COVID-19 News Update
March 26, 2021
Will County is making significant progress towards vaccinating our residents and workers. In the last week, we have administered more than 40,000 vaccines. Equally important, within the next few days we are projected to have fully vaccinated 100,000 people.
Together the Will County Executive’s Office, the Will County Health Department and Emergency Management Agency opened a vaccine clinic in Wilmington on March 23rd and will be opening a new clinic in Monee on March 30th.
In addition, we are working with the National Guard to create mobile clinics and will be announcing those plans soon.
WILL COUNTY IS IN PHASE 1b+
Will County is now in Phase 1b+, expanding vaccine eligibility to people in our county. The expansion includes residents 16 and older with disabilities or underlying conditions who aren’t otherwise covered in previous eligibility categories, in accordance with CDC guidelines. The expanded list of eligible conditions include cancer, chronic kidney disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), diabetes, heart conditions, immunosuppressed states from a solid organ transplant, smoking, obesity, pregnancy, pulmonary disease, and sickle cell disease.
Total number of vaccines administered
Total complete doses
of population fully vaccinated
- 154,662 62.1% 62.1%
- 94,301 37.9% 37.9%
- 149,052 59.9% 59.9%
- 99,331 39.9% 39.9%
WILMINGTON CLINIC OPENS!
The Wilmington Community Vaccine Clinic opened on Tuesday, March 23rd, at St. Rose School and is making an immediate impact for residents in the southern portion of our county.
The clinic provides vaccinations by appointment only for those who qualify in Phase 1b+. It is open Tuesday-Sunday and is vaccinating residents who qualify under Phase 1b+.
In order to protect the health of all attending the clinic, there will be no walk-ins accepted. Those seeking to schedule an appointment must pre-register at WillCountyHealth.org and receive an invitation to schedule their appointment.
“We are grateful to the Health Department for recognizing the lack of current vaccination locations in our area and opening this clinic so that our most vulnerable residents can get an appointment to be vaccinated,” said Joe Van Duyne, County Board member from Wilmington.
Residents with questions about vaccinations at St. Rose should call the Will County COVID-19 Hotline at (815) 740-8977 and not the school.
“I want to thank the members of St. Rose who are partnering with the Health Department for opening their doors to our community so that we can vaccinate as many as possible each day,” said Don Gould, County Board member from Shorewood.
MONEE CLINIC TO OPEN MARCH 30th
The Monee Vaccination Clinic will open on March 30th at the former Second Place Church located off West Monee-Manhattan Road, 6370 W. Emerald Parkway, Monee.
This will be an appointment only clinic. To register for the clinic, residents should also sign up at WillCountyHealth.org.
“The opening of this clinic is another significant step toward protecting our older residents plus our first responders, teachers and essential workers who have been braving the risks of COVID-19 over the past year,” said Sherry Newquist, County Board member from Steger.
“I want to encourage all those eligible to register as soon as possible so that we can get the vaccine to you,” said County Board member Judy Ogalla from Monee. “With this new vaccination clinic, our senior residents and frontline workers will have access right here in our community thanks to the collaboration among the Health Department and local leaders.”
FIND A VACCINE LOCATION
58 VACCINATION SITES
The Will County Health Department is leading the charge to give access to the vaccine for residents and workers in our county. In addition to the Health Department sites, we have partnered with local pharmacies and community based organizations to hold vaccination clinics. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Search for a location and follow the steps for that location to register and schedule an appointment.
HOW DO YOU SCHEDULE A VACCINE WITH THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT?
There are three steps to scheduling a vaccine with the Will County Health Department:
Fill out the County Health Department registration form by clicking here for English or here for Spanish.
- BE READY.
Once you register, your name will be placed in the queue for when vaccines become available based on the Phase of Vaccinations. Currently, we are in Phase IB.
When vaccines are available, we will invite you to schedule an appointment. You will receive a phone call, a text message and/or an email through our system to schedule an appointment.
There are currently over 230,000 individuals registered with the County. The only thing keeping us from vaccinating all of them right now is the amount of vaccines we receive from the State of Illinois and the Phase that we are operating under. We make the vaccines available to the public through our clinics and our partner clinics within 24 hours of receiving them. Please be patient as we work to get to you, but also check with our partner clinics who may be able to schedule an appointment for you through their system.
If I am vaccinated, should I still wear a mask?
Yes. According the CDC, vaccinated individuals should still practice preventative health measures like wearing a mask when going out in public, frequent hand washing, and social distancing.
For other questions, myths and facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine please visit the CDC website.
QUESTIONS & CONCERNS?
CALL OUR HOTLINE.
The Will County Health Department is providing a Coronavirus hotline to help answer your questions about COVID-19.
HOURS: Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM
Please call with any questions you may have and we will be happy to help you.