New appointments for the Sangamon County Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination clinic will become available today (March 9, 2020) at 9:00am for individuals in phases 1a, 1b, or 1b+. There are two options to register:
For additional appointment and eligibility information, please visit www.scdph.org. More appointment blocks are announced as the availability of vaccines increases. You can sign up with the Sangamon Alert Management System to receive notices from the SCDPH at https://co.sangamon.il.us/departments/m-r/office-of-emergency-management/sangamon-alert-messaging-system-sam.
The Sangamon County Department of Public Health has just announced additional appointments at the State Fairground Mass Vaccination site. They are available to those that meet the guidelines for 1a, 1b, and 1b part II as defined at https://scdph.org/covid-19-vaccination-information/. Vaccine appointments can be made from the main SCDPH site at https://scdph.org/ or by phone at 217-210-8801. More appointment blocks are announced as the availability of vaccines increases. You can sign up with the Sangamon Alert Management System to receive notices from the SCDPH at https://co.sangamon.il.us/departments/m-r/office-of-emergency-management/sangamon-alert-messaging-system-sam .
The following is from the Illinois Department of Public Health:
Work from Home if Possible
For the next three weeks, work with your employer to plan to work from home unless it is necessary for you to be in the workplace. We ask employers to make accommodation for this. Our goal is to reduce transmission as we head into the holidays so businesses and schools can remain open.
Participate in Essential Activities Only
For the next three weeks, stay home as much as possible, leaving only for necessary and essential activities, such as work that must be performed outside the home, COVID-19 testing, visiting the pharmacy, and buying groceries.
Limit Travel and Gatherings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts tell us that gatherings and travel in and out of communities present a high risk of spreading the infection. In our current situation, with a rising prevalence of the virus, attending even small gatherings that mix households, or traveling to areas that are experiencing high rates of positivity, is not advised and is potentially dangerous. Please, travel only if necessary.
*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.