MACON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL FOR VACCINATIONS

UPDATE: The appointment slots for the MCHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics on January 26th and 28th have been filled. We will be releasing information as soon as it becomes available regarding future opportunities.

 

DECATUR, IL- The Macon County Health Department (MCHD) is excited to announce that we now have an online registration portal. The MCHD will be holding COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination Clinics on January 26th and January 28th at the MCHD Building (1221 E. Condit St.). The COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at the MCHD are ONLY for eligible Phase 1a and 1b individuals who wish to receive their FIRST dose of the vaccine.

Those who wish to be vaccinated may schedule an appointment by:

  • Visiting the following link: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/kgzew/. This link is designated for the clinics taking place on January 26th and January 28th ONLY.
  • Calling (217) 718-6205. Once the appointments are full, a recording will inform the caller that there are no more appointments available.Examples of Phase 1b persons eligible to receive the vaccine at this time include, but are not limited to: persons aged 65 years and older and frontline essential workers, defined as those workers who are essential for the functioning of society and are at highest risk of exposure, including the following: first responders (firefighters, law enforcement officers, 911 dispatch, security personnel, school officers); corrections officers; food and agriculture (processing, plants, veterinary health, livestock services, animal care) workers; postal service workers; manufacturing workers; grocery store workers; public transit workers; education; and shelters/adult day care. Examples of Phase 1a persons include, but are not limited to: physicians, nurses, respiratory technicians, dentists and hygienists, nursing assistants, assisted living facility staff, long-term care facility staff, group home staff, home caregivers, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).Those who plan to attend should:
  • Bring a work ID badge or current paystub to verify frontline essential worker status or a form of ID to verify age (to prove eligibility);
  • Bring a copy of your insurance card. If you are unable to make a copy, please bring the original;
  • Wear a short sleeve shirt and face covering;
  • Complete vaccine forms, print, and bring them to the clinic to save time. The vaccine formscan be found by visiting maconcountyhealth.org. If you are unable to complete and print theforms, they will also be available onsite;
  • Be prepared to complete the MCHD screening process upon arrival. This process includesanswering questions as well as a temperature check.The MCHD has and will continue to follow the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines and Illinois Department of Public Health guidance when deciding who will receive the COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, those who are not eligible to receive the vaccination in Phases 1a and 1b will be turned away. Those who have received monoclonal antibody or convalescent plasma treatments or have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days should wait until after their 90-day window to receive the vaccine. Persons who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding are required to bring an order or note from their doctor to receive the vaccine.Please be reminded that the MCHD and our community partners will continue to schedule vaccination clinics over the next several weeks and months. We will continue to provide opportunities for individuals who wish to receive the vaccine to do so as quickly as possible upon receipt of the vaccine from distributors.

    The MCHD will continue to promptly update the public when additional vaccines arrive and more clinics are scheduled. For questions regarding the vaccines, please visit Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines (cdc.gov) and COVID-19_Vaccine_FAQs20201221_0.pdf (illinois.gov).

2 Comments

  1. Donna J. Harmon on January 26, 2021 at 11:29 am

    I am 88 yrs. old……I repeatedly called to no avail when your lines were frozen that first day
    The next time I didn’t know about it at all until seeing pictures in Decatur paper after the fact
    This time…..all appt. filled before I even knew they were available.

    Not good on the computer to find out these things or apply for them….
    I will probably come nearer dying of the Covid than ever getting an appointment…
    I know it isn’t anyone’s fault…..this just gave me a chance to vent….THANKS

    Donna Harmon

  2. alice holle on March 1, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Please help us older people our ist shot then the 2nd will be scheduled. I am 70 and have heart issues. diabetic. have copd and asthmatic.

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