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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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McHenry County’s second COVID-19 vaccination site to open at Crystal Lake church

McHenry County’s second county-supported vaccination clinic is set to open next week at a church in Crystal Lake, health officials announced. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said that the site will open on Wednesday, April 7. It will be located at the Willow Creek Community Church, 100 South Main Street in Crystal Lake, […]

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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 […]

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Illinois National Guard assisting McHenry County expand COVID-19 vaccination capacity

The Illinois National Guard will be supporting efforts to expand McHenry County’s vaccination capacity later this month, the county health department announced. The McHenry County Department of Health said on Tuesday that the guard will be supporting vaccination efforts in McHenry County by the end of March. Two teams — a mobile team and a […]

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Illinois begins vaccine expansion to residents of all ages with underlying conditions

Gov. Pritzker announced that Illinois residents of all ages with pre-existing conditions are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, Lake and McHenry County health departments both said they won’t be expanding due to limited supply of vaccine. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Health said that the expansion of Phase […]

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Former Kmart building ready for mass COVID-19 vaccinations in McHenry, county says

Local businesses partnered with city and county officials to open a COVID-19 mass vaccination center at the former Kmart store in McHenry. The center, located at 1900 North Richmond Road, will allow the McHenry County Department of Health to rapidly scale up the delivery of inoculations once the supply of vaccine becomes more reliable. McHenry […]

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McHenry County Department of Health launches COVID-19 call center, vaccine locator website

The McHenry County Department of Health has launched a call center and vaccine locator website to help residents enroll in the COVID-19 vaccine. “In an effort to remove enrollment barriers and to streamline residents’ access to accurate information about COVID-19 vaccine, the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) has launched a COVID-19 Call Center,” the […]