Health officials announced that the COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Waukegan is shutting down, but the site will remain open for COVID-19 testing.
The Lake County Health Department announced the closure of the Regional Vaccination Site, located at 102 West Water Street in Waukegan, which will end operations on Monday.
The final day to receive vaccinations will be on Sunday. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will continue to operate its community-based COVID-19 testing at the location.
“Thanks to our partners, volunteers, and our Waukegan community we vaccinated over 8,805 people at the Water Street Vaccination Site,” said Mark Pfister, Executive Director of the Lake County Health Department.
“I am confident that we have a strong infrastructure in place between our department, pharmacies, healthcare providers, and community partners to continue vaccinating individuals across Lake County,” Pfister said.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments for first and second doses through the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center continue to be available at select locations.
The Grand Avenue Health Center in Waukegan, Midlakes Health Center in Round Lake Beach, and Zion Health Center in Zion all accept walk-ins and appointments, the health department said.
Many pharmacy and retail locations also have COVID-19 vaccines by appointment and walk-ins. These locations can be found at www.vaccines.gov.
The Lake County Health Department said they will continue working with community partners to offer mobile pop-up vaccination events, which include fairs, farmers markets, and back-to-school events.
For information on upcoming vaccination events and other options across Lake County, call (847) 377-8130.