COVID-19 Updates For Springfield And Central Illinois

Mar 19, 2021

Credit NPR Illinois

April 16

With young people driving the increase in COVID-19 cases in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing “College Vaccination Days” to encourage all community college and public and private university students across Illinois to get vaccinated at mass vaccination sites.  This weekend and next week state-supported mass vaccination sites across Illinois will have COVID-19 vaccination appointments available for college and university students.  IDPH is partnering with colleges and universities in Illinois to help them direct their students to state-supported sites.

Beginning in April, the highest case count in Illinois was among those in their 20s.  Over the past month, cases among those 18-24 years of age doubled.

The following mass vaccination sites will have appointments available specifically for college and university students on the following days.  Colleges and universities will have the links where students can register for an appointment. 

Saturday April 17 

Adams County – Oakley Linsey Center

300 Civic Center Plaza

Quincy

Sunday April 18

Sangamon County

Orr Building – State Fairgrounds

801 E. Sangamon Ave.

Springfield

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,866 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths.

- Bureau County: 1 female 80s
- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s
- DuPage County; 1 female 50s, 1 male 90s
- Henry County: 1male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Jefferson County: 1 female 90s
- Kane County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 70s
- Madison County: 1 female 90s
- McDonough County: 1 male 80s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s
- Will County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,296,381 cases, including 21,630 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 93,602 specimens for a total of 21,571,023.  As of last night, 2,058 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 468 patients were in the ICU and 205 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 9-15, 2021 is 4.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 9-15, 2021 is 4.9%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,777,825.  A total of 7,779,290 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 129,664 doses.  Yesterday, 166,885 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

In Sangamon County, 56 new cases were announced.   17 people are hospitalized.

April 15

Sangamon County announced another death from COVID-19, a woman in her 60's who tested positive on March 30.  229 people have died from the coronavirus disease in the county since the pandemic began.  Local health officials also reported 57 new cases on Thursday, with 19 people hospitalized.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,581 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 40 additional deaths.

- Adams County: 1 female 80s
- Bureau County: 1 female 70s
- Champaign County: 1 male 80s
- Christian County: 1 male 80s
- Clay County: 1 male 90s
- Cook County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Jersey County: 1 female 80s
- Knox County: 1 female 80s
- Lake County: 1 female 90s
- LaSalle County: 2 females 80s
- Lee County: 1 female 80s
- Macon County: 1 male 70s
- McHenry County: 1 female 80s
- Menard County: 1 male 90s
- Montgomery County: 1 female 80s

- Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 60s
- Stephenson County: 1 female 60s
- Tazewell County: 1 female 90s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 50s
- Will County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
- Williamson County: 1 female 80s
- Winnebago County; 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,292,515 cases, including 21,609 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 105,661 specimens for a total of 21,477,421.  As of last night, 2,043 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 468 patients were in the ICU and 190 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 8-14, 2021 is 4.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 8-14, 2021 is 4.9%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,636,355.  A total of 7,612,405 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 129,317 doses.  Yesterday, 129,755 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

April 14

On Wednesday, Sangamon County announced 43 new COVID-19 cases.  That brings the overall total to 17,522 since the pandemic began.  228 people have died.  Currently, 23 people are hospitalized. Macon County reported 30 more cases.

A vaccine clinic will be held Thursday in Waverly at the fire department.  From 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.  Pre-register at www.morganhd.com or call 217-479-1817.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,536 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 31 additional deaths.

- Carroll County: 1 male 70s
- Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 4 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 3 males 80s
- DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 90s
- Kane County: 1 male 30s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
- Madison County: 1 male 70s
- McHenry County: 1 female 90s
- Peoria County: 1 female 40s
- Richland County: 1 female 60s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
- Vermilion County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 70s
- Whiteside County: 1 female 30s
- Will County: 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,288,934 cases, including 21,570 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 88,390 specimens for a total of 21,371,760.  As of last night, 2,076 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 453 patients were in the ICU and 198 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 7-13, 2021 is 4.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 7-13, 2021 is 5.0%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,386,135.  A total of 7,482,650 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 132,810 doses.  Yesterday, 138,538 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  

April 13

Sangamon County reported 48 more cases of COVID0-19 on Tuesday.  A total of 24 people remain hospitalized.  Macon County had 17 new cases. Morgan County announced 4 more cases, bringing the active case total there to 37.

Memorial Health System announced it will suspend Johnson & Johnson vaccinations at all locations, following CDC guidelines.

In Springfield, MHS is partnering to offer clinics this evening at Third Presbyterian Church; Wednesday at MERCY Communities Inc.; and Thursday at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois.  Pfizer vaccine will be administered at those locations.   

MHS’ South Sixth Street vaccination clinic administers Pfizer and Moderna, and is unaffected. Johnson & Johnson clinics that had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and for Friday, April 16, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital are canceled. Vaccination clinics scheduled for Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15 at Passavant Area Hospital will administer Moderna, and will continue as scheduled.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is developing and implementing plans to move forward with COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois after putting a pause on administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, including robust communication with all providers and the transfer of 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Chicago. 

Earlier today, at the recommendation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), IDPH paused the use of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution.  The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine, out of a total of more than six million Americans who have received the J&J vaccine.  In Illinois, of the total 7.3 million doses administered to date, 4% or approximately 290,000 have been J&J.  These individuals remain fully vaccinated and do not need to seek out an alternate vaccine.  People vaccinated with J&J should consult with their medial provider if they develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination.

“Public health officials made a commitment that any safety signals that came up concerning COVID-19 vaccines would be fully addressed in a transparent manner, which is what is occurring right now with the J&J vaccine,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “The blood clot cases appear to be extremely rare and there are no reported cases associated with either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna vaccines. IDPH is taking immediate action to ensure as little disruption to Illinois residents as possible during this pause, and I strongly encourage people to continue to get vaccinated.  Millions upon millions of people have already been safely vaccinated and it will take millions more before we can put this pandemic behind us.” 

