the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic banner.

For those without internet access, call 217-605-6500. The call will go to voicemail and someone will call back when an appointment is available to schedule.

Reminders for participating in the vaccination clinic:

  • Bring driver’s license or another form of identification.
  • Wear appropriate clothing that gives easy access to the upper arm.
  • Arrive no more than five minutes before scheduled appointment time and enter through the designated “COVID-19 Vaccination Entrance” doors at the front of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
  • You must remain at the clinic for 15 to 30 minutes after the vaccination for monitoring.
  • Support persons may be asked to wait in their vehicles. If needed, assistance will be provided by vaccination clinic employees.
  • Participants will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card.
  • Anyone arriving more than 30 minutes after their scheduled appointment might not be able to receive the vaccine on this date.

Future vaccination clinics will be shared on the social media channels of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and the Logan County Department of Public Health.

April 22 update: 

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics April 29 and 30.

Pre-registration is required. The clinics are open to anyone age 16 and older. Both clinics will use the Pfizer vaccine. 

An appointment is required to participate in the vaccination clinics. Registration opens April 23 at noon.  To make an appointment, visit ALMH.org, click on the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic banner.

For those without internet access, call 217-605-6500. The call will go to voicemail and someone will call back when an appointment is available to schedule.

Reminders for participating in the vaccination clinic:

·         Bring driver’s license or another form of identification.

·         Wear appropriate clothing that gives easy access to the upper arm.

·         Arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled appointment time, and enter through the designated “COVID-19 Vaccination Entrance” doors at the front of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

·         You must remain at the clinic for 15 to 30 minutes after the vaccination for monitoring.

·         Support persons may be asked to wait in their vehicle. If needed, assistance will be provided by vaccination clinic employees.

·         Participants will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card.

·         Anyone arriving more than 30 minutes after their scheduled appointment might not be able to receive the vaccine on this date.

Future vaccination clinics will be shared on the social media channels of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and the Logan County Department of Public Health.

April 7 update:

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic April 14. Pre-registration is required. The clinic is for residents of Logan County and Central Illinois and is open to those 18 and older. 

This vaccination clinic is part of a COVID-19 vaccine direct allocation pilot program offered by the State of Illinois for critical access hospitals. The purpose of the program is to increase vaccinations in rural areas where access to the COVID-19 vaccine is limited. The single dose Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine will be administered at this clinic.

An appointment is required to participate in the vaccination clinic. Registration opens April 8 at noon.  To make an appointment, visit ALMH.org, and click on the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic banner.

For those without internet access, please call 217-605-6500. The call will go to voicemail and someone will call back when an appointment is available to schedule. Vaccinations are not available for out-of-state residents.

Reminders for participating in the vaccination clinic:

·         Bring driver’s license or another form of identification.

·         Wear appropriate clothing that gives easy access to the upper arm.

·         Arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled appointment time, and enter through the designated “COVID-19 Vaccination Entrance” doors at the front of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

·         You must remain at the clinic for 15 to 30 minutes after the vaccination for monitoring.

·         Support persons may be asked to wait in their vehicle. If needed, assistance will be provided by vaccination clinic employees.

·         Participants will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card.

·         Anyone arriving more than 30 minutes after their scheduled appointment might not be able to receive vaccine on this date.

Future vaccination clinics will be announced by the local media and shared on the social media channels of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and the Logan County Department of Public Health.

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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Thursday, March 4, and Thursday, March 11.  Pre-registration is required.

Vaccinations will be offered to those in two vaccination priority groups: Phase 1A and Phase 1B. Participants must live or work in Logan County.

·Phase 1A includes frontline healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents and staff

·Phase 1B includes frontline essential workers and Logan County residents age 65 and over. Frontline essential workers include, but are not limited to, the following occupations: first responders, education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections workers, USPS workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and shelter and day care staff.

An appointment is required to participate in the vaccination clinic. Registration opens at noon on Thursday, Feb. 25. To make an appointment, visit ALMH.org, and click on the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic banner.

For those without internet access, please call 217-605-6500. The call will go to voicemail and someone will call back when an appointment is available to schedule.

Reminders for participating in the vaccination clinic:

  • Anyone who receives a first dose vaccine must be available 21 to 28 days later to receive a second dose vaccine.
  • Bring driver’s license or another form of identification.
  • Wear appropriate clothing that gives easy access to the upper arm.
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled appointment time, and enter through the designated “COVID-19 Vaccination Entrance” doors at the front of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
  • You must remain at the clinic for 15 to 30 minutes after the vaccination for monitoring.
  • Support persons may be asked to wait in their vehicle. If needed, assistance will be provided by vaccination clinic employees.
  • Participants will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card. Participants must keep this card to bring with them to their second vaccination.
  • Anyone arriving more than 30 minutes after their scheduled appointment might not be able to receive vaccine on this date.

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Several distribution clinics have been held for those eligible to receive the vaccine under Phase 1a. 

Teachers will be the next to be able to receive the vaccine in Logan County. 

The county is planning to have "by appointment only" COVID-19 vaccine clinics for people who work or live in Logan County and can show proof of Phase 1A or 1B eligibility. A first weekend clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, and another will be on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to check eligibility. 

Logan County defines frontline essential workers as including, but not limited to: first responders, education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections workers, USPS workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and shelter and day care staff.

To make a required appointment, visit this link and go to the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic banner near the top of the page. 

Officials are opening registration at noon on, Wednesday, Feb. 3. If online registration isn't possible, patients can call (217)605-6500. The call will go to a voicemail and a clinic employee will return the call to schedule an appointment. 

People who receive a first dose vaccine needs to be available 21 to 28 days later for a second dose. 

Participants are reminded to do the following: 

  • Bring driver’s license or another form of identification.
  • Wear appropriate clothing that gives easy access to the upper arm.
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled appointment time, and enter through the designated “COVID-19 Vaccination Entrance” doors at the front of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
  • You must remain at the clinic for 15 to 30 minutes after the vaccination for monitoring.
  • Support persons may be asked to wait in their vehicle. If needed, assistance will be provided by vaccination clinic employees.
  • Participants will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card. Participants must keep this card to bring with them to their second vaccination.
  • Anyone arriving more than 30 minutes after their scheduled appointment might not be able to receive vaccine on this date.

ALMH officials will keep partnering with the Logan County Department of Public Health for future clinics. Officials said those clinics will be announced by local media and shared on social media channels for Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and the Logan County Department of Public Health. 

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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Pre-registration is required.

Vaccinations will be offered to those in two vaccination priority groups: Phase 1A and Phase 1B. Participants must live or work in Logan County.

Phase 1A includes frontline healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents and staff

Phase 1B includes frontline essential workers and Logan County residents age 65 and over. Frontline essential workers include, but are not limited to, the following occupations: first responders, education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections workers, USPS workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and shelter and day care staff.

