Kane Vax Hub Among 4 Sites Opening This Week For All Eligible Illinois Residents

Kane Vax Hub Among 4 Sites Opening This Week For All Eligible Illinois Residents

Kane County’s new Kane Vax Hub on Randall Road in Batavia is among four sites being touted by the state of Illinois that offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible Illinoisans regardless of zip code.

According to a state of Illinois news release issued today (Monday, March 26, 2021), the four sites — located in Kane County, Lake County, Will County, and Grundy County — are “building on a robust infrastructure to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible Illinois residents in an equitable manner.”

“As we continue to get more and more vaccine from the federal government, I’m proud to launch four additional state-supported large mass vaccination sites open to all eligible Illinoisans to ensure residents can receive their vaccines as efficiently and equitably as possible,” Gov. JB Pritzker said in the news release. “Over 3.6 million Illinoisans have already received their first dose of vaccine. We’re projected to get nearly 1 million doses this week, and IDPH and our 97 local health departments working hard to administer these shots.

“However, this battle is far from over, and with new cases and hospitalizations on the rise, I encourage every resident to buckle down, wear your mask, and do your part so we can all power through to the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Kane County Madam Chairman Corinne Pierog said Kane County’s vax hub opened Friday, March 19, and has distributed 13,447 doses of the vaccine.

“This new site has enabled the county to vastly improve our outreach to serve the residents of Kane County and Illinois by providing a centralized location that will be an access point to provide inoculations to all of Kane County’s diverse communities,” she said.

Pritzker also announced today he is activating additional members of the Illinois National Guard to support McHenry County Health Department expand its local operations to help those who live or work in the county.

State officials say they are taking quick and decisive action to reverse early signs of a possible resurgence of COVID-19 cases. To bend the trend in a region seeing increased vulnerability, several vaccination teams are being deployed for rapid operations.

Mobile rapid response vaccination teams are set to deploy to five counties in Region 1 where IDPH epidemiologists have determined there is a need to administer doses quickly to blunt increasing trends. These doses are on top of the allocation to the local health departments. These mobile teams will be providing single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to county residents in Carroll, Ogle, Boone, Lee and Whiteside. Appointments will be coordinated by the local health department.

To date, there are more than 1,460 Illinois National Guard troops assigned to COVID-19 operations.  Divided into 91 teams, these troops are operating at 40 locations throughout the state and have already administered more than 650,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

On top of the state-supported mass vaccination sites, the Illinois National Guard is running four additional vaccination missions across the state, furthering the state’s ability to target specific regions and populations, with more assignments in the coming weeks:

  • Equity-focused mobile vaccination teams are partnering with local health departments to reach underserved communities in Cook, DeKalb, McHenry, St. Clair, Jackson, Sangamon, Madison, Winnebago, Rock Island, McLean, Grundy, Vermilion and the Southern Seven Health Department Counties.
  • Illinois National Guard troops are working directly with local health departments to improve local vaccination rates and meet the public demand for safe and effective vaccines in Lake, Vermilion, McLean, Rock Island, DeKalb and McHenry counties.
  • The state also established one-stop, single-shot Johnson & Johnson rural vaccination clinics, a collaboration between the Illinois National Guard and our local health departments.  This rural vaccination program serves to reduce the travel barriers associated with equitable healthcare and will result in people getting vaccinated quicker, without the logistics and time commitment associated with coordinating a second trip.
  • Rapid Response Vaccination teams work with local health departments to increase vaccination rates in a county that is seeing increasing rates of COVID-19 cases.

Any Illinois resident in Phase 1A, 1B and 1B+, as well as government workers, higher education staff, media, food and restaurant workers, construction trade workers and religious leaders can receive a free COVID-19 vaccine regardless of their zip code, immigration status, or health insurance at state-supported mass vaccination sites, pharmacies and health department clinics.

Last week, IDPH authorized all any health departments to begin vaccinating all residents 16 and older as soon as they are ready. By April 12, all Illinois health departments and clinics receiving allocations from the State of Illinois will expand eligibility to all residents 16 years and older.

There are now more than 900 vaccination locations in Illinois open to the public, and these locations can be viewed online at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/.

For those having difficulty navigating online services to make vaccination appointments, the Vaccine Appointment Call Center may be able to assist. This hotline is available seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Call agents’ primary role is to help individuals navigate the various online registration sites. However, if the individual does not have access to online services or is unable to navigate the site, the call agent will make an appointment on the caller’s behalf.

The Vaccine Appointment Call Center phone number is 1-833-621-1284.