Upon learning of the recommendation, IDPH took the following actions to ensure COVID-19 vaccine providers and health care workers in Illinois were aware of the pause and received the support they needed to adjust their planning:

• Immediately sent notification about the pause to COVID-19 providers, local health departments, and health care providers via the State of Illinois Rapid Electronic Notification system, which included follow-up calls, text, and emails.
• Directly emailed and called all local health departments through IDPH Emergency Response Coordinators, to assess impact and work to mitigate using Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
• Connected with all mass vaccination sites, Illinois National Guard vaccination missions, and one-day J&J clinics scheduled in EMTrack to develop alternate plans where necessary and ensure the least amount of disruption possible on individuals with appointments.
• Sent notification to hospitals, emergency departments, physicians, and other health care providers about treatment for this specific type of blood clot

The pause on the J&J vaccine will not have a large impact on state vaccination efforts as the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines make up the vast majority of doses on hand in the State of Illinois.  No state-supported mass vaccination sites will be closed and no rapid response team clinics, faith-based or equity clinics, or rural clinics have been cancelled at this time.  They will all move forward with a different type of vaccine.

The total allocation of J&J vaccine to Illinois, including Chicago, is 760,300, of which 290,615 doses have been administered.  This week, the state’s allocation of J&J was 17,000 doses.  For the week of April 18, 2021, the expected allocation for the State is 483,720 total doses.  Of that total allocation, 5,800 doses were expected to be J&J.

In an effort to vaccinate as many people as possible across Illinois, the State is allocating 50,000 first doses of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the City of Chicago over the next seven days to help meet demand. The State will also be allocating 50,000 doses to Chicago when second doses come due to be administered.

IDPH encourages people to register with V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker, a smartphone-based tool that uses text messages and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information on v-safe, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,193 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths.

- Bureau County: 1 female 70s
- Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
- Jersey County: 1 female 90s
- Lake County: 1 female 80s
- Livingston County: 1 female 60s
- Logan County: 1 male 60s
- Madison County: 1 male 50s
- McHenry County: 1 female 70s
- Peoria County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,285,398 cases, including 21,540 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 58,248 specimens for a total of 21,283,370.  As of last night, 2,028 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 466 patients were in the ICU and 185 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 6-12, 2021 is 4.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 6-12, 2021 is 5.0%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,343,775.  A total of 7,344,112 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 132,979 doses.  Yesterday, 100,729 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  The Illinois National Guard has administered more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines at state-supported vaccination sites around the state.  

April 12

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,433 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
- Kane County: 1 female 90s
- Vermilion County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,282,205 cases, including 21,523 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 53,115 specimens for a total of 21,225,122.  As of last night, 1,998 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 418 patients were in the ICU and 177 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 5-11, 2021 is 4.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 5-11, 2021 is 4.9%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,001,105.  A total of 7,243,383 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 132,188 doses.  Yesterday, 64,772 doses were reported administered in Illinois.  The Illinois National Guard has administered more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines at state-supported vaccination sites around the state. 

Since Friday, Sangamon County has identified 110 more cases since Friday with 25 people hospitalized. Menard County reports six cases during that time. Morgan County announced 11 more cases since Friday.  Testing is available in Jacksonville Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.with no appointment necessary.  Testing site entry at Dunlap Ct/Morgan St in Jacksonville.

You can now get a COVID vaccine in Springfield without an appointment. Visit HSHS Medical Group COVID Drive-Thru Clinic, located in Scheels’ parking lot at 1118 Legacy Pointe Drive in Springfield, Illinois. Walk-ins are accepted Monday, April 12, through Friday, April 16, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm.

COVID vaccines are available for residents 16 years and older. You do not have to live or work in Sangamon County to receive the vaccine. This week the drive-thru clinic is administering Pfizer vaccines. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian to receive the vaccine.

If you prefer to make an appointment, you can sign up for our online patient portal called MyChart. It is free and easy to create an HSHS MyChart account:

  • Go to www.hshsmyhealthrecord.com
  • Login or Create a MyChart account by clicking “Sign Up Now.”
  • Under Quick Links, click “COVID-19 Vaccine Link.”
  • Click “COVID-19 Vaccination” and answer questions on eligibility to schedule a FIRST DOSE vaccine appointment.

To find an HSHS COVID vaccine clinic outside of Sangamon County, visit https://www.hshs.org/vaccine.

April 9

Sangamon County reported 51 new positive cases on Friday. 20 people are hospitalized.  Menard County had 6 new cases.

  The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,004 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 21 additional deaths.

Cook County: 1 male 50s, 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
Crawford County: 1 male 70s
Henry County: 1 male 80s
Jackson County: 1 male 60s
Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s
Lake County: 1 male 70s
Madison County: 1 male 60s
Menard County: 1 male 80s
Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
St. Clair County: 1 male 50s
Tazewell County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
Whiteside County: 2 males 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,273,200 cases, including 21,476 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 101,737 specimens for a total of 21,017,929.  As of last night, 1,808 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 369 patients were in the ICU and 163 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 2-8, 2021 is 4.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 2-8, 2021 is 4.8%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,841,285.  This number includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, which effectively has ended.  A total of 6,871,645 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 118,336 doses.  Yesterday, a record 164,462 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

April 8

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,739 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 34 additional deaths.

Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 5 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 2 males 90s
Grundy County: 1 female 80s
Kankakee County: 1 female 70s
Lake County: 1 female 80s
Lee County: 1 male 70s
Randolph County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
Will County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,269,196 cases, including 21,457 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 97,741 specimens for a total of 20,916,192.  As of last night, 1,798 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 351 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 1-7, 2021 is 4.2%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 1-7, 2021 is 4.8%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,642,545.  This number includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, which effectively has ended.  A total of 6,707,183 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 112,680 doses.  Yesterday, a record 154,201 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

Sangamon County announced 35 new cases Thursday, with 20 people hospitalized.  Morgan County reported 8 more cases.

April 7

The Morgan County Vaccine Planning Team will like to announce a limited supply of single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine is available for a clinic on April 8th. Pre-registration is required. Online Registration: Morgan County Health Department website: Follow the link below https://www.morganhd.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine or go to the Morgan County, Illinois Health Department website and follow the links under Vaccine Information.  VIA Phone: Number: 217-479-1817 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Questions can be emailed to: covidvaccine@jacksonvilleil.gov

Sangamon County announced 47 more cases Wednesday with 20 hospitalizations.  

From the Macoupin County Health Department: Attention parents of Macoupin County high school students who are over the age of 16. We are gathering responses in regard to whether or not you are interested in having your child receive the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine. We would appreciate it if you took a minute to complete this survey. If you have more than one child who is 16 years or older, please complete a survey for each child. This survey will be open until noon this Saturday, 4/10. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCPHD16over

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,790 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 28 additional deaths.