An appointment is required to participate in the vaccination clinic. To make an appointment, visit ALMH.org and click on the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic banner near the top of the page. Registration opens at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The ALMH vaccination team is working to return calls to everyone who left a message for the Feb. 3 vaccination clinic. Those individuals will be scheduled for a subsequent COVID-19 vaccination at ALMH.

Reminders for participating in the vaccination clinic:

  • Anyone who receives a first dose vaccine must be available 21 to 28 days later to receive a second dose vaccine.
  • Bring driver’s license or another form of identification.
  • Wear appropriate clothing that gives easy access to the upper arm.
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled appointment time, and enter through the designated “COVID-19 Vaccination Entrance” doors at the front of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
  • You must remain at the clinic for 15 to 30 minutes after the vaccination for monitoring.
  • Support persons may be asked to wait in their vehicle. If needed, assistance will be provided by vaccination clinic employees.
  • Participants will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card. Participants must keep this card to bring with them to their second vaccination.
  • Anyone arriving more than 30 minutes after their scheduled appointment might not be able to receive vaccine on this date.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will continue to partner with the Logan County Department of Public Health to offer vaccination clinics. Future vaccination clinics will be announced by the local media, and shared on the social media channels of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and the Logan County Department of Public Health.

VERMILION COUNTY

April 15 update: 

We vaccinated just over 100 individuals at the Vermilion Regional Airport today. Once again, a huge thank you to all of our partners!

We still have plenty of openings at the Airport this week and DACC and the Airport next week. Anyone 18 and older can sign for our upcoming clinics by going to our website: www.vchd.org , or they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.

Other Vaccine Location Opportunities:

• Carle in Hoopeston and at the Village Mall: Please visit their website for more information: (https://carle.org/.../covid-19-vaccine.../county-information ),

• OSF: Please visit their website for more information: (https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/),

• Aunt Martha’s (https://www.auntmarthas.org/covid19resourcecenter/) At Aunt Martha’s, they are running the vaccine clinic on Fridays and have open slots for this week. Please email mmarquez@auntmarthas.org for appointment request.

• VA: www.danville.va.gov

• CVS in Hoopeston has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+: www.cvs.com

• Walgreens in Danville has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+: www.walgreens.com

• Meijer: https://clinic.meijer.com/

 

April 12 update: 

We have added another COVID-19 Johnson and Johnson Vaccination Clinic to the public on April 17, 2021 at the Vermilion County Health Department. It is reserved for Vermilion County residents and workers, 18 and older, until 4/15/2021, then it can be open to any Illinois resident, 18 and older. Please visit our website, www.vchd.org, for more information. Because of limited supplies, we will be unable to accept walk-ins at the clinic. You can also call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264 to make an appointment.

March 31 update: 

We are urging adults who live or work in Vermilion County and who are interested in getting a COVID vaccination to take advantage of our temporary influx of State resources -- including contract nurses and personnel from the Illinois National Guard -- and to make appointments for our upcoming clinics.

We will be at the Fischer Theatre tomorrow, providing second-dose Moderna vaccinations to those who received their first-dose Moderna vaccinations at the Fischer Theatre last month.

Next week, we will hold the following clinics :

Monday, April 5 -- a first-dose Moderna vaccination clinic at the Health Department;

Wednesday, April 7 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic at the Fischer Theatre;

Thursday, April 8 -- a second-dose Moderna vaccination clinic at the Fischer Theatre; and

Saturday, April 10 -- a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic at the Health Department.

Those who live or work in Vermilion County can register for the clinics now at www.vchd.org or by calling 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264. A couple of days before each clinic, we will open up any remaining appointments to any eligible Illinois residents.

March 30 update: 

Carle in partnership with the Illinios Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Vermilion County Public Health Department are offering Johnson & Johnson’s single dose COVID-19 vaccine this week for those who live or work in Vermilion County.  

What: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Where: Village Mall, 2917 N Vermilion St., Danville, IL

When: Tuesday through Saturday from 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday open until 6 p.m.

To schedule: Call (217) 902-6100. Appointments recommend. Walk-ins assigned based on availability. 

Who: Those eligible in 1a and 1b in accordance with Vermilion County Public Health guidance.

“The walk-in clinic has been very popular but we’re responding to feedback from patients who find it challenging to get here during the work week so we’re hoping that expanding our hours will help us reach more people,” Kimberly Franklin, MSN, patient care manager said. 

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

There is no cost to individuals to get a COVID vaccine. You may be asked to bring your insurance card if you have one, but you will not be turned away if you do not have insurance.   

Vermilion County is now vaccinating:

·        Residents 18-64 with underlying health conditions or disabilities 

·        Residents 65 or older in-person 

And those who live or work in Vermilion County in these categories:

·        Healthcare workers outlined in Phase 1a as those in hospital and non-hospital settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials as well as those who care for a disabled family member.

·        Essential workers defined as:

o   Staff at licensed daycare workers State of Illinois approved early childhood and licensed daycares and K-12 (public, private and parochial) schools. 

o   Food and beverage workers, construction trade workers and religious leaders

o   Government, media or higher education staff.

    • Grocery store: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service.
    • Food and Agriculture: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care.
    • Shelter/Adult Day Care
    • Postal Service.
    • Manufacturing: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers. 
    • Public Transit: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, Para-Transit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride Sharing Services.

Visit Carle.org for more information about vaccine eligibility.

March 22 update: 

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Vermilion County Public Health Department are offering COVID-19 vaccines at Village Mall in Danville. 

Same day and limited walk-in appointments are now available until all available dosages are administered. Vaccine is available for those who live or work in Vermilion County who are currently eligible to receive vaccine. 

“Walk-in appointments are available, but you may be assigned a time slot later in the day based on capacity. Those people would be asked to return 5 minutes before their time slot to accommodate social distancing,” Kimberly Franklin, MSN, patient care manager, said. 

Walk-in appointments are available Tuesday, March 23 – Sunday, March 27 from 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. 

Vermilion County vaccine clinics are held at Village Mall, 2917 N Vermilion St., Danville, IL (inside the former Hallmark storefront). Please enter through the main mall entrance near Joann Fabrics. 

To pre-register: 

· Schedule online through MyCarle.com for the fastest service. 

· Call (217) 902-6100. Due to high call volume, you may experience an extended wait time so we appreciate your patience. 

· Sign up for text or phone notification when new appointments become available at carle.org

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection. 

There is no cost to individuals to get a COVID vaccine. You may be asked to bring your insurance card if you have one, but you will not be turned away if you do not have insurance. 

Vermilion County is now vaccinating: 

· Residents 18-64 with underlying health conditions or disabilities 

· Residents 65 or older in-person 

And those who live or work in Vermilion County in these categories: 

· Healthcare workers outlined in Phase 1a as those in hospital and non-hospital settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials as well as those who care for a disabled family member. 

· Essential workers defined as: 

o Staff at licensed day care workers State of Illinois approved early childhood and licensed day cares and K-12 (public, private and parochial) schools. 

o Grocery store: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service. 

o Food and Agriculture: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care. 

o Shelter/Adult Day Care 

o Postal Service. 

o Manufacturing: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers. 

o Public Transit: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, Para-Transit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride Sharing Services.

