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COVID-19 Vaccine Plan for McDonough & Schuyler Counties

Jan 27, 2021

The McDonough and Schuyler County Health Departments said they will begin administering the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, February 1, 2021.

The departments have created a website where you can schedule an appointment. They are not allowing walk-ins.

The website also provides information about the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and it includes Q & A fact sheets about the coronavirus vaccine.

The departments said residents age 65 and older will receive top priority.

Others eligible for the vaccine are essential workers:

  • First responders
  • K-12 educators
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • Manufacturing employees
  • Corrections workers and prisoners
  • Postal employees
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers
  • Staff at shelters and day care

The departments said the vaccines they are providing will be free.

The departments also said they will launch a call center on Monday (Feb. 1), and more information will be released Monday.

HyVee Partnership

HyVee will be another source of COVID-19 vaccines. The Illinois Department of Public Health is partnering with the grocery store chain to provide the vaccine at select stores.

More information can be found on the HyVee website.

The health departments said vaccines administered by pharmacies and medical providers might charge an administration fee to your insurance company.

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