COVID-19 News Update
April 9, 2021
WILL COUNTY MOVES TO PHASE 2 APRIL 12th
The Will County Health Department will move to Open Scheduling on Monday, April 12th as Will County moves to universal eligibility for individuals 16 and older.
“As we move into universal eligibility, we want to provide direct access to Will County residents to schedule online and are adding additional vaccine appointments,” said Bertino-Tarrant. “Between the state clinics and our clinics, we will be able to deliver nearly 4000 vaccinations per day in Will County.”
Will County residents will no longer have to register with the health department to schedule a vaccine. All registered residents have been invited to schedule their appointment over the past two weeks. They will still receive updates from the Health Department to keep informed about the progress the county is making each week.
“We have made tremendous progress over the past three weeks, adding three new vaccine locations in Joliet, Wilmington and Monee as we received more vaccines from the state,” said Olenek. “By removing the registration process, we can provide greater access to available appointments for our residents.”
HOW TO SCHEDULE ONLINE
Beginning April 12th, residents no longer have to register for the vaccine. They can schedule an appointment directly on willcountyhealth.org. Watch this simple video which demonstrates how to schedule your vaccine online at willcountyhealth.org.
WILL COUNTY VACCINE LOCATIONS
The Will County Health Department coordinates five open vaccination sites including:
- Will County Health Department at 501 Ella Avenue, Joliet
- Former Toys R Us at 3128 Voyager Lane, Joliet
- Joliet West High School, run by Joliet Fire Dept. at 401 N Larkin Ave, Joliet
- Rose School at 626 S Kankakee St, Wilmington
- Vaccine Clinic at 6370 Emerald Parkway, Monee
In addition, there are 60 additional locations in Will County that are providing vaccine appointments including Walgreens, Jewel-Osco, Meijer, Mariano’s, Oak Street Health, and Aunt Marhta’s. All locations can be found at Willcountyhealth.org.
DEDICATED VACCINE SCHEDULING PHONE LINE LAUNCHED
We are now offering scheduling to the Will County Health Department Vaccine Clinics through our COVID-19 appointment scheduling phone line for those who do not have access to online scheduling.
Total number of vaccines administered
Total complete doses
of population fully vaccinated
- 217,011 65.6% 65.6%
- 114,018 34.4% 34.4%
- 191,306 57.8% 57.8%
- 138,955 42.0% 42.0%
VACCINES MUST BE PAIRED WITH COVID-19 SAFETY
Vaccine availability has to be accompanied by COVID-19 safety measures to prevent another wave of COVID-19 cases and deaths. As we open up the scheduling, everyone should schedule their vaccine and keep practicing safe measures including the three W’s. As of Friday, April 9th, Will County is at a 5.5% positivity rate on a seven day rolling average which has been increasing over the past two weeks and led to an increase in hospitalizations.
QUESTIONS & CONCERNS?
CALL OUR HELPLINE.
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.