CROSSING HEALTHCARE/DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO COMBINE ALLOCATIONS OF COVID-19 VACCINE TO SUPPORT PUBLIC CLINICS

 

Decatur, IL (January 28, 2021) – Crossing Healthcare and Decatur Memorial Hospital announced today that they will combine both organizations’ allocations of COVID-19 vaccine to support public clinics beginning Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.  The clinic will be held on weekdays at the Crossing Healthcare Vaccination Clinic at 990 North Water St. Based on current supply, the goal is to administer 1,000 vaccines per week. Appointment availability may vary week to week depending on dose availability in Macon County. Vaccine appointments are available to those who work or live in Macon County and are included in the Illinois Vaccine Distribution Priority Groups 1A and 1B.  To determine if you are included in groups 1A or 1B, please visit: https://www2.illinois.gov/IISNews/22614-Phases_1A_and_1B_of_Vaccine_Distribution_in_Illinois.pdf

Starting Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 at 8 a.m., those included in groups 1A and 1B can access a link to schedule an appointment by visitng www.crossinghealthcare.org/covid19 

“We are grateful to Decatur Memorial Hospital for their willingness to combine vaccine allocations and to the Macon County Health Department for supporting our efforts to better meet the needs of our community in a more effective way.  Through this collaboration, together we will efficiently offer 1,000 vaccinations each week with the goal of expanding as the vaccine supply increases in Macon County.  Those in groups 1A or 1B will be able to easily schedule appointments for their first dose of the Moderna vaccine through a link provided on the Crossing Healthcare website.  Upon administration of the first dose at the Crossing Healthcare Vaccination Clinic, we will then schedule their second dose,” said Tanya Andricks, CEO of Crossing Healthcare.

“We know that the COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective way to help the public protect themselves and to help our community move past the pandemic,” said Drew Early, president and CEO of Decatur Memorial Hospital. “We’re happy to partner with Crossing Healthcare to support the health of our community.”

 

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