March 12 update: 

We had teams vaccinating workers at some of our manufacturing sites today. We will have those numbers tomorrow.

Starting Monday, we will be offering vaccination clinics six days a weeks for a few weeks. Our staff and volunteers are working overtime to make this happen, and we are being aided by some of our community partners, by additional vaccine and supplies from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and by personnel from the Illinois National Guard. The Guard has been instrumental in the planning of these clinics, and will be a vital part of their operation.

We are urging adults who live or work in Vermilion County and who are interested in getting a COVID vaccination to please take advantage of this temporary influx of resources. In addition to healthcare providers and pharmacies, adults can receive vaccinations at our clinics by clicking on the registration link at www.vchd.org or by calling 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

March 10 update: 

We had hoped to announce a robust plan to provide vaccination clinics around Vermilion County, but vaccine scarcity is forcing us to adopt a more modest plan.

We expect to vaccinate 600 people at the Fischer Theatre on March 11.

In addition to that, mobile vaccination teams will be visiting some of the county's larger employers Thursday, Friday and Monday.

On Monday and Wednesday, a vaccination team plans to vaccinate a total of 650 people at Danville Area Community College.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, a vaccination team plans to vaccinate a total of 825 people at the Vermilion County Airport.

We had hoped to give as many as 1,680 vaccinations at DACC on Monday and Wednesday, and had hoped to give as many as 2,250 vaccinations at the airport on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sadly, we do not have the vaccine for that.

Also, we have temporarily closed registration to any clinics beyond that. We will reopen registration when we have enough vaccine to operate those clinics.

We are keeping enough vaccine to allow us to provide second-dose vaccinations to those who already have appointments at the Fischer on March 18.

We appreciate the additional resources the State is making available to us. We wish we had enough vaccine to utilize those resources to the fullest.

We are no longer taking new appointments for the clinics at the Fischer Theatre. Those who already have appointments to receive their first-dose or second-dose vaccinations at our March 11th clinic at the Fischer Theatre will receive their vaccinations there. Those who received their first-dose vaccinations at the Fischer Theatre, and who have appointments to receive their second-dose vaccinations at our March 18th, March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th clinics at the Fischer, will receive their vaccinations there. But we have not scheduled any clinics at the Fischer after April 8.

The Fischer Theatre has been an amazing host !! We want to thank the staff and the volunteers there for all the help they have given to us.

With some help from our partners, we will be offering vaccination clinics at some new locations.

There will be indoor vaccination clinics at Danville Area Community College on certain days, and outdoor clinics at the Vermilion County Airport on certain days. Additional clinics will be offered, as well.

These clinics will be held on an appointment basis. People can make appointments two ways.

• They can use the links on our website, www.vchd.org which are https://events.juvare.com/.../e3885403-29e7-4bc5-a153.../ for the clinic at DACC, and https://events.juvare.com/.../ebbec390-aaf5-4278-8ac8.../ for the clinic at the airport. These will allow people to schedule their own appointments, and to fill out the online consent form and pre-screening form.

• Starting Wednesday, March 10, people can call (217) 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264, and someone will assist them in making the appointment and filling out the online consent form and pre-screening form.

We are calling the people who are on our wait-list and are signing them up for appointments at our upcoming clinics.

Those coming to our clinics at the Fischer Theatre still need to bring consent forms and pre-screening forms with them. The other clinics will use online forms.

 

DEWITT/PIATT BI-COUNTY 

May 7 update: 

Friends:

Beginning APRIL 12, ALL RESIDENTS age 18 and over are eligible to receive the vaccine.

We are using the MODERNA vaccine. You MUST be age 18 OR OVER to receive this vaccine. Our vaccine HAS NOT been approved for ages under 18.

All residents needing their FIRST DOSE vaccination, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

In DeWitt Co., please call (217)935-3427 extension 2114 for an appointment. We are located at 5924 Revere Road in Clinton.

In Piatt Co., please call (217)762-7911 extension 2211 for an appointment. We are located at 1020 S. Market St. in Monticello.

Alternatively, you may contact our local Walgreens for vaccination or check with your private provider. The Illinois Department of Public Health also offers multiple vaccination sites throughout the state. For more information and to schedule an appointment at one of these sites, please call the toll-free IDPH hotline at 833-621-1284. Their website is located here https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-location

Please bring the completed consent form with you to your appointment.

Link to "COVID - 19 Vaccination Consent Form 2-1.pdf"

What to expect after getting a COVID vaccination:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

April 13 update: 

Beginning APRIL 12, ALL RESIDENTS age 18 and over are eligible to receive the vaccine.

You MUST be age 18 OR OVER to receive this vaccine. Our vaccine HAS NOT been approved for ages under 18.

Use the SignUpGenius link below to schedule an appointment. ALSO, the Walgreens in both Clinton and Monticello also offer appointments for vaccination as well.

We will not send confirmation of your appointment - you'll need to keep track of the date and time of your appointment.

You MUST STAY IN THE COUNTY you reside/work and get the vaccination there. Piatt Co residents CANNOT get their vaccinations in DeWitt Co and vice-versa.

Please bring the completed consent form with you to your appointment.

For those WITHOUT internet access, residents may call (217)935-3427 Ext 2112 to have someone assist you with making an appointment, but EXPECT A LONGER WAIT. The SignUpGenius remains your best option for making appointments.

SignUpGenius Links:

Piatt County Residents use this link ONLY:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/piattcountyapril19-21

Piatt Co Mass Vaccination Clinics are held at the MONTICELLO COMMUNITY BUILDING (the old library) on State St. in Monticello.

DeWitt County Residents use this link ONLY:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/dewittcountyapril13-15

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/dewittcountyAPRIL20

DeWitt Co Mass Vaccination Clinics are held at Clinton High School WEST GYM (Enter through the Sports Entrance - the entrance from the large parking lot).

If you are mobile-impaired or otherwise need more time at your appointment, you may call our office to schedule an appointment within our offices. We will offer in-office appointments on Fridays only. If you are a DeWitt County resident needing extra assistance due to impairments or other similar needs, please call (217)935-3427 ext. 2112. If you are a Piatt County resident, please call (217)762-7911 to schedule these appointments.

All first and second dose patients must fill out a consent form for vaccination found here:

Link to "COVID - 19 Vaccination Consent Form 2-1.pdf"

What to expect after getting a COVID vaccination:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

April 8 update: 

Friends:

We are working closely with the IL National Guard to bring special COVID-19 vaccination clinics to DeWitt County. We were selected by the state for these special clinics because our percentage of the population vaccinated against COVID-19 is below state averages, but especially amongst our age 65 and older population.

The special clinics will utilize the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, thereby boosting the percent of the population considered fully-vaccinated. The entire population aged 18 and older is now becoming eligible for vaccination and we want to mark that threshold with these special clinics. We are excited to be working with the expertise of the IL National Guard who have been doing these around the state over the last month. They will be sending us a team of 34 to provide these clinics in two different areas of our county.

