The Kane County Board Office and the Kane County Health Department, in collaboration with the city of Aurora, will open a vaccination site in Aurora at the former Carson Pirie Scott & Co., located at 970 North Lake St.
The vaccination site will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
The site is one of four state-supported mass vaccination sites recently announced by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker. The sites opening in Kane County, Lake County and Will County will be new, and an existing Grundy County site will be expanded.
The four sites will offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible Illinoisans.
To find out more about Illinois’ efforts to fight the COVID-19 virus, visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/. Illinois’ 900-plus vaccination locations are listed on this site.
“Over 3.6 million Illinoisans have already received their first dose of vaccine,” Pritzker said in a release issued by his office. “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.”
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin said he’s looking forward to transitioning the Aurora Mass Vaccination Site into a state-run facility six days per week.
“When we took measures to open the site last month with our local partners, the goal was for it to serve as many people as possible,” he said. “Through the partnership with the state, the Aurora site will grow in capacity to immunize thousands of people per day in a safe and convenient location. Aurora is all in.”
Kathy Fosser, interim director of the Kane County Health Department, said the KCHD is working in partnership with the city of Aurora, Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois National Guard, and community partners to expand and provide additional vaccination appointments to target underserved areas and populations at greatest risk.
County Board Chairman Pierog said the new vaccination site in Aurora will expand upon the efforts the city of Aurora has already made to vaccinate residents.
“The additional support and vaccination efforts will increase the availability of appointments and provide more vaccination opportunities closer to home,” she said. “We are continuing to improve our accessibility to the residents that have been disproportionately affected by the virus and those that are in underserved areas of Kane County.”
Vaccinations administered at the new Aurora location will be scheduled by appointment only.
As of April 12, all individuals above the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the vaccine. If you need assistance with making an appointment, you can call or email for assistance:
- Illinois Vaccine Appointment Call Center: 833-621-1284
- Illinois Guidance on COVID-19: 800-889-3931
For additional information and current updates on the COVID-19 situation, visit the KCHD website at KaneHealth.com or call the Health Department at 630-208-3801. Non-emergency calls received after working hours will be answered the next business day.
- COVID-19 Information: https://www.kanehealth.com/Pages/COVID-Info.aspx
- Vaccine Information: https://www.kanehealth.com/Pages/COVID-Vaccine.aspx
- Latest News Alerts: https://www.kanehealth.com/Pages/News-Alerts.aspx
SOURCE: Kane County Board Office news release