Local health officials announced today that they are working closely with the Illinois National Guard to bring special COVID-19 vaccination clinics to DeWitt County.
CLINTON – Local health officials announced today that they are working closely with the Illinois National Guard to bring special COVID-19 vaccination clinics to DeWitt County.
“We were selected by the state for these special clinics because our percentage of the population vaccinated against COVID-19 is below state averages, but especially amongst our age 65 and older population,” said Dave Remmert, Public Health Administrator for the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department.
The special clinics will utilize the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, thereby boosting the percent of the population considered fully-vaccinated. “The entire population aged 18 and older is now becoming eligible for vaccination and we want to mark that threshold with these special clinics. We are excited to be working with the expertise of the IL National Guard who have been doing these around the state over the last month,” said Remmert, “they’re sending us a team of 34 to provide these clinics in two different areas of our county.
The special vaccination clinics are slated for:
April 11 (Sunday) Blue Ridge HS 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
411 N. John St.
Farmer City, IL
April 12 (Monday) First Christian Church 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
100 N. Jackson St.
“The vaccines used by the Health Department have all been deemed safe and effective for use by the state and federal government, the CDC, and the manufacturers of the vaccines. They have all had to undergo
testing and scrutiny from independent panels of scientists to receive emergency use authorizations to enable them to be used to fight COVID-19,” Remmert added.
Local residents can make an appointment for these free special clinics by going to the Health Department website at www.dewittpiatthealth.com. There will be a link provided there that will enable residents to schedule their own appointments. Residents without internet access may call 217-935-3427 extension 2112 to get assistance with scheduling an appointment, but residents should expect a longer wait using this option. The website remains your best option for scheduling.