The Illinois Department of Public Health is now posting the weekly number of COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated from the federal government to the state of Illinois as well as the numbers of doses it is allocating to local health departments.
According to an IDPH news release and its website, weekly allocations are broken out into the number of doses allotted for long-term care, second doses, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Safety Net Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Illinois National Guard Vaccine Sites, Illinois Retail Pharmacy, Minority Health and Mobile Teams, Illinois Department of Corrections, dialysis centers, and local health departments.
Both first dose and second dose allocation will be broken out by local health department.
For the week of March 15, the state has received 458,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, the allotment for local health departments is 200,030 first doses.
The Kane County Health Department’s share is 10,600 first doses and 2,100 second doses, according to the IDPH.
It should be noted that 63,400 doses go to Illinois National Guard vaccine sites. Kane County will see its first National Guard mass vax hub opening on Friday.
COVID-19 Vaccine Allocations
These data represent the amount of COVID-19 vaccine currently allocated to the state of Illinois. These amounts are not reflective of the vaccine earmarked for Illinois through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, the Federally Qualified Health Center direct allocations, or allocations to federal agencies (e.g. the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).
First doses are calculated by allocating doses to providers that receive them directly from the state, including long-term care, Federally Qualified Health Care Centers, Safety Net Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Illinois National Guard sites, Illinois Retail Pharmacy, Minority Health and Mobile Teams, and other state-determined providers; allocating second doses based on when first doses were administered; and then allocating the remaining doses to local health departments.
The local health department first dose allocation is distributed to local health departments based on the local health department’s percent of the Illinois population.
Second doses are calculated for all provider types and separated by county. This includes second doses for Illinois National Guard missions, Illinois Department of Corrections, Federally Qualified Health Centers receiving direct allocation from the state, local health departments, and any other provider receiving vaccine from the state allocation. If a local health department directs its allocation to a provider in another county, the second doses would be accounted for in the county where that provider is enrolled.
SOURCE: IDPH news release and website