COVID-19 News Update
May 7, 2021
WILL COUNTY RISES
Thanks to the efforts of so many in Will County, our vaccination rates continue to rise.
Will County moved to the 3rd most vaccinated county in the state from 90th place on March 9th. This place fluctuates daily, but we are now solidly in the Top 5 counties in the state.
This week we hit another milestone by crossing the half million mark – reaching 508,064 vaccines that have been distributed.
We have also reached 31.59% of our county being fully vaccinated or 218,699 individuals, which is up from 7.10% or 49,180 individuals just 8 weeks ago.
We continue to deliver over 4,000 vaccines each week at our clinics.
We are now offering walk-ins at our clinics and are working to increase vaccinations among younger populations and at-risk populations in the African American, Latinx and rural communities.
We Are Winning!
Total number of vaccines administered
Total complete doses
of population fully vaccinated
- 368,618 72.6% 72.6%
- 139,408 27.4% 27.4%
- 280,481 55.2% 55.2%
- 226,122 44.5% 44.5%
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR DAILY VACCINE CLINIC UPDATES
An easy way to stay updated on vaccine clinic hours and availability of appointments is to follow the Will County Health Department on Facebook. We post each morning the locations that are open that day for appointments and walk-ins.
Click here to visit our page and then follow/like us!
The following clinics are now accepting walk-ins in addition to the online scheduling. We encourage you to schedule online as it assures you do not have to wait in line and you do not have to fill any paperwork out in site. Check the links below for open appointments.
TOYS R US – JOLIET PFIZER ONLY CLINIC
Vaccine Clinic at Toys R Us – State Mass Vaccination Site
3128 Voyager Ln, Joliet, IL 60435
Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm
MONEE PFIZER ONLY CLINIC
Will County Health Department Vaccine Site
6370 Emerald Parkway, Monee, IL
Thursdays from 10am-6pm
Fridays from 10am-5pm
Saturday, May 8th from 8:30am-4pm
WILMINGTON PFIZER ONLY CLINIC
Will County Health Department Vaccine Site at St. Rose School
626 S Kankakee St, Wilmington, IL 60481
Tuesdays from 10am – 6pm
Wednesdays from 10am – 5pm
JOLIET – PFIZER & MODERNA CLINIC
Will County Health Department Vaccine Clinic
501 Ella Avenue, Joliet, IL 60433
VOUCHER CODE REQUIRED: WCHD1STDOSE
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am – 3:45pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 5:30pm
Joliet Native Joins WCHD as Vaccine Equity Manager
One of the biggest challenges over the last 15 months has been reaching those in our community that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the WCHD (Will County Health Department), this challenge has brought about the hiring of Joliet native Vinita Voss to fill the newly created Vaccine Equity Manager position, a role that many local community leaders advocated for to address the needs of underserved communities.
A graduate of Joliet West high school, as well as Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia (with a B. A. in Political Science), Voss also has a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University Law School. Her recent work in the Will County area highlights the importance of working with community partners to provide outreach, education, and resources for underrepresented populations.
WHEN WILL VACCINES BE APPROVED FOR AGE 12 and UP?
This week there have been reports that the CDC and FDA will be announcing their approval for the expansion of using the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for children age 12-17. We are currently monitoring this development and will keep everyone informed when and if this approval is made.
Until then, please continue to get your 16 to 17 year-olds vaccinated. They are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine which the FDA has authorized to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older.
Parents or guardians must attend the vaccination in order to give consent and confirm the age of the individual.
You can schedule your appointment online or just walk-in to one of our clinics.
DON’T WAIT IN LINE – SECURE YOUR SPOT ONLINE
We encourage everyone to schedule online to avoid waiting in line at our clinics. Watch the video below which demonstrates how to schedule your vaccine online.
TROUBLE SCHEDULING ONLINE? JUST CALL US.
Call to Schedule your Vaccine with the Will County Health Department
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-4:30PM
Please call with any questions you may have and we will be happy to help you.