Adams County: 1 male 70s
     Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
     DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
     Lake County: 1 female 70s
     Lawrence County: 1 male 60s
     Livingston County: 1 female 90s
     Madison County: 1 male 70s
     Marion County: 1 male 60s
     McLean County: 1 male 60s
     Menard County: 1 female 70s
     Rock Island County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
     St. Clair County: 1 female 60s
     Wayne County: 1 male 60s
     White County: 1 male 50s
     Will County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s
     Winnebago County: 1 female 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,265,457 cases, including 21,423 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 80,628 specimens for a total of 20,818,451.  As of last night, 1,710 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 353 patients were in the ICU and 142 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 31-April 6, 2021 is 4.1%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 31-April 6, 2021 is 4.6%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,423,845.  This number includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, which effectively has ended.  A total of 6,552,982 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 107,302 doses.  Yesterday, 139,724 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

April 6

Sangamon County announced 42 new cases with 15 people hospitalized.  

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Macon County Health Department (MCHD) have identified two COVID-19 variant strains of concern, B 1.1.7 and B 1.429, in Macon County through laboratory testing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, variants of concern are those in “which there is evidence of an increase in transmissibility, more severe disease (increased hospitalizations or deaths), significant reduction in neutralization by antibodies generated during previous infection or vaccination, reduced effectiveness of treatments or vaccines, or diagnostic detection failures.” When a person is diagnosed with one of the variants of concern, a 14-day quarantine is the recommended course of action to limit the spread of the illness further into the community.Armed with this information as we continue to see an uptick in cases, we continue to urge our community to follow the public health measures intended to limit the spread of illness and the negative consequences associated with contraction of COVID-19. Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least twenty seconds. If there is no access to water and soap, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol until soap and water is available. Keep at least six feet of space between yourself and others and wear a face covering in public settings. Limit in-person gatherings. Consider getting one of the three COVID-19 vaccines available. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,931 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 13 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 2 males 40s, 1 male 70s
- Knox County: 1 female 80s
- Lake County: 1 male 50s
- Livingston County: 1 female 90s
- Massac County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
- Rock Island County: 1 male 50s
- Shelby County: 1 female 60s
- Union County: 1 male 60s
- Will County: 1 male 40s
- Winnebago County: 1 male 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,261,667 cases, including 21,395 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 51,625 specimens for a total of 20,737,823.  As of last night, 1,648 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 357 patients were in the ICU and 143 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 30-April 5, 2021 is 3.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 30-April 5, 2021 is 4.5%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 8,061,075.  This number includes doses allocated for the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities, which effectively has ended.  A total of 6,413,258 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 106,976 doses.  Yesterday, 95,188 doses were reported administered in Illinois. 

April 5

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,102 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 11 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 males 80s
- DuPage County: 1 male50s, 1 female 60s
- Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,258,736 cases, including 21,384 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 59,586 specimens for a total of 20,686,198.  As of last night, 1,581 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 358 patients were in the ICU and 159 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 29-April 4, 2021 is 3.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 29-April 4, 2021 is 4.5%.

A total of 7,335,385 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 448,830 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 7,784,215.  A total of 6,318,070 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 368,300 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 105,779 doses.  Yesterday, 27,248 doses were reported administered in Illinois. However, reporting by some providers may be delayed for Sunday.

More than 80 counties have now expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all Illinois residents 16 years and older, per an IDPH survey of local health departments.  IDPH authorized all local health departments seeing early signs of unfilled appointments to begin vaccinating all residents 16 and older at their immediate discretion, in order to use their vaccine as quickly as possible and mitigate a rise in new COVID-19 cases. A list of counties that have already expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility can be found below.  All Illinois residents will be eligible to receive the vaccine beginning next Monday, April 12, 2021.  On that date, all state-supported mass vaccination sites, local health departments, pharmacy partners – in short, every jurisdiction that receives vaccine from the State of Illinois’ allocation – will be instructed to fully open eligibility.

There were 97 new cases in Sangamon County since Friday.  Seven people are hospitalized.

The Macon County Health Department (MCHD) is holding a Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, April 8th at Richland Community College at the National Sequestration Education Center (3357 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.) near the wind turbines. This clinic is open for those who live or work in Macon County; are 18 years old or older; and who wish to receive a single-dose vaccine. Those who wish to attend this clinic should NOT have previously received a COVID-19 vaccination dose of any kind.Eligible persons can call (217) 718-6205 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or visit https://bit.ly/2OsuAWs to schedule an appointment. Before arriving to the clinic, please take your temperature and screen yourself for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees, are experiencing any symptoms or signs of illness, are awaiting a COVID-19 test result or have been identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, do not attend the clinic. Please bring a photo ID to verify age eligibility and your current insurance card or red, white and blue Medicare card.

April 2

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,235 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 2 males 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 4 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Madison County: 2 males 40s, 1 male 70s
- Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
- Saline County: 1 male 60s
- Sangamon County: 1 female 70s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 80s
- Will County: 2 females 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,251,346 cases, including 21,349 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 90,575 specimens for a total of 20,499,802.  As of last night, 1,445 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 314 patients were in the ICU and 129 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 26-April 1, 2021 is 3.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 26-April 1, 2021 is 4.1%.

A total of 7,300,095 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 448,830 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 7,748,925.  A total of 6,043,292 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 368,124 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 108,811 doses.  Yesterday, 124,870 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Sangamon County announced 28 new positive cases. 13 people are hospitalized.  

April 1

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,526 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 2 females 70s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 90s
- Lee County: 1 female 70s
- Macon County: 1 male 60s
- Madison County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- McLean County: 1 male 80s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 90s
- Warren County: 1 female 50s
- Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,248,111 cases, including 21,326 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 96,177 specimens for a total of 20,409,227.  As of last night, 1,411 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 304 patients were in the ICU and 121 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 25-31, 2021 is 3.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 25-31, 2021 is 4.0%.

A total of doses of 7,095,305 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 448,830 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 7,544,135.  A total of 5,918,422 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 367,823 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 109,073 doses.  Yesterday, 116,551 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Sangamon County announced 48 new positive cases on Thursday.  A total of 17 people are hospitalized.  Menard County had 3 new cases. Morgan County had 4 more cases.

March 31

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,592 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 28 additional deaths.

