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Some COVID-19 vaccination sites in Lake, McHenry counties begin transitioning to walk-in appointments

As supply begins to exceed demand, some COVID-19 vaccinations sites in Lake and McHenry counties are beginning to transition to serve walk-ins. The Lake County Health Department announced on Friday that the Lake County Fairgrounds site, located at 1060 East Peterson Road in Grayslake, will offer walk-in vaccinations starting Saturday. The walk-in hours for the […]

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Health officials say it’s easier now than ever to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in Lake County

Health officials say that the COVID-19 vaccine supply has dramatically increased, making it easy for everyone to get vaccinated. The Lake County Fairgrounds site is also extending its hours to better accommodate residents. The Lake County Health Department announced Tuesday that all people ages 16 and older who register on the AllVax Portal and live […]

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‘We are in the race to vaccinate’: Lake County Fairgrounds vaccine site increases capacity

Health officials said they are transitioning the Lake County Fairgrounds to walk-through appointments — instead of drive-thru — in order to increase vaccination capacity by 66%. The Lake County Health Department said the transition to walk-through appointments will occur on Monday and they will no longer provide drive-through appointments. The change will allow increasing the […]

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Vaccine appointments now available for all Lake County residents age 65 and older, frontline essential workers

Health officials said that all residents 65 and older along with some frontline essential workers, like first responders and teachers, have now been offered vaccine appointments in Lake County. Lake County Health Department Spokeswoman Hannah Goering told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that everyone 65+ who have a Lake County zipcode were made eligible to […]

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Gov. Pritzker announces National Guard deploying to Lake, McHenry counties to help with COVID vaccinations

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Thursday that the Illinois National Guard has been deployed to help bolster COVID-19 vaccination operations in Lake and McHenry counties. Pritzker said that the additional state resources are deploying to support both the Lake County Health Department and McHenry County Department of Health. The resources include Illinois National Guard […]