State-supported vaccination sites listed below are open to all Illinois residents unless otherwise noted. All sites require appointments through the local health department. Residents must meet the state’s current eligibility requirements to book an appointment.

Date

Location

Address

Appointment

Daily Dose capability (when vaccines are available)

Now Open

Adams County:
Oakley Lindsey Center

300 Civic Center Plaza, Quincy IL

https://www.adamscountytogether.com/

2,100

Now Open

Cook County: Tinley Park Convention Center

18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

2,160

Now Open

Cook County: Triton College

2000 5th Ave., River Grove, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

540

Now Open

Cook County: South Suburban College

15800 State St., South Holland IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

540

Now Open

Cook County:
Former K-Mart

1155 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

1,890

Now Open

Cook County:
Former HOBO

7600 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

2,160

Now Open

DuPage County Fairgrounds, Building 1

2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL

https://www.dupagehealth.org/667/COVID-19-Vaccine

1,000

Now Open

Grundy County:
Shabbona Middle School

725 School St, Morris, IL

https://www.grundyco.org/health/

540

Now Open

Jackson County: Banterra Center

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL

http://www.jchdonline.org/

 

540

Now Open

Jackson County: Carbondale Civic Center

200 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale IL

http://www.jchdonline.org/

540

April 2

Kane County:

Former Carson Pirie Scott

970 North Lake St., Aurora IL.

https://www.kanevax.org/

270

Now Open

Kane County:
Former Sam’s Club

501 N. Randall Rd., Batavia, IL

https://www.kanevax.org/

750

April 1

Lake County:
Community Based Testing Center

102 W. Water Street
Waukegan IL

https://allvax.lakecohealth.org/s/?language=en_US

400

Now Open

Madison County:
Gateway Convention Center

1 Gateway Drive., Collinsville IL

https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/health/index.php

1350

Now Open

Sangamon County:
Orr Building

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield IL

http://www.SCDPH.org

1620

(217) 210-8801

Now Open

St. Clair County: Belle-Clair Fairgrounds

200 S. Belt E #2650, Belleville IL

https://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/health-department

1080

April 2

Will County:
Former Toys R Us

3128 Voyager Lane
Joliet IL

https://bit.ly/3m1qqkw

800

Now Open

Winnebago County:

Former

K-Mart

1321 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford IL

https://www.wchd.org/

 

1350

Now Open

City of Chicago:

United Center

1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago IL

https://www.zocdoc.com/vaccine/screener?state=IL

Chicago/ Cook County Only

Now Open

DeKalb County:
NIU Convocation Center

1525 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL

https://health.dekalbcounty.org/about/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/

County residents only

Now Open

Lake County Fairgrounds

1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake, IL

https://allvax.lakecohealth.org/s/?language=en_US

Individuals who live and work in County

Mar 30

McHenry County:
Former K-Mart

1900 N. Richmond Ave., Woodstock IL

https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-a-i/health-department/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/vaccine-locations

County residents only

Now Open

McLean County:
Grossinger Motors Arena

101 S. Madison Street, Bloomington IL

https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/790/COVID-19-Vaccine

County residents only

Now Open

Rock Island County:
Camden Centre

2701 1st Street East, Milan IL

https://richd.org/

County residents Only

Now Open

Vermilion County:
Danville Community College

2000 E. Main Street, Danville IL

https://vchd.org/

County residents only

Now Open

 

Vermilion County:

Vermilion Regional Airport

22633 N. Bowman Avenue, Danville IL

https://vchd.org/

County residents only

 

Rapid Response Vaccination Teams

Date

County

Make an appointment

Daily doses

March 31

Carroll County

http://www.ccphd.org/

800

April 1

Ogle County

https://www.oglecounty.org/departments/health_department/new_page.php

1,200

April 2

Boone County

https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/b1ad1b51-64d4-4d91-b283-3529b668f435/

600

April 3

Lee County

http://www.lchd.com/covid19-vaccinations/

600

April 5

Whiteside County

https://www.whitesidehealth.org/covid-19-information.html

600

 

 

 

Rural Vaccination Program

 

Date

Location

Address

Appointment

Doses Available

Mar 29-30

Stephenson County

Highland Community College

2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport IL

www.co.stephenson.il.us/health/

815-599-8412

1,100
County residents only

April 2-3

Henderson County

 

Health Department

208 W. Elm, Gladstone IL

309-627-2812

600
County residents only

April 5-7

Kankakee County

 

Kankakee Community College

100 College Drive
Kankakee IL

https://www.kankakeehealth.org/covid-19-response-and-recovery/for-individuals/

2,100
County residents only

SOURCE: state of Illinois news release

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