As COVID-19 vaccination moves into its next phases in Illinois, the McHenry County health department has launched an enrollment portal for McHenry County residents who want to sign up for the vaccine.
Illinois is currently in Phase 1A of its coronavirus vaccination rollout, which includes frontline healthcare workers and long-term care residents.
Phases 1B includes the following people: anyone 65 years old or older, first responders, education workers, food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, corrections workers and inmates, USPS employees, public transit workers, grocery store workers, and those in shelters or adult day care.
Phase 1C includes the following people: those between 16-64 years old with certain medical conditions, transportation and logistics workers, water and wastewater workers, food service workers, shelter and housing workers (e.g. construction), finance workers, information technology and communications workers, energy workers, legal workers, media workers, public safety workers (e.g. engineers), and public health workers.
The McHenry County Department of Health said they are encouraging those identified in Phase 1B and Phase 1C to complete a vaccine enrollment form online.
“Our team has been busy vaccinating, and we are close to moving on to Phase 1B,” said MCDH Public Health Administrator Melissa Adamson.
“We will need to further prioritize within the Phase 1B group, but we will make sure everyone who is interested in receiving the vaccine will have the opportunity to do so before moving on. Please be patient and enroll to ensure that you are getting the information you need to schedule an appointment for yourself or those in your organization,” Adamson added.
Vaccine enrollment will be used by the health department to determine the vaccine needs for those identified in the above groups.
Those who complete the form will be notified once a clinic is ready for them to register a time slot for vaccination.