People who are eager to get that booster shot will have to wait until next week for an appointment at the Kane County Vax Hub.
The Kane County Health Department announced today (Monday, Nov. 22, 2021) that the Kane Vax Hub in Batavia will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
An updated list of more than 90 COVID-19 vaccine providers in Kane County is available online at KaneHealth.com.
The Kane Vax Hub at 501 N. Randall Road in Batavia is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Eligible individuals are encouraged to make an appointment at KaneVax.org. Persons requiring assistance with appointments are encouraged to call the Kane Vax line at 855-4-KANEVAX (855-452-6382).
All three COVID vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen, are available to all at the Kane Vax Hub. To speed the check-in process, make sure to bring your vaccination card and a consent form for the vaccine you choose. Consent forms are available to download from KaneVax.org and KaneHealth.com.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends boosters for individuals 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago. Booster shots are also recommended for people who received a Pfizer/Comirnaty or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago.
The CDC allows for the mixing and matching of the type of vaccine.
Those who received the Janssen primary dose may receive a booster of Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer/Comirnaty two months after their primary dose. Those who received the Moderna and Pfizer/Comirnaty primary series may receive a booster of Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer/Comirnaty 6 months after their last dose.
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
For additional information and current updates about COVID-19, visit the KCHD website at KaneHealth.com or call the Health Department at 630-208-3801 and select the COVID line.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release