Pritzker Administration Announces New Mass Vaccination Booster Clinics in Collars and Metro East

CHICAGO – Building on the State’s robust effort to bring vaccine and booster clinics to communities across Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) will establish four new one-day mass vaccination mobile booster clinics to help meet the growing demand for boosters. Last weekend alone, over 1,800 vaccines were distributed.

These clinics add to 6,721 Community Partner Vaccination events hosted to date with another 650 planned through January 31.

“With cold and flu season upon us and the Omicron variant leading to an increase in cases, it’s more important than ever for residents to get boosted,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “All residents are welcome to visit the state’s four mass vaccination sites Sunday. It’s completely free, no matter your zip code, immigration status, or insurance status. Our IDPH-IEMA teams will be on hand to help you get protected from COVID-19.”

At these mass vaccination booster clinics, all three vaccines will be available for individuals in need of a booster.  As with all state mass vaccination clinics, vaccines are available to any Illinois resident, and no appointment, no identification or health insurance will be required. 

Date

Location

Hours

Address

Vaccines Offered

Jan 16

Will County

 

Joliet Junior College

10:00am – 3:00pm

1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL

Adult Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson

Jan 16

DuPage County

 

Village of Westmont Park District-Community Center

10:00am – 4:00pm

75 E. Richmond St, Westmont, IL

Adult Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson

Jan 16

Kane County

 

Spring Hill Mall

(near Kohls)

10:00am – 4:00pm

1072 Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee, IL

Adult Pfizer
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation to shorten the interval from 6 months to 5 months for when people who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can get a booster dose.  The booster interval remains the same for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine for their primary series.  While adults have the ability to mix-and-match their booster vaccine, 12- through 17-year-olds are only eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech booster.  

Pfizer-BioNTech 

12 years and older 

Five months after second Pfizer-BioNTech dose  

Moderna 

18 years and older 

Six months after second Moderna dose  

Johnson & Johnson 

18 years and older 

2 months after initial vaccination 

In late December, Governor Pritzker directed the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to enhance its partnerships with local health department mass vaccination operations throughout the state to help meet the growing demand for the COVID-19 vaccine booster. The State of Illinois is more than doubling personnel and adding at least 100 people to regional vaccination sites.  

As part of this ongoing initiative, the State of Illinois is partnering with 12 local health department of offer mass vaccination booster clinics throughout the state of Illinois.  Appointments can be made at each clinic at the links below. Many locations will also accept walk ups.  

In this post-holiday period where many have gathered indoors with family and friends, state and local health officials urge residents to be mindful of the risks of transmitting this virus to others as people return to work and school.  When choosing a COVID-19 testing site, state health officials urge residents to look at locations posted on the IDPH website, which includes pharmacies and many local health departments.  The State of Illinois has increased the days of operation for all Community-Based Testing Sites located throughout the state.   Testing locations can be found at https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/testing.html, including information on the days and hours for free Community-Based Testing Sites.

State health officials urge residents to continue to practice preventive public health measures: getting vaccinated and boosted, wearing masks, avoiding large crowds and physical distancing where possible.   If you are unable to attend one of these mass vaccination booster clinics, you can visit vaccines.gov to find a clinic near you.

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