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More residents to get vaccine in McLean County thanks to partnership

More residents to get vaccine in McLean County thanks to partnership

McLean County residents will see increased opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as the McLean County Health Department partners with Carle BroMenn Medical Center.

Beginning Thursday, January 28, residents in Phases 1A and 1B will have a weekly opportunity to register for vaccine appointments. Phase 1A applies to healthcare personnel and Phase 1B includes adults aged 65 years of age and older and those 18 years of age and older classified as essential frontline workers.
 
Here's what residents need to know:

  • New clinics will be posted each Thursday on the McLean County Health Department website, health.mcleancountyil.gov.
  •  Residents with computer access can book appointments on the website. Residents without computer access can book appointments by calling the MCHD Covid-19 call center number (309) 888-5600. 
  • Appointments are required and will book quickly, but every resident interested in getting the vaccine is expected to be able to do so, but it may take several months to reach everyone. 
  • Residents will leave their first vaccine appointment with an appointment already scheduled for their return to get the second dose of the vaccine.
Current plans are to run at least three vaccine clinics per week. As the health department receives more vaccine doses, the partnership with Carle BroMenn Medical Center will allow for additional clinic days or expanded hours.
 
Jessica McKnight, administrator of the McLean County Health Department, emphasizes, "We ask for your patience as we get residents vaccinated. To those not yet eligible for vaccines, please know, your turn is coming. Though we can't control how many vaccine doses we receive each week, we believe that working together with Carle BroMenn provides the infrastructure needed to get all the vaccine to residents quickly and efficiently once it arrives."

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