The special vaccination clinics are slated for:

April 11 (Sunday), Blue Ridge HS, 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

411 N. John St.

Farmer City, IL

April 12 (Monday), First Christian Church, 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

100 N. Jackson St.

Clinton, IL

The vaccines used by the Health Department have all been deemed safe and effective for use by the state and federal government, the CDC, and the manufacturers of the vaccines. They have all had to undergo testing and scrutiny from independent panels of scientists to receive emergency use authorizations to enable them to be used to fight COVID-19.

Please follow the LINK BELOW to schedule your appointment at these special clinics:

For the clinic at Blue Ridge High School in Farmer City on Sun April 11:

https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/7vbvl-7/

For the clinic at First Christian Church in Clinton on April 12:

https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/7vbvl-8/

Instructions:

Click on the link above for the clinic in which you'd like to get your vaccination.

Scroll down and look for the GREEN appointment buttons and select the appointment time that works best for you.

Click "Add to Cart"

Click "Continue"

Fill out all the required information fields.

Click "Continue" then click "Submit Registration"

Click "Download Ticket"

Please print out your "ticket" and bring this with you to the clinic. This ticket will also be sent to you in an email if you'd like to access it from your phone without printing the ticket.

If you need assistance, please call (217)935-3427 ext 2112, but please expect a longer wait. The links above remains your best option for scheduling appointments.

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Vaccination eligibility expands further to include 1B, 1B+, and 1C priority populations. These groups NOW include:

  • Essential workers, which now INCLUDES higher education staff, government workers, and media
  • Age 65 and Older
  • Those under age 65 with the following conditions:
  1. Cancer
  2. Chronic kidney disease
  3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  4. Diabetes
  5. Heart condition
  6. Current smoker
  7. Immunocompromised from a solid organ transplant
  8. Obesity
  9. Pregnancy
  10. Pulmonary disease
  11. Sickle cell disease

Beginning APRIL 12, ALL RESIDENTS age 18 and over are eligible to receive the vaccine.

We are currently using the MODERNA vaccine. You MUST be age 18 OR OVER to receive this vaccine. Our vaccine HAS NOT been approved for ages under 18.

Use the SignUpGenius link below to schedule an appointment. ALSO, the Walgreens in both Clinton and Monticello also offer appointments for vaccination as well.

We will not send confirmation of your appointment - you'll need to keep track of the date and time of your appointment.

You MUST STAY IN THE COUNTY you reside/work and get the vaccination there. Piatt Co residents CANNOT get their vaccinations in DeWitt Co and vice-versa.

Please bring the completed consent form with you to your appointment.

For those WITHOUT internet access, residents may call (217)935-3427 Ext 2112 to have someone assist you with making an appointment, but EXPECT A LONGER WAIT. The SignUpGenius remains your best option for making appointments.

SignUpGenius Links:

Piatt County Residents use this link ONLY:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/piattcountyapril19-21

Piatt Co Mass Vaccination Clinics are held at the MONTICELLO COMMUNITY BUILDING (the old library) on State St. in Monticello.

DeWitt County Residents use this link ONLY:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/dewittcountyapril13-15

DeWitt Co Mass Vaccination Clinics are held at Clinton High School WEST GYM (Enter through the Sports Entrance - the entrance from the large parking lot).

If you are mobile-impaired or otherwise need more time at your appointment, you may call our office to schedule an appointment within our offices. We will offer in-office appointments on Fridays only. If you are a DeWitt County resident needing extra assistance due to impairments or other similar needs, please call (217)935-3427 ext. 2112. If you are a Piatt County resident, please call (217)762-7911 to schedule these appointments.

All first and second dose patients must fill out a consent form for vaccination found here:

Link to "COVID - 19 Vaccination Consent Form 2-1.pdf"

What to expect after getting a COVID vaccination:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

FAYETTE COUNTY

April 29 update: 

HEY, GUESS WHAT!! We have some exciting news about our COVID vaccine clinics!!!

Starting next week we will start trying out parking lot clinics by appointment through our website. Those clinic dates are as follows:

May 6, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Pfizer (open)

May 11, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Moderna

May 14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Moderna

May 18, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Moderna

May 21, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Moderna

We also have a drive-thru Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Clinic currently open for scheduling on May 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

And the National Guard will be here again on May 26 for a Moderna and Johnson & Johnson as well. This clinic is currently open for scheduling also.

Get scheduled through our website at: http://fayettehealthdept.org/COVID-19.html

April 20 update: 

They're coming back!!! We are hosting the National Guard for a Moderna clinic for Monday, April 26 from 10-3. Clinic is NOW OPEN for scheduling. Visit our website to get scheduled and get your consent form!

http://fayettehealthdept.org/COVID-19.html

 

April 13 update: 

Rapid COVID testing this week (April 12-16) will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-10am.

Current vaccine clinics open - 4/15 Pfizer, and 4/21 Moderna. Please bring your appointment ticket and signed consent form with your insurance info (available on our website). Visit our website to get registered!

http://fayettehealthdept.org/COVID-19.html

April 12 update: 

Pfizer vaccine clinic is open for April 15!! This is the only vaccine currently available for those 16 and older. Please be mindful of that when scheduling your teens.

To schedule, visit our website: http://fayettehealthdept.org/COVID-19.html

April 7 update: 

The CDC has some great info on the current vaccines available, as well as vaccines that are currently in the trial phase.

The Pfizer and Moderna, mRNA vaccines, both require 2 doses to be fully effective. Two weeks after receiving the second dose, the vaccine was 95% (Pfizer) and 94.1% (Moderna) effective in clinical trials at preventing COVID-19. The Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine is a viral vector vaccine and is 1 shot. In clinical trials it was 66.3% effective at preventing COVID-19. All vaccines may have some side effects for some people for a few days.

The best COVID-19 vaccine is the first one that is available to you. Do not wait for a specific brand. All 3 are currently authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines.

We still have some openings this Saturday morning for the Moderna vaccine. 1st and 2nd doses. Get scheduled through our website: http://fayettehealthdept.org/COVID-19.html

For more information on each vaccine, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/.../vaccines/different-vaccines.html

April 1 update: 

Saturday Moderna clinic on April 10 from 9a.m. - noon is now open for scheduling. We also still have some Moderna spots available for the morning of April 7.

Visit our website to get scheduled. If you have trouble scheduling on your own or don't have a computer or internet, you can either call our office for help or stop by and use the computer in our waiting room. If you can get scheduled online but don't have a printer to print the consent form, you can stop by our office to pick one up!

Due to an increase in COVID cases we will also be resuming rapid testing. Starting next week, rapid testing will be available Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 9-10 a.m.

http://fayettehealthdept.org/COVID-19.html

March 31 update: 

The Johnson & Johnson clinic for the afternoon of April 7 is full, but we still have Moderna openings that morning! Also, we are having a Saturday Moderna clinic on April 10 from 9am-noon that will be open soon also.