- Bureau County: 1 female 80s
- Cook County: 2 females 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+
- Franklin County: 1 female 90s
- Grundy County: 1 female 70s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s
- Livingston County: 1 female 80s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
- Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
- Will County: 1 male 60s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,244,585 cases, including 21,301 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 77,727 specimens for a total of 20,313,050.  As of last night, 1,413 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 294 patients were in the ICU and 123 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

While 70% of Illinois residents 65 years and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, not all of the metrics needed to advance to the Bridge Phase and on to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan have been met.  The number of people being admitted to the hospital in Illinois due to COVID-19 continues to increase.  As long as new hospital admissions continue to increase, the state will not advance.  The number of cases of COVID-19 has seen an increasing trend as well.  Health officials continue to urge all residents to continue to mask up, socially distance, and avoid crowds to reduce transmission and bring the metrics back in line to transition to the Bridge Phase.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 24-30, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 24-30, 2021 is 3.9%.

A total of doses of 6,858,805 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 448,830 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 7,307,635.  A total of 5,801,871 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 367,782 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 109,358 doses.  Yesterday, 137,445 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

In Sangamon County, 30 more cases were announced Wednesday.  The overall total stands at 16,973 with 12 people hospitalized.  There have been 228 deaths. 

Macon County announced one additional death, a male in his 60s.  The county also reported 22 new cases Wednesday.

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a Vaccine Community Connectors pilot initiative that leverages health plans to reduce COVID-19 vaccination disparities with a focus on seniors 65 years and older in the most vulnerable communities. The Vaccine Community Connectors program is sponsored by America’s Health Insurance Program (AHIP) and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and is a collaboration between health plans and the State of Illinois to help provide vaccine outreach, scheduling, and transportation for the state’s most vulnerable residents.

“Prioritizing equity has been a critical component in every phase of the state's vaccine administration plan. In particular, we have intentionally set aside allocations of vaccine for providers in communities with a high social vulnerability index and have engaged with community partners to provide vaccinations in a way that is accessible by local communities,” said Governor JB Pritzker.  “Through this public-private partnership, the first of its kind in the nation, we will be able to better coordinate resources and provider more efficient vaccine access for our seniors.”

“This pandemic has pulled together many health care and public health partners to help prevent severe illness and death due to COVID-19 and I am excited about the public-private partnerships that have been built – now including the Vaccine Community Connectors program,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “As the vaccine has rolled out, we have prioritized our older residents and focused on equity.  Our continued collaboration with our private partners can help us move forward in this endeavor and help save lives.”

“Throughout the pandemic, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services has worked with our managed care health plans to ensure Medicaid customers across all communities in Illinois could access testing, treatment and ultimately, vaccines, as well as new and innovative ways to improve access to health care and critical related services,” said Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director Theresa Eagleson. “The Vaccine Community Connectors initiative will advance those efforts and extend an opportunity to some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens to receive protection from COVID-19.”

Participating health plans, supported by AHIP, BCBSA, Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP), and Illinois Life and Health Insurance Council (ILHIC) will partner in the following ways:

  • Identify seniors who live in vulnerable communities who are members of participating plans who have not yet been vaccinated
  • Work with the state and community partners to educate seniors on the safety, efficacy, and value of the vaccine
  • Leverage health plan care coordinators to contact those individuals to facilitate appointment scheduling and answer questions
  • Coordinate services to overcome barriers that may stand between those individuals and getting vaccinated, including transportation
  • Work with state leaders to deliver vaccines to underserved communities
  • Track and report on progress on a deidentified aggregate basis

The State of Illinois, supported by vaccine providers, will partner in the following ways:

  • Reserve weekly appointment slots at mass vaccination sites for the plans to schedule vulnerable seniors
  • Provide health plans with links into the state's mass vaccination site scheduling systems to schedule members
  • Provide weekly access to data / analytics to support plan outreach and identify target ZIP codes where seniors have not been vaccinated
  • As available, respond to requests for state mobile teams

March 30

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,404 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths.

- Champaign County: 1 female 70s
- Cook County: 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 40s
- McHenry County: 1 male 30s
- Saline County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 60s
- Wayne County: 1 male 70s
- Whiteside County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,241,993 cases, including 21,273 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 51,579 specimens for a total of 20,235,323.  As of last night, 1,396 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 308 patients were in the ICU and 121 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The number of people being admitted to the hospital in Illinois due to COVID-19 continues to increase.  As long as new hospital admissions continue to increase, the state will not advance to the Bridge Phase and on to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan.  The number of cases of COVID-19 has seen an increasing trend as well.  Health officials continue to urge all residents to continue to mask up, socially distance, and avoid crowds to reduce transmission and bring the metrics back in line to transition to the Bridge Phase.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 23-29, 2021 is 3.4%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 23-29, 2021 is 3.9%.

A total of doses of 6,638,865 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 7,053,765.  A total of 5,664,426 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 367,706 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 105,040 doses.  Yesterday, 86,812 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

On Tuesday, Sangamon County announced another COVID-19 death: a woman in her 70s who had tested positive March 26.  A total of 228 people have died in the county from the corornavirus disease.  Eleven people are now hospitalized.  Also on Tuesday, 29 more cases cases were reported.

March 29 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,761 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 5 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 male 80s
- DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Peoria County: 1 male 80s
- Whiteside County: 1 female 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,239,589 cases, including 21,256 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 49,449 specimens for a total of 20,183,744.  As of last night, 1,352 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 280 patients were in the ICU and 128 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

Because these hospitalization metrics continue to trend upward, the state has not yet met the conditions to move to the Bridge Phase. However, the state is close to meeting the vaccination threshold: 69 percent of seniors 65 and older have now been vaccinated. Health officials continue to urge all residents to mask up, socially distance and wash hands frequently to reduce transmission and bring the metrics back in line to transition to the Bridge Phase.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 22-28, 2021 is 3.3%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 22-28, 2021 is 3.8%.

A total of doses of 6,277,895 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 6,692,795.  A total of 5,577,614 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 367,430 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 103,769 doses.  Yesterday, 49,192 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Sangamon County announced 104 new cases since Friday.  That brings the county total to 16,194 since the pandemic began.  As of Monday, 11 people are hospitalized.  There have been 227 deaths.  Menard County reported 4 news cases since Friday.  Suring that same period, Morgan County had 12 cases.

Also, Governor JB Pritzker today announced the launch of four new state-supported mass vaccination sites. Three brand-new sites will open in Kane County, Lake County and Will County, and an existing an Grundy County site will expand to serve any Illinois residents as a mass vaccination location. Starting this week, these sites offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible Illinoisans regardless of zip code.

