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COVID Vaccine Update:

The Bond County Health Department is completing the vaccination of priority group phase 1a, as designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and is moving, as supplies allow, into phase 1b. Phase 1a includes healthcare personnel, EMS, long term care and other identified congregate care. Phase 1b will include persons aged 65 and over, as well as frontline essential workers. Frontline essential workers include those essential for the functioning of society who are at highest risk of exposure. Examples include firefighters, law enforcement, postal workers, manufacturing and pre-K through 12 educators.

An online process has been established for persons to add their name to the waiting list for vaccination. The link can be found on our website at www.bchd.us or on our Facebook page. Whenever possible, the health department asks that our main number be reserved for other public health business, such as scheduling labs, immunizations, WIC appointments, home health, hospice and environmental health business. We would also ask at this time, if you do not fit into phase 1a or 1b, that you wait to add your name. We will notify citizens through radio and social media when we are authorized to move to phase 1c. Phase 1c includes persons aged 16-64 with conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19, such as obesity, diabetes, pulmonary disease, heart conditions including hypertension, kidney disease, cancer, immunocompromised, sickle cell and pregnancy. Phase 1c also includes other essential workers such as those in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing, finance, information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, public safety and public health workers.

The health department will contact you when an appointment becomes available for you. The amount of time between adding your name to the waiting list and receiving your actual appointment is unknown and dependent upon how many doses of vaccine are allocated to the health department on a weekly basis. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

If you have already called the health department to be added to the waiting list, you do NOT need to register again online.

Click here to access the link and add your name to the waiting list: https://form.jotform.com/210188191521046