Visit our website to get scheduled. If you have trouble scheduling on your own or don't have a computer or internet, you can either call our office for help or stop by and use the computer in our waiting room. If you can get scheduled online but don't have a printer to print the consent form, you can stop by our office to pick one up!

http://fayettehealthdept.org/COVID-19.html

March 26 update: 

Dr. Jennifer Garrison, Superintendent of Schools, is an advocate for the COVID-19 vaccine. She met with us to let us know her thoughts on the vaccine, side effects she personally had from it, and how being vaccinated has an effect on our schools and our community. Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing with us!

Right now our Moderna clinic for March 31 is open for scheduling. At noon today a Moderna/Johnson&Johnson clinic for April 7 will open up for our location.

Visit our website to get scheduled. If you have trouble scheduling on your own or don't have a computer or internet, you can either call our office for help or stop by and use the computer in our waiting room. If you can get scheduled online but don't have a printer to print the consent form, you can stop by our office to pick one up!

http://fayettehealthdept.org/COVID-19.html

March 12 update: 

Since we're rocking the boat a little bit, we have a few things we need to make you aware of...

1. Monday's Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine clinic will be administered by the National Guard, so we will not be taking insurance cards since we are not the ones administering the shots. This clinic by the National Guard will be open to anyone who meets the criteria, Fayette County resident or not, since it is done by our National Guard. Must live or work in Illinois. It will still be a drive-thru clinic. The map is available on our website. To schedule: https://covidvaccination.dph.illinois.gov/

2. All clinics moving forward will be scheduled online. Please visit our website for the details. When you come for those appointments you will need to bring your scheduling ticket, your signed consent form (available on our website), and a copy of your insurance. For those with Medicare, we need a copy of your original Medicare care, NOT Medicare Advantage. http://fayettehealthdept.org/COVID-19.html

3. For those who have pre-registered on paper... If you have not received a call for an appointment by the end of today, March 12, for 1st or 2nd dose, then you will need to schedule yourself online.

Also, our FCHD Team administered 600+ doses of the vaccine yesterday. In the rain!!!! Our biggest clinic yet! Go Team!!!

March 11 update: 

This just in! Monday, March 15 the National Guard will be here from 9 am to 6 pm, to help us administer up to 1,000 Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine shots.

Persons who live or work in Fayette County only please.

To self register online: https://covidvaccination.dph.illinois.gov/

For specific vaccine info: https://www.cdc.gov/.../different-vaccines/janssen.html

March 10 update: 

COMING SOON... TO SCHEDULE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT ONLINE

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is pleased to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for its population. Scheduling is performed online, where a series of eligibility questions will determine the priority and location of the vaccination event that you can attend. To schedule an appointment --

1. On your Internet browser, go to the address: https://covidvaccination.dph.illinois.gov. The IDPH site opens.

2. Click "Take the Screening Questionnaire". The page opens.

3. Click Yes or No on the eligibility questions.

4. Select the check box for "I attest the above answers are true and correct".

5. Click Next. The confirmation page opens.

6. Click Confirm. The locations page opens.

7. Locate the facility at which you would like to receive the vaccination and, on that row, click "Register". The calendar view opens.

8. Locate and click an available appointment. The appointment view opens.

9. Click "Add to cart". The checkout page opens.

10. Review your appointment details and click Continue.

11. Enter your personal information (such as E-mail, Name, DOB, Gender, and Address).

12. Click Continue. The review page opens.

13. Review your information to verify it is correct and click Submit registration.

14. The thank you page opens. Your order code and tickets appear on this page. Also, your tickets have been sent to your email. Make sure to bring your ticket to your appointment.

Please also bring a copy of your insurance card, including your original Medicare card, NOT Medicare Advantage, to your appointment. If unable to obtain internet access, you may call the Fayette County Health Dept 618-283-1044 to assist with scheduling.

Moderna second doses should be scheduled at least 28 days after 1st vaccine (may be as long as 42 days). Pfizer second doses should be scheduled at least 21 days after 1st vaccine (may be as long as 42 days). Janssen (Johnson/Johnson) is only a 1 dose vaccine at this time.

All these instructions, the map of where to enter the line when you come, the phases that we're vaccinating, and more can be found on our website: www.fayettehealthdept.org

March 2 update: 

COMING SOON!

Once we started receiving shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines and taking pre-registrations, we soon were receiving registrations faster and in more abundance than we were receiving doses of the vaccine. This is why we temporarily closed registration. We are working to vaccinate all those who have registered on paper that meet the current criteria, 1a through 1b+, before opening it back up.

When we do open up registration again we will be implementing a new, online scheduling software that will allow you to verify that you meet the current criteria for the phase we are in, and you will be able to schedule your own appointment from one of our available time slots. Those who have already registered who qualify for 1c will have to register & schedule online. If you receive your first dose of the vaccine in March (and moving forward), you will be responsible for scheduling your second dose online. We are hoping to roll this out toward the end of March or beginning of April. Please watch our Facebook page, the newspaper, or Vandalia radio for the latest updates.

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UPDATE: The Fayette County Health Department has rescheduled a clinic set for Wednesday, Feb. 17 to Friday, Feb. 19. Appointment times will stay the same and health officials will make calls to notify scheduled people to confirm.

The COVID-19 vaccine is open to people in Fayette County in Phase 1a and Phase 1b. This includes healthcare workers, first responders, correctional officers, food and agriculture employees, postal servicevice workers, manufacturing employees, grocery store employees, public transit employees, educators and support staff, daycare employees, and people 65 years of age and older. 

Print and complete the form and send it through one of the following methods: 

-Fax: 618-283-5038

-Email: fchdcovid@gmail.com 

-Mail: Fayette County Health Department, Attn: Lacie Donaldson, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, IL 62471

-Drop off: Place in a sealed envelop labeled: "COVID Vaccine Registration" and put in the box outside the front doors to the lefthand side. 

MCLEAN COUNTY

The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine was delivered directly to McLean County the week of December 21, 2020. Vaccinations at long-term care facilities in McLean County are being done by Walgreens and CVS through a federal program. 

Individuals in Phase 1B are currently eligible for the vaccine as of the week of Jan. 25. McLean County appointments can be made here.

Please be patient as the McLean County Health Department will follow the guidance for priority groups provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) & Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

Phase 1 (When supply of vaccine is limited)

  • Phase 1a: Health Care Personnel & Residents from Long Term Care Facilities
  • Phase 1b: Persons 65 years of age or older and essential frontline workers including first responders.

Phase 2 (When there is increased supply) Phase 2 is pending ACIP Recommendations, possible groups could include:

  • Critical infrastructure employees
  • People with moderate comorbid conditions

Phase 3 (Increased Supply) Phase 2 is pending ACIP recommendations, possible groups could include: 

  • Young adults aged 18-30
  • General population
  • Children (dependent upon a pediatric vaccine availability)

COVID-19 vaccine supply will increase substantially in early 2021, allowing greater distribution to the community. Recommendations for groups to focus on will broaden as vaccine becomes available, depending on characteristics of each vaccine, vaccine supply, and disease epidemiology. 