“As we continue to get more and more vaccine from the federal government, I’m proud to launch four additional state-supported large mass vaccination sites open to all eligible Illinoisans to ensure residents can receive their vaccines as efficiently and equitably as possible,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Over 3.6 million Illinoisans have already received their first dose of vaccine. We’re projected to get nearly 1 million doses this week, and IDPH and our 97 local health departments working hard to administer these shots. However, this battle is far from over, and with new cases and hospitalizations on the rise, I encourage every resident to buckle down, wear your mask, and do your part so we can all power through to the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Governor JB Pritzker also announced today he is activating additional members of the Illinois National Guard to support McHenry County Health Department expand its local operations to help those who live or work in the county.

“The addition of the Illinois National Guard has allowed the McHenry County Department of Health to expand its mass vaccination site in the City of McHenry to six days per week speeding up the pace at which county residents and workers are getting vaccinated,” said Melissa Adamson, Public Health Administrator at the McHenry County Department of Health.

The state is taking quick and decisive action to reverse early signs of a possible resurgence of COVID-19 cases.  To bend the trend in a region seeing increased vulnerability, several vaccination teams are being deployed for rapid operations.

Mobile rapid response vaccination teams are set to deploy to five counties in Region 1 where IDPH epidemiologists have determined there is a need to administer doses quickly to blunt increasing trends. These doses are on top of the allocation to the local health departments. These mobile teams will be providing single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to county residents in Carroll, Ogle, Boone, Lee and Whiteside. Appointments will be coordinated by the local health department.

To date, there are more than 1,460 Illinois National Guard troops assigned to COVID-19 operations.  Divided into 91 different teams, these troops are operating at 40 locations throughout the state and have already administered more than 650,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

On top of the state-supported mass vaccination sites, the Illinois National Guard is also running four additional vaccination missions across the state, furthering the state’s ability to target specific regions and populations, with more assignments in the coming weeks:

  1. Equity-focused mobile vaccination teams are partnering with local health departments to reach underserved communities in Cook, DeKalb, McHenry, St. Clair, Jackson, Sangamon, Madison, Winnebago, Rock Island, McLean, Grundy, Vermilion and the Southern Seven Health Department Counties.
  2. Illinois National Guard troops are working directly with local health departments to improve local vaccination rates and meet the public demand for safe and effective vaccines in Lake, Vermilion, McLean, Rock Island, DeKalb and McHenry counties.
  3. The state also established one-stop, single-shot Johnson & Johnson rural vaccination clinics, a collaboration between the Illinois National Guard and our local health departments.  This rural vaccination program serves to reduce the travel barriers associated with equitable healthcare and will result in people getting vaccinated quicker, without the logistics and time commitment associated with coordinating a second trip.  
  4. Rapid Response Vaccination teams work with local health departments to increase vaccination rates in a county that is seeing increasing rates of COVID-19 cases.

Any Illinois resident in phase 1A, 1B and 1B+, as well as government workers, higher education staff, media, food and restaurant workers, construction trade workers and religious leaders can receive a free COVID-19 vaccine regardless of their zip code, immigration status, or health insurance at state-supported mass vaccination sites, pharmacies and health department clinics.  Last week, IDPH authorized all any health departments to begin vaccinating all residents 16 and older as soon as they are ready. By April 12, all Illinois health departments and clinics receiving allocations from the State of Illinois will expand eligibility to all residents 16 years and older.

There are now more than 900 vaccination locations in Illinois open to the public, and these locations can be viewed online at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/. For those having difficulty navigating online services to make vaccination appointments, the Vaccine Appointment Call Center may be able to assist. This hotline is available seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight. Call agents’ primary role is to help individuals navigate the various online registration sites. However, if the individual does not have access to online services or is unable to navigate the site, the call agent will make an appointment on the caller’s behalf. The Vaccine Appointment Call Center phone number is 1-833-621-1284.

State-supported vaccination sites listed below are open to all Illinois residents unless otherwise noted. All sites require appointments through the local health department. Residents must meet the state’s current eligibility requirements to book an appointment.

Date

Location

Address

Appointment

Daily Dose capability (when vaccines are available)

 

Now Open

Adams County:
Oakley Lindsey Center

300 Civic Center Plaza, Quincy IL

https://www.adamscountytogether.com/

2,100

 

Now Open

Cook County: Tinley Park Convention Center

18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

2,160

 

 

Now Open

Cook County: Triton College

2000 5th Ave., River Grove, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

540

 

Now Open

Cook County: South Suburban College

15800 State St., South Holland IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

540

   

Now Open

Cook County:
Former K-Mart

1155 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

1,890

 

Now Open

Cook County:
Former HOBO

7600 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park IL

 

 

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

2,160

Now Open

DuPage County Fairgrounds, Building 1

2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL

https://www.dupagehealth.org/667/COVID-19-Vaccine

1,000

 

Now Open

Grundy County:
Shabbona Middle School

725 School St, Morris, IL

https://www.grundyco.org/health/

540

 

Now Open

Jackson County: Banterra Center

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL

 

http://www.jchdonline.org/

 

540

 

Now Open

Jackson County: Carbondale Civic Center

200 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale IL

 

http://www.jchdonline.org/

540

 

April 2

Kane County:

Former Carson Pirie Scott

970 North Lake St., Aurora IL.

https://www.kanevax.org/

270

Now Open

Kane County:
Former Sam’s Club

501 N. Randall Rd., Batavia, IL

https://www.kanevax.org/

750

April 1

Lake County:
Community Based Testing Center

102 W. Water Street
Waukegan IL

https://allvax.lakecohealth.org/s/?language=en_US

 

400

Now Open

Madison County:
Gateway Convention Center

1 Gateway Drive., Collinsville IL

https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/health/index.php

1350

   

Now Open

Sangamon County:
Orr Building

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield IL

http://www.SCDPH.org

1620

 

(217) 210-8801

 

Now Open

St. Clair County: Belle-Clair Fairgrounds

200 S. Belt E #2650, Belleville IL

https://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/health-department

1080

 

April 2

Will County:
Former Toys R Us

3128 Voyager Lane
Joliet IL

 

https://bit.ly/3m1qqkw

 

800

Now Open

Winnebago County:

Former

K-Mart

1321 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford IL

 

https://www.wchd.org/

 

1350

 

 

Now Open

City of Chicago:

United Center

1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago IL

https://www.zocdoc.com/vaccine/screener?state=IL

Chicago/ Cook County Only

  

Now Open

DeKalb County:
NIU Convocation Center

1525 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL

https://health.dekalbcounty.org/about/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/

County residents only

 

