A Kane County Health Department Facebook video and vaccine information e-mail update shows the progress of countywide vaccination efforts to date and sets a timetable for vaccination clinics in the coming days that are designed to reach specific, often underserved segments of the population eligible under Phase 1B+.
According to the KCHD e-blast, Kane County is “in the process of setting up a regular mass vaccination site or sites in the county.”
Details will be presented on the KaneHealth.com website.
This month, the Health Department is holding the following clinics with its community partners:
- March 18-19 — KCHD clinic at the Mooseheart Fieldhouse: first and second doses for 1A and 1B residents. A link will be provided to those signed up on KCHD’s vaccine list (up to capacity). Some appointments have been allocated to community organizations that have volunteered to assist seniors who do not have access to technology to register to assure they are served.
- March 25-26 — Elgin Community College, second doses clinic for 1B residents 65+ years of age). INVITATION ONLY.
Seniors requiring assistance with registering can call Seniors Services Associates at 630-897-4035 (Aurora) or 847-741-0404 (Elgin).
Vaccine Update as of March 8
Distribution of Vaccine
Vaccine has been distributed to:
- Kane County Hospitals – Advocate Sherman Hospital, Amita Mercy Hospital, Amita Saint Joseph Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital and Rush Copley Medical Center = 23,595 doses
- Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers – Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness, Greater Elgin Family Care Center, VNA Healthcare = 16,900 doses
- Meijer, Walgreens Pharmacy = 2,500 doses
- Kane County Sheriff’s Office = 870 doses
- Mobile Vaccination Unit = 760 doses
- Elgin Mental Health Center = 40 doses
- ox Valley ATC = 30 doses
TOTAL DOSES DISTRIBUTED = 44,695 doses
Kane County Health Department has hosted clinics:
- Jan. 7-8 (Kane County Fairgrounds – 1st doses Healthcare) = 2,169 doses
- Jan. 21-22 (Kane County Fairgrounds – 1st doses Healthcare/Essential Workers) = 2,649 doses
- Feb. 4-5 (Kane County Fairgrounds – 1st & 2nd dose Healthcare/Essential Workers) = 3,310 doses
- Feb. 9, 10, 11 (Kane County Fairgrounds – 1st dose Educators/Essential Workers) = 4,990 doses
- Feb. 18-19 (Kane County Fairgrounds – 1st & 2nd dose Healthcare/Essential Workers) = 3,360 doses administered
- Feb. 25-26 (Elgin Community College – 1st dose 65+ years and older) = 3,280doses
- March 5 (Mooseheart Fieldhouse – 1st dose & 2nd doses 1a & 1b) = 1,863 doses
TOTAL ADMINISTERED VACCINE = 21,621 doses
At Kane County clinics and in cooperation with community providers, the following populations (1A and 1B) have been getting immunized:
- Hospital-based healthcare workers
- Community-based healthcare workers
- Residents and staff of long-term care facilities (Through National Pharmacy Initiative with CVS and Walgreens)
- Residents 65 years of age or older
- Residents 65 years of age or older in senior housing
- First responders / law enforcement
- Frontline public works employees
- Grocery store workers
- County jail staff and detainees
- Residents with developmental disabilities in congregate settings
- Residents in shelters
- Minority workers in essential manufacturing/food jobs
- Staff working with vulnerable populations
- Educators & support staff (public & private schools)
- Home care providers for residents with developmental disabilities
Supply of vaccine to be delivered to KCHD: expecting 4,800 doses.
KCHD’s partner providers’ will continue vaccine clinics for their patients and groups eligible in 1A and 1B. Some partners will continue vaccinating in 1B+.
KCHD remains in collaboration with IDPH’s “Mobile Vaccination Unit” to travel at various Kane County sites for the vulnerable populations (i.e. manufacturing plants, addressing Latinx communities with higher infection rates).
The public is advised to continue to take precautions. Wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain your social distance. Avoid social gatherings and get tested if you think you have been exposed.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department Facebook page and Vaccine Information Notification