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Upcoming McLean County vaccination clinics include: 

Tuesday, Feb. 9

2nd Dose McLean County Vaccine Clinic

Phase 1A & Phase 1B Eligible Participants - 2nd DOSE ONLY! - Moderna Vaccine

Location: Grossinger Motors Arena;

101 S. Madison St., Bloomington, IL

Enter from the ticket office on Madison Street (southeast corner of the front; directly across from the Health Department)

Wednesday, Feb. 10

McLean County Vaccine Clinic

Phase 1A & Phase 1B Eligible Participants ONLY!

You MUST Live or Work in McLean County

Vaccine: Pfizer - YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO COME BACK ON March 3rd (21 days) to RECEIVE 2ND DOSE

Location: Activity and Recreation Center (ARC), 600 E Willow St, Normal, IL

Appointments from: 8:10am-3:50pm

Thursday, Feb. 11

2nd Dose McLean County Vaccine Clinic

Phase 1A & Phase 1B Eligible Participants - 2nd DOSE ONLY! - Moderna Vaccine

Location: Grossinger Motors Arena;

101 S. Madison St., Bloomington, IL

Enter from the ticket office on Madison Street (southeast corner of the front; directly across from the Health Department)

Friday, Feb. 12 

McLean County Vaccine Clinic

Phase 1A & Phase 1B Eligible Participants ONLY!

You MUST Live or Work in McLean County

Vaccine: Pfizer - YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO COME BACK ON March 5th (21 days) to RECEIVE 2ND DOSE

Location: Activity and Recreation Center (ARC), 600 E Willow St, Normal, IL

Appointments from: 8:10am-3:50pm

More information on McLean County vaccines can be found hereClick here for McLean County registration instructions. 

EDGAR COUNTY

The health department is currently experiencing an influx of calls for registration for the vaccine. They ask for patience as they try to answer as many calls as possible.

Several staff members are working to answer the calls and get people signed up. 

Call the number 217-466-3545 to register. If no one answers, leave a message or call back at a different time.

The vaccine is currently not available, because vaccine quantities are limited.

They are working on getting everyone 65 or older that resides in Edgar County who wishes to receive the vaccine signed up.

MOULTRIE COUNTY

May 3 update: 

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Open to All Moultrie County Residents 18+

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Friday, May 7, 2021

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, May 14, 2021

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

All clinics above are held at the Moultrie County Health Department.

These are NOT Walk-In Clinics. You MUST schedule an appointment.

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The Moultrie County Health Department is announcing the confirmation of additional COVID-19 vaccines. The health department will begin scheduling phase 1B vaccine appointments for Moultrie County residents aged 65 years and older, as well as Moultrie County critical infrastructure personnel on Monday, January 25, 2021.

All vaccines will be provided by appointment. Individuals aged 65 and older and others identified in the Phase 1B category may schedule an appointment by calling the MCHD at (217) 728-4114.

Proof of residency and age (driver’s license) or Phase 1B employment status in Moultrie County will be required at the time of vaccination. Individuals will be required to wear a mask and comply with social distancing while attending vaccine clinics.

Moultrie County COVID-19 vaccine clinic updates will be provided in local newspapers, on the MCHD website at www.moultriehealth.org and Facebook page.

EFFINGHAM COUNTY 

May 7 update: 

Effingham County has scheduled a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic for Saturday, May 15. Click here for more information. 

May 3 update: 

We will have a combined first and second dose clinic this Thursday, May 6, 2021. If you are signing up for a second dose, please make sure your first dose was on or before April 8, 2021. Link to clinic appointments is here http://effcohealth.org/covid-registration-3/

If you are unable to make an appointment online or need assistance, please call our department at 217-342-9237 and we will help you make an appointment.

Because this is a Moderna clinic, this clinic is for people 18 years and older.

Click here for more information. 

April 26 update: 

Tuesday's 2nd Dose clinic is filling up but there are still a few appointments available until midnight tonight:

https://events.juvare.com/.../5d6d5aec-42f9-4676-aa23.../

Looking for your first dose? Then we have appointments for you on Thursday morning:

https://events.juvare.com/.../0902ce48-7fad-4d96-aaa0.../...

April 2 update: 

A booking link is now live for a Moderna first dose vaccine clinic for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. The consent form for the clinic can be downloaded and printed here. People can also click here to schedule appointments. 

Click here to schedule appointments for a Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic scheduled for 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7. 

March 17 update: 

Effingham County has announced a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Saturday, March 20. Click here for more information. 

March 12 update: 

Starting the week of March 15 the Effingham County Health Department will begin vaccinating the rest of Phase 1b and 1b+, this includes individuals who are under 65 with underlying health conditions and frontline essential workers. (See graphic.) The department will continue vaccinating those who are already eligible.

With the addition of these eligible groups the department will transition to online registration for their vaccine clinics. The department will share a link for each individual clinic where individuals will be able to go online and book their appointment.

The Effingham County Health Department has scheduled first dose clinics for Tuesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 18. Once the department receives the links for these clinics it will share them with the public and we will explain how to make those appointments.

As the department moves to online appointments it has closed its waiting list. Any individual who called and was not eligible for an appointment, will need to make their own appointment online – this includes those under 65 with underlying health conditions.

The Effingham County Health Department received nearly six thousand messages for the waitlist. Since the department opened up vaccinations to seniors, over five thousand appointments have been made by telephone. Sixty-one percent of Effingham County residents aged 65 and older have now received at least one dose of vaccine and nearly thirty percent are fully vaccinated.

The Department informed those who had their first appointment made by phone that they will receive a call for their second dose. This call will be four to six weeks after the first dose when the department receives the vaccine for that clinic.

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The Effingham County Health Department announced that is rescheduling its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic that had been planned for Tuesday, Feb. 16, due to the upcoming winter storm. This clinic will now take place on Monday, Feb. 22, with all Tuesday appointments moving to the Monday at the exact same time.

A team from the Health Department will attempt to reach each scheduled person by phone on Monday, Feb. 15, to confirm this change. The Department asks people not to call the Health Department but to wait for their call.

“The safety of our community members and workers is important to us. The forecasted combination of heavy snow and frigid temperatures left us with no choice but to reschedule the clinic. We hope everyone is able to make the new date on Monday, Feb. 22,” explained Effingham County Health Department Administrator, Jeff Workman.

DOUGLAS COUNTY 

April 26 update: 

To register for a Moderna 1st or 2nd Dose vaccine to be administered this coming Thursday, 4/29/21 - please do the following-

[ ] 1. Open this link: http://dchealthdept.org/.../vaccine-clinic-sign-up-for.../

[ ] 2. Select clinic-1st dose or 2nd dose

[ ] 3. Click on the appointment link

[ ] 4. A new page will open with a calendar and you will click/select: Thursday, April 29, 2021.