Now Open

Lake County Fairgrounds

1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake, IL

https://allvax.lakecohealth.org/s/?language=en_US

Individuals who live and work in County

 

Mar 30

McHenry County:
Former K-Mart

1900 N. Richmond Ave., Woodstock IL

https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-a-i/health-department/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/vaccine-locations

 

County residents only

 

Now Open

McLean County:
Grossinger Motors Arena

101 S. Madison Street, Bloomington IL

 

https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/790/COVID-19-Vaccine

 

County residents only

 

Now Open

Rock Island County:
Camden Centre

2701 1st Street East, Milan IL

 

https://richd.org/

County residents Only

   

 

 

Now Open

Vermilion County:
Danville Community College

2000 E. Main Street, Danville IL

 

https://vchd.org/

County residents only

  

 

Now Open

 

Vermilion County:

Vermilion Regional Airport

22633 N. Bowman Avenue, Danville IL

 

https://vchd.org/

County residents only

 

Rapid Response Vaccination Teams

Date

County

Make an appointment

Daily doses

March 31

Carroll County

http://www.ccphd.org/

800

April 1

Ogle County

https://www.oglecounty.org/departments/health_department/new_page.php

1,200

April 2

Boone County

https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/b1ad1b51-64d4-4d91-b283-3529b668f435/

600

April 3

Lee County

http://www.lchd.com/covid19-vaccinations/

600

April 5

Whiteside County

https://www.whitesidehealth.org/covid-19-information.html

600

Rural Vaccination Program

 


Date

Location

Address

Appointment

Doses Available

Mar 29-30

Stephenson County

 

Highland Community College

2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport IL

www.co.stephenson.il.us/health/

815-599-8412

1,100
County residents only

April 2-3

Henderson County

 

Health Department

208 W. Elm, Gladstone IL

309-627-2812

600
County residents only

April 5-7

Kankakee County

 

Kankakee Community College

100 College Drive
Kankakee IL

https://www.kankakeehealth.org/covid-19-response-and-recovery/for-individuals/

 

2,100
County residents only

March 26

To address a concerning possible trend in increasing COVID hospitalizations and case rates, the State of Illinois is launching Rapid Response Vaccination Teams to five counties and expanding vaccine eligibility where demand appears to have waned.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has seen vaccine demand slow in several counties throughout the state, with early signs of unfilled appointments and increased vaccine inventory. IDPH is authorizing those communities to begin vaccinating all residents 16 and older at their immediate discretion, in order to use the vaccine doses they currently have available.

“Recent increases in hospital admissions and test positivity are concerning new developments and we don’t want to go down the same path we’ve seen before and experience a resurgence in the pandemic, which is why Governor Pritzker directed us to use all our resources to halt these upticks,” IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. “We cannot move forward if our metrics are going backward. The vaccine will help get us to the end of the pandemic, but we need to continue to reduce spread of the virus by wearing a mask, avoiding large crowds, keeping six feet of distance, getting tested after seeing others, and getting vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Expanded Eligibility

The federal government is projecting that Illinois will receive nearly 1 million doses next week for distribution, an all-time high. Steady vaccination operations are the best tool to keep Illinois residents safe. Reductions in demand result in inventory that could be unused, and all inventory should be used as quickly as possible to protect residents.

Residents should contact their local health department to learn whether they have expanded eligibility.

“The number one goal for the state is to get as many people vaccinated, as quickly and safely as possible in order to stay ahead of variants,” Dr. Ezike said.  “This shift is similar to what we saw when expanding vaccine eligibility from Phase 1B to Phase 1B+ where some parts of the state were ready to move forward, while others were not.  Each county is different and local health departments know better how to vaccinate people in their communities as soon as and as equitably as possible.”

While all communities will continue to receive their baseline allocation of doses, new doses above that baseline will be allocated to high-demand areas where at-risk eligible residents face long waits for appointments. 

Rapid Response Vaccination Teams

To bend the trend in a region seeing increased vulnerability and protect vulnerable residents, several teams are being deployed for rapid operations.

Mobile rapid response vaccination teams will deploy over the next two weeks in five counties in Region 1 where IDPH epidemiologists have determined there is a need to administer doses quickly to blunt increasing trends. These doses are on top of the allocation to the local health departments. These mobile teams will be providing single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to county residents. Appointments will be coordinated by the local health department.

Residents of Region 1 are also encouraged to visit the existing mass vaccination site set up in Winnebago County.

Date

County

Make an appointment

Daily doses

March 31

Carroll County

http://www.ccphd.org/

800

April 1

Ogle County

https://www.oglecounty.org/departments/health_department/new_page.php

1,200

April 2

Boone County

https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/eaa35aa4-f83d-48ee-8660-520d401803aa/

1,000

April 3

Lee County

http://www.lchd.com/covid19-vaccinations/

600

April 5

Whiteside County

https://www.whitesidehealth.org/covid-19-information.html

600

Bridge Phase Update

Since March 8, Illinois has seen 10 days of increases in the seven-day rolling average for hospital admissions. The COVID-19 test positivity on March 10 was 2.5%. Today’s reported test positivity is 3.3%. While these rates are certainly significantly lower than the peak, they represent a potential early warning sign about a possible resurgence.

Chicago has seen its daily case rate increase by nearly 50% since last week, along with six days of increases in test positivity. Suburban Cook County has seen its daily case rate increase more than 40%, along with nine days of increasing hospital bed usage. Region 1, the Northern portion of the state including Rockford and surrounding communities, has seen eight days of increasing hospital bed usage and six days of increasing test positivity.

To advance into the Bridge Phase that is the final step before the full reopening, the entire state must achieve several metrics:

• 70% of residents 65 years and older must have received a first dose;
• Hospitals must maintain 20% or greater ICU bed availability;
• Hospitalizations for COVID-19, admissions for COVID-like illness and deaths must hold steady or decline over a 28-day monitoring period.

As outlined in the March 18 update to the Restore Illinois plan, IDPH will evaluate statewide performance against the metrics by looking back at the data from the preceding 28 days.

While Illinois is on pace to reach 70% first doses for residents 65 years and older in the coming days, IDPH is monitoring an increase in new hospital admissions for COVID, which will need to be appropriately addressed and resolved before moving into the Bridge Phase. IDPH epidemiologists will continue to focus on the most recent 10 days to monitor any acute trends that prevent the state from reaching the Bridge Phase. 

