UnityPoint Health - Memorial Hospital Hancock County, IL COVID-19 Info

PHASE 1B PART 2 ANNOUNCED TO BEGIN FEBRUARY 25

PHASE 1B PART 2 ANNOUNCED TO BEGIN FEBRUARY 25

 

Governor Pritzker announced this past Wednesday that starting on February 25, Illinois is expanding the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination eligibility list to people who are 16 to 64 years old, have comorbidities and underlying conditions as defined by the CDC. Conditions include; Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Diabetes, Heart Condition, Immunocompromised State from a Solid Organ Transplant, Obesity,  Pregnancy, Pulmonary Disease, and Sickle Cell Disease. Illinois will also begin vaccinating individuals with disabilities.  The list is subject to change as guidance evolves. For additional information go to https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq .

The Hancock County Health Department continues to work through their call back list that began in mid-January to schedule vaccination appointments for people in  Phase 1B.  Now that people with underlying health conditions have been added to the phase 1B category, the health department encourages those people to call 217-357-2171 option 0 (during business hours Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM) or option * (after hours). In addition, a message can be left at 217-357-7449 or an email sent to covid19vaccine@hchd1.org .

Hancock County continues to receive limited weekly vaccine allocations and are fortunate that Hancock County residents have options of places to go to when it is their turn to get vaccinated. For instance, Adams County Health Department is collaborating with Hancock County and other surrounding rural counties to get people vaccinated.   To register online go to adamscountytogether.com/vaccinate or by call 217-600-4VAX.   In addition, some HyVee pharmacies are providing vaccinations. To register go to www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine-consent.  

Rest assured, the Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital are working diligently to get people in Hancock County vaccinated with the resources they have.  Their strong collaborative efforts will continue to help the residents of Hancock County get through this challenging time.

 

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