[ ] 5. Choose from any green appointment time and a new screen will open then click "add to cart" then click continue.

[ ] 6. Enter your information (watch the clock in the upper right corner) if time runs out before you complete entering your info, you will need to start the process again from #1.

Once you have secured an appointment for Thursday the 29th, if you are able to complete the consent, screening, and review the EUA before your vaccine appointment, please use the English or Spanish link below to download and print the first two pages: Consent and Screening. You do not need to print the remaining pages with the EUA but you should review it online. Completing the two forms before the clinic will shorten your check-in time and the time you will wait in line before your appointment.

Forms are linked here:

ENGLISH

1st and 2nd Dose Forms to Download/Print/Complete - English

http://dchealthdept.org/.../Moderna-Consent-Screening-EUA...

SPANISH

1st and 2nd Dose Forms to Download/Print/Complete - Spanish

http://dchealthdept.org/.../Moderna-Spanish-Consent...

April 5 update: 

We have just 38 first dose appointments left for this Thursday, April 8. 

Appointments are between 10:15-11 a.m. Thursday.

OPEN TO ALL 18 & OVER that LIVE/WORK in Douglas County!

If you need 1st dose, scoop up an appt while you still can!

http://dchealthdept.org/.../sign-up-for-3-25-21-dchd.../

April 2 update: 

Vaccine clinics for Thursday, April 8 are open to everyone 18 and older who lives and works in Douglas County. Click here to schedule a first or second dose appointment. 

March 31 update: 

You can still get a Moderna 1st dose vaccine today!

Several appointments are still available from 1-145pm if you go to our website at http://dchealthdept.org and complete the registration for an appointment.

Go there NOW to get a vaccine today!!

March 26 update: 

PLEASE NOTE – DCHD’S 1st Dose Vaccination Clinic for next week, Wednesday March 31, is ONLY open to those eligible listed below:

1. Individuals who live or work in Douglas County. 

2. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements for 1A, 1B, or 1B+ (See website for A & B details)

3. On Monday, March 22, these additional groups became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine:

Government Employees: Federal, state, local, or municipal government employees

Higher Education Staff: Workers in educational institutions including junior colleges, four-year colleges universities, tech schools, trade schools, educational support services, admin of educational programs.

News Media: Newspaper, television, radio, and other media services.

4. On Monday, March 29, these three groups become eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine:

Food and Beverage Workers

Construction Trade Workers

Religious Leaders

Vaccine clinic appointment requests open at 4:30 pm at http://dchealthdept.org today.

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Two clinics scheduled for Feb. 3 and Feb. 4 are full. All 300 appointments are taken. Douglas County health officials said more clinics will be offered next Friday (Feb. 5). 

Each week DCHD receives an email noting the allotted number of Moderna vaccines. When vaccine shipment is underway, IDPH sets up an online clinic pod and the registration link for it is sent to DCHD. This typically happens on Fridays around 4:30 p.m., so be watching for it at dchealthdept.org

Vaccine supply governs how many appointments can be offered per clinic, and state and federal guidelines dictate who can be offered vaccination opportunity at any given time. Right now is Phase 1B and we are concentrating on Douglas County residents age 65 or older for February clinics. 

When online registration is open, go to the DCHD website (dchealthdept.org) and click on the link and follow the process, which is similar to ordering concert or sports tickets. Follow the process all the way through to ensure completion. If you have successfully registered, you should receive a confirmation email that includes a QR code you need to either print out and bring with you or download to your smart phone, as we will need to scan that QR code several times during your appointment. 

If utilizing online registration is difficult for you, please ask a family member, friend, neighbor, church member or other acquaintance for assistance. If you are age 65 or older and TRULY have no one to turn to for help, we can collect your name, DOB, and phone number to pair you with a small number of community volunteers who have offered their assistance (via phone) with online registration. This is no guarantee of appointment, just help once registration links are made public. Please utilize this free “assistance from a distance” service only if you have no other option, as volunteers are already overwhelmed with requests. 

For those who took the now-closed online survey, if you fall into current vaccination phase and focus, you should receive an automated phone call and/or email when first-dose online registration is open. Spots fill up very quickly, but weekly clinics will be held in Arcola (Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Arcola Elementary School) and Tuscola (Thursdays 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Tuscola Community Building) so you will have other opportunities. 

Regarding second dose vaccination: 

At this time second-dose vaccine allotment is separate from the weekly first-dosage allotment. Clinics for second-dose vaccines only are scheduled as first-dose recipients become eligible for them and vaccine supply allows. The online registration process is the same, and registration links will be marked as a second-dose clinic. Watch the DCHD website for those links. However, if you are able to get a second dose at some other site—for example at participating pharmacies—go ahead and do so. Be sure to have your vaccine record card with you whenever and wherever you go for your second Moderna dose.

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UPDATE -5:50 pm, Feb. 5, 2021

The link to the 2nd dose clinic is live and available on our website. Thank you http://dchealthdept.org

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New links to vaccine clinics scheduled for the week of Feb. 8 can now be found on the Douglas County Health Department website. The clinics include: 

1. 1st Dose Clinic in Arcola 2/10/21

- 65 & Older ONLY

2. 1st Dose Clinic in Tuscola 2/11/21 - 65 & Older ONLY

3. 2nd Dose Clinic in Tuscola 2/11/21 - (Please wait until at least 4:45 pm to schedule 2nd dose appointments as they are not in short supply and our website will be pushed to its max band width with individuals trying to schedule their 1st dose appts. Please don't contribute to the traffic to schedule a 2nd dose. After 4:45 pm much of the traffic will be gone.

We have done all we can to prevent the website from crashing but if you see an error code, please close the window briefly then return.

Thank you

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Douglas County Health Department will not be able to hold any COVID-19 vaccine clinics the week of Feb. 15-19, as no first dose Moderna vaccine was allocated to the health department for that week. DCHD has been told to expect vaccine the following two weeks, though the exact number of doses is not known at this time.

Once vaccine has been received those weeks, appointment registration links will be posted on the DCHD website as usual.

Thank you for your patience as we await further information. Please note you can also check with participating chain pharmacies on vaccine availability and eligibility.

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The Douglas County Health Department has announced changes to upcoming vaccine clinics.

The county previously had two clinics per week. Each clinic will have a first and second dose portion.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 25

Tuscola Community Building (122 W. North Central Ave.)

10 a.m. - Noon: Second dose clinic

Noon - 2:45 p.m.: First-dose clinic (age 65 and older)

Wednesday, March 3

Arcola Masonic Center (111. S. Locust St.)

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Second dose clinic

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: First dose clinic (age 65 and older)

The sign-up process is staying the same. People can visit the Douglas County Health Department website for registration links, which are available at 4:30 p.m. Friday. People who are signing up for a second dose should be sure the clinic is on or after the date written on the back of their vaccine record card.

Registration links will have clear first and second dose markings. The website has a video tutorial showing people how to register.