Statewide reopening metrics can be found at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/statewidemetrics

Information regarding vaccination locations as well as details on how to book an appointment to receive the vaccine can be found at the state’s COVID website, coronavirus.illinois.gov. Residents who don’t have access to or need assistance navigating online services can call the toll-free IDPH hotline at 833-621-1284 to book an appointment. The hotline is open 7 days a week from 6am to midnight with agents available in English and Spanish.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,002 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 teen, 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- Johnson County: 1 male 60s
- Kane County: 1 male 70s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s
- LaSalle County: 1 male 70s
- Lee County: 1 male 60s
- Macoupin County: 1 female 60s
- Madison County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Marshall County: 1 female 30s
- McLean County: 1 male 90s
- Peoria County: 1 male 60s
- Sangamon County: 1 male 80s
- St. Clair County: 2 males 60s, 2 females 80s
- Will County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,232,900 cases, including 21,203 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 76,774 specimens for a total of 19,972,391.  As of last night, 1,302 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 264 patients were in the ICU and 120 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 19-25, 2021 is 2.9%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 19-25, 2021 is 3.3%.

A total of doses of 6,146,815 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 6,561,715.  A total of 5,281,618 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 364,302 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 99,449 doses.  Yesterday, 126,710 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

On Friday, Sangamon County announced 49 news COVID-19 cases.  There are 11 people currently hospitalized.

March 25

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,190 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 2 females 60s, 2 females 80s, 3 females 90s, 2 males 90s, 1 female 100+
- Douglas County: 1 male 80s
- DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
- Henry County: 1 male 60s
- Kane County: 1 female 70s
- Knox County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s
- Macon County: 1 male 60s
- Madison County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Marion County: 1 male 80s
- Massac County: 1 male 70s
- McHenry County: 1 female 60s
- Menard County: 1 female 70s
- Randolph County: 1 female 70s
- Saline County: 1 male 70s
- Sangamon County: 1 female 90s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 70s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 70s
- Whiteside County: 1 male 60s
- Will County: 1 male 80s
- Williamson County: 1 female 80s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,229,898 cases, including 21,171 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 90,101 specimens for a total of 19,895,617.  As of last night, 1,251 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 267 patients were in the ICU and 119 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 18-24, 2021 is 2.7%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 18-24, 2021 is 3.2%.

A total of doses of 6,091,965 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 6,506,865.  A total of 5,154,908 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 364,144 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 101,175 doses.  Yesterday, 118,544 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

In Sangamon County, 55 new cases were announced. 12 people in the county are hospitalized.

The Macon County Health Department released the following information Thursday:

Number of Newly-Confirmed Cases Since Last Release:• 17
Number of Confirmed COVID-Related Deaths Since Last Release:• 1 (This person was a male in his 60s.)
Total Number of Confirmed Cases in Macon County Since Start of Pandemic:• 9,793 COVID-19 Testing Locations:
• Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing in the Decatur Civic Center Parking Lot.o Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• Crossing Healthcare: Drive-through testing located at 990 N. Water St.o Monday- Friday, 8 a.m.- noon (appointments are strongly encouraged, but not required)o
For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit crossinghealthcare.org/COVID19• SIU: Patients should call (217) 872-3800.• HSHS Medical Group: Drive-through testing by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4965 Lost Bridge Rd., Decatur, IL - Non-HSHS Patients can visit: HSHSMGCovidTesting.org to set up an account- HSHS Patients can visit: HSHSMGCovidTesting.org or their MyChart account• CVS: Visit www.cvs.com• Vero Clinics: www.veroclinics.com

March 24

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,793 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional deaths.

- Champaign County: 1 female 60s
- Cook County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
- Franklin County: 1 male 70s
- Fulton County: 1 female 70s
- Henry County: 1 female 60s
- Kane County: 2 females 70s
- Macon County: 1 male 50s
- McHenry County: 1 male 70s
- McLean County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
- Rock Island County: 1 female 80s
- Shelby County: 1 male 60s
- St. Clair County: 1 female 70s
- Stephenson County: 1 female 90s
- Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
- Woodford County: 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,227,708 cases, including 21,136 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 79,381 specimens for a total of 19,805,516.  As of last night, 1,261 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 269 patients were in the ICU and 130 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 17-23, 2021 is 2.8%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 17-23, 2021 is 3.1%.

A total of doses of 5,853,915 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 6,268,815.  A total of 5,036,364 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 363,711 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 97,680 doses.  Yesterday, 107,219 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Vaccine data has been adjusted to address the previously reported data discrepancy, and now includes doses administered on previous days that were initially excluded from the system.  They were not uploaded because the records included only partial information about recipients.  In order to more accurately reflect the total number of doses actually administered, changes to software coding were made to allow the system to accept reports with only partial information. This accounts for roughly 100,000 doses.  IDPH has reached out to our pharmacy partners to remind them of the importance of entering information in all fields when vaccine is administered.

IDPH has also updated its long-term care facility interim guidance to reflect guidance from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The updated guidance allows more interaction with visitors at long-term care facilities and can be found on the IDPH website.

24 new positive cases were reported in Sangamon County Wednesday.

March 23

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,832 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 13 additional deaths.

- Champaign County: 1 male 80s
- Cook County: 2 females 60s, 3 males 60s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- St. Clair County: 1 male 50s
- Tazewell County: 1 female 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,224,915 cases, including 21,116 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 49,739 specimens for a total of 19,726,135.  As of last night, 1,270 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 272 patients were in the ICU and 117 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 16-22, 2021 is 2.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 16-22, 2021 is 2.9%.

“Even as we’re getting more and more vaccine doses, we cannot let our guard down, especially with these virulent new strains circulating,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “We’ve come so far and are so close to a more normal time, but we’re already seeing some concerning plateaus and even increases in hospitalizations and cases. We’re not out of the woods yet so continue to wear your masks, avoid large crowds, and keep six feet of distance.”

A total of doses of 5,796,305 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 6,211,205.  A total of 4,818,097 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 363,235 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 91,000 doses.  Yesterday, 70,252 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

IDPH is working with the federal government on discrepancies in some of the vaccine administration data.  The result of the discrepancy could be that the number of doses actually administered at this time may be underreported.  IDPH will update the data as soon as the discrepancy is resolved. 
 

In Sangamon County,  43 new positive cases were announced Tuesday.  Eight people are hospitalized. 

March 22

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,220 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 50, 1 male 60, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 3 males 90s
- DeKalb County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 60s
- Lake County: 1 male 60s
- Marshall County: 1 male 80s
- Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
- Will County: 1 male 80s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,223,083 cases, including 21,103 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 47,374 specimens for a total of 19,676,396.  As of last night, 1,182 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 233 patients were in the ICU and 98 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 15-21, 2021 is 2.6%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 15-21, 2021 is 2.9%.

A total of doses of 5,341,895 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 5,756,795.  A total of 4,747,845 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 361,971 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 92,148 doses.  Yesterday, 41,343 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Sangamon County reported 78 new cases since Friday. Nine people in the county are hospitalized.
 

March 19

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic March 24. Pre-registration is required.

This vaccination clinic is part of a COVID-19 vaccine direct allocation pilot program offered by the State of Illinois for critical access hospitals. The purpose of the program is to increase vaccinations in rural areas where access to the COVID-19 vaccine is limited. The single dose Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine will be administered at this clinic and participants must be at least 18 years old.

Vaccinations will be offered to those in three vaccination priority groups: Phase 1A; Phase 1B, Part I; and Phase 1B, Part II.

  • Phase 1A includes frontline healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Phase 1B, Part I: Frontline essential workers age 65 and over. Frontline essential workers include, but are not limited to, the following occupations: first responders, education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections workers, USPS workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and shelter and day care staff.
  • Phase 1B Part II: Persons aged 18 to 64 years with high-risk medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19. Conditions include obesity, diabetes, pulmonary diseases, smoking, heart conditions, chronic kidney disease, cancer, solid organ transplant, sickle cell disease, pregnancy and persons with disability.

An appointment is required to participate in the vaccination clinic. Registration opens today, March 19, at 3 p.m. To make an appointment, visit ALMH.org, and click on the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic banner.

For those without internet access, please call 217-605-6500. The call will go to voicemail and someone will call back when an appointment is available to schedule.

Reminders for participating in the vaccination clinic:

  • Bring driver’s license or another form of identification.
  • Wear appropriate clothing that gives easy access to the upper arm.
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled appointment time, and enter through the designated “COVID-19 Vaccination Entrance” doors at the front of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
  • You must remain at the clinic for 15 to 30 minutes after the vaccination for monitoring.
  • Support persons may be asked to wait in their vehicle. If needed, assistance will be provided by vaccination clinic employees.
  • Participants will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card.
  • Anyone arriving more than 30 minutes after their scheduled appointment might not be able to receive vaccine on this date.

Future vaccination clinics will be announced by the local media and shared on the social media channels of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and the Logan County Department of Public Health.

Residents of Morgan County will now have two ways to register for 1st dose COIVD vaccine appointments.

VIA Phone: Number: 217-479-1817 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm  Online Registration: Morgan County Health Department Website: Follow the link  https://www.morganhd.com/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine or go to the Morgan County, Illinois Health Department website and follow the links under Vaccine Information.

Residents are reminded that if they have missed the second dose of vaccine they must make an appointment to get the 2nd dose. Not every clinic has the correct vaccine and amounts of vaccine. It is critical to get the 2nd dose to become fully vaccinated. To reschedule 2nd dose: Phone: 217-479-1817 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Email: covidvaccine@jacksonvilleil.gov

Sangamon County reported 33 new cases of coronavirus disease on Friday.  That brings the overall total in the county to 16,561 since the pandemic began.  Five people are hospitalized.

Friday Statewide Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,380 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 12 additional deaths.

  1. Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  2. Dewitt County: 1 male 70s
  3. DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  4. Kankakee County: 1 female 70s
  5. Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  6. LaSalle County: 1 female 70s
  7. Morgan County: 1 male 40s
  8. Rock Island County: 1 male 90s
  9. Whiteside County: 1 male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,218,470 cases, including 21,034 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 92,161 specimens for a total of 19,481,259.  As of last night, 1,132 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 242 patients were in the ICU and 105 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 12-18, 2021 is 2.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 12-18, 2021 is 2.8%.

A total of doses of 5,251,055 vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago.  In addition, approximately 414,900 doses total have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities.  This brings the total Illinois doses to 5,665,955.  A total of 4,510,696 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight, including 359,850 for long-term care facilities.  The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 102,775 doses.  Yesterday, 135,525 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

More Essential Workers Will Be Eligible

As the state continues to utilize every available dose of vaccine, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced new essential workers that will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming days, ahead of the universal eligibility on April 12. This comes as the state reaches 100,000 COVID-19 vaccinations each day with weekly shipments of vaccine projected to surpass one million doses in April.

Beginning Monday, March 22, higher education staff, government workers, and media will be eligible for vaccination at the more than 900 location in the state’s provider network. Beginning Monday, March 29, food and beverage workers, construction trade workers, and religious leaders will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“From the very beginning of our COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Illinois has ensured our most vulnerable residents receive first access to these life-saving doses, from our healthcare workers and long-term care residents and staff, to our 65 and over population and those living with pre-existing conditions, to frontline essential workers who are more exposed to COVID-19 at their workplaces,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Before Illinois expands eligibility to all residents 16 years and older on April 12, I’m proud to announce expanded eligibility for additional groups of more vulnerable populations. With weekly shipments to Illinois surpassing one million doses in April, we are on track to save lives and bring this pandemic to an end.”

“As more vaccine becomes available in the coming weeks and months, we will continue to make sure we are reaching people who are at greater risk of exposure to the virus or from suffering severe illness due to COVID-19,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “While we will continue to prioritize individuals who are 65 years and older, as well as health care workers and individuals with underlying medical conditions, we want to maintain our momentum going forward and continue to increase our march towards herd immunity.”

Date

Eligible Groups

December 15, 2020

Healthcare workers and long-term care facility staff and residents

January 25, 2021

Frontline essential workers (including first responders, K-12 teachers and other public-facing industries) and residents age 65 and up

February 25, 2021

Residents with high-risk conditions or disabilities, age 16 and up

March 22, 2021

Higher education staff, government workers, and media

March 29, 2021

Restaurant staff, construction trade workers, and religious leaders

April 12, 2021

Any resident age 16 and up

Since its first day in office, the Biden Administration has nearly doubled weekly vaccine distribution to states from 8.6 million to over 16 million this week. The first delivery to Illinois in December was about 109,000 doses, a figure that has grown to more than 800,000 the week of March 15 and is projected to surpass one million doses per week in April.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, go to https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-plan-overview.  To find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you, visit the coronavirus.illinois.gov website for vaccination locations.  Individuals who do not have access to online services or need assistance navigating online services to make an appointment can call the Vaccine Appointment Call Center at 833-621-1284.

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