Vaccine recipients must wear something that allows easy access to the upper arm, which is where vaccines are administered. After a person receives a vaccine dose, there is a 15-minute observation period.

Click here for more information about the registration process and what people should bring to their appointment.

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Feb. 24 update: 

Attention: Douglas County Health Dept. received a small, additional allocation of 2nd doses for tomorrow's 2nd dose only clinic 2/25/21 at the Tuscola Community Building between 9 and 10 a.m.

To register, you must be eligible to receive your 2nd dose on or before Feb. 25.

If the date of 2nd dose eligibility on your card is AFTER Feb. 25 - do not register for this 2nd dose clinic.

Registration for our next 2nd dose clinic will be this Friday, Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m. for our clinic on March 3.

Each recipient must allow 28 days minimum between the 1st and 2nd dose.

Vaccination cards confirming the date of your 1st dose are required at 2nd dose clinic check-in.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

From March 3, 2021: 

We are making calls to schedule second shot appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations that will be due in the next week. We will NOT be doing vaccinations on Saturday this week. Please answer your phone if your second shot will be due. Your call may come from a cell phone instead of our main phone line due to the overwhelming amount of calls our office is making and receiving.

From Feb. 22, 2021: 

If you have requested to be added to our COVID-19 vaccination list, please make sure your phone will accept unknown calls. Due to the limits of our current office phone system and the volume of calls we are getting, you may receive a call to make an appointment for your vaccination from a cell phone number. If you don’t answer our call, we cannot schedule your appointment. If you have a missed call from us, please TEXT a message back to the number and the Scheduler will call you back.

We are currently still taking names for the 1b list that includes:

• Those over 65

Frontline Essential workers including, but not limited to, the following occupations:

• First responders: Fire, law enforcement, 911 workers, security personnel, school officers

• Education: Teachers, principals, student support, student aids, day care worker

• Food and agriculture: Processing, plants, veterinary health, livestock services, animal care

• Manufacturing: Industrial production of good for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufactures

• Corrections workers and inmates: Jail officers, juvenile facility staff, workers providing in-person support, inmates

• USPS workers

• Public transit workers: Flight crew, bus drivers, train conductors, taxi drivers, para-transit drivers, in-person support, ride sharing services

• Grocery store workers: Baggers, cashiers, stockers, pickup, customer service

• Shelters and day care staff: Homeless shelter, women’s shelter, adult day/drop-in program, sheltered workshop, psycho-social rehab

Find more Cumberland County vaccine information here

CASS COUNTY 

May 4 update: 

Attention Community Members! Help us spread the word!

Now announcing our next Pop Up Vaccine Clinic: Monday, May 10 at Save A Lot! No appointment needed, just come get vaccinated! 

Click here for more information.

April 29 update: 

Our next Pop Up Clinic is Saturday next to the Ashland Diner! Open to anyone 18+ who lives or works in Cass, Mason, Morgan, Scott or Schuyler counties. No appointment needed---First Come, First Serve! Find more details here

April 22 update: 

Cass County has scheduled a pop-up vaccine clinic at AJ's Bar and Grille in Arenzville. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 28. Click here for more information. 

April 15 update: 

Attention Community Members---Now announcing our first Pop Up Vaccine Clinic!

Our staff will be onsite at Hollywood's Cafe in Chandlerville next Wednesday, April 21 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. offering the Moderna vaccine! This event is open to the counties listed below and no appointment is needed! FIRST COME FIRST SERVE -- See you Wednesday!

Attendees must live or work in Brown, Cass, Mason, Morgan, Scott or Schuyler counties. Click here for more information. 

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Attention Cass County Community Members or Employees!! Please help us spread the word!

As we move into Phase 1B+, we have opened our online portal to make scheduling your Covid vaccine even easier!

Go to our website to schedule: www.casscohealth.org

At this time, the portal is only in English but we have French and Spanish speaking staff ready to assist our Non-English speakers! Call us to get your appointment scheduled:

Spanish: 217-452-3057, option 2

French: 217-323-2242 x1205

Not sure if you are part of Phase 1B+?? We've included that info as well!

SHELBY COUNTY 

Information is available here about registration for Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses. A photo ID is mandatory and online registration is required. 

Vaccinations are happening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 17-18.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 

April 22 update: 

Montgomery County is hosting an April 24 COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Skyview Drive-In Theatre. A total of 400 Moderna doses will be administered, and they can be first and second dose shots. Click here for details. 

April 20 update: 

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic tomorrow, 4/21/21, at the Witt Lions Club, located at 601 West Broadway in Witt from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, our registration link for this clinic never went live. So, for this clinic, we are not requiring pre-registration.

We have 175 second doses scheduled and have 145 first doses available. Moderna is the vaccine that will be used.

If you come to the clinic and do not have a scheduled appointment, please be patient and understand that there may be a short wait. Also, please follow the directions of the parking attendants. You may be asked to wait in your car until there is space inside the building, as we have to maintain social distancing. We do require that masks be worn over the mouth and nose in the building at all times.

Please bring your insurance information with you. We are able to bill a vaccination administration fee. If you do not have insurance coverage, that is not a problem. There is never any charge to you for the vaccination.

If you haven’t gotten your shot yet, tomorrow’s the perfect time! Come on out to the Witt Lions Club! We’d love to see you there!

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Officials are administering 400 doses of the Moderna vaccine on April 17 at the Skyview Drive-In Theatre in Litchfield.  

Click here for more information. 

CHAMPAIGN, IL – The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for individuals that live or work in Champaign County, 16 years of age or older, who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine.

 

Additional vaccination clinics for the week of April 19, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

 

OSF HealthCare hosting at the Rantoul Youth Center, 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age. 

 

To register for Monday, April 19: 

  

·        Online:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F44A4AE22AAFF2-osfcuphd3.

 

To register for Tuesday, April 20: 

  

 

·        Phone appointments: (217) 892-6844.  

·        Email address for questions and assistance: vaccinations@myrantoul.com.  

·        If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please call to reschedule.  

 

Christie Clinic hosting at Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

 

To register:  

  

·        Online: https://www.christieclinic.com/about/covid-19-vaccination/.  

  • Stay up to date on community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics by downloading the Christie Clinic app and opting in to notifications.  
  • To expedite your appointment, please complete the form included in your confirmation email. 
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please follow cancellation/rescheduling instructions in the confirmation email.  

 

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

 

To register:

  • Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.
  • Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Kohl’s Plaza: 

  • Call (217) 902-6100 to schedule or use MyCarle for the fastest service.
  • Those interested in receiving their vaccination at Kohl’s Plaza in Champaign should request to be notified of available appointments online at: https://tinyurl.com/CarleCCvax.  

Pharmacies:

Additional notes:

 

It is important to note that while eligibility guidelines will include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. Moderna is currently available for individuals age 18 and older while Pfizer is available for those age 16 and older.

 

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

 

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability.

 

You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment.

 

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

 

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq.

 

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

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