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Health department shifts McHenry COVID-19 mass vaccination site to private company as demand slows

The McHenry County Department of Health said they are partnering with a private healthcare service to oversee operations at the McHenry COVID-19 mass vaccination site as demand slows. The McHenry vaccination site, located at the former Kmart store at 1900 North Richmond Road in McHenry, will operate from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through […]

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Lake County Fairgrounds vaccination site winding down as Lake County shifts vaccine focus

The Lake County Health Department announced they are shifting their focus to hyper-local COVID-19 vaccinations and will be closing their mass vaccination site at the Lake County Fairgrounds next month. The final day for vaccinations at the Lake County Fairgrounds will be June 14, officials said on Thursday. “We have provided over 76,000 COVID-19 vaccinations […]

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Health department launches teams to vaccinate homebound McHenry County residents

Health officials said they are rolling out a program that will send first responders and health workers to homebound McHenry County residents to give them the COVID-19 vaccine. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said they have been working with community-based organizations in McHenry County to identify homebound residents and their direct caregivers in […]

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Gov. Pritzker announces 50,000 free Six Flags Great America tickets to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that 50,000 free tickets to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee will be given out as a new incentive for residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The offer comes following yesterday’s vaccine eligibility expansion to children ages 12-15. Six Flags Great America is donating the 50,000 free tickets, valued at […]

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McHenry County to begin COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 12 to 15 on Thursday

The McHenry County Department of Health announced that children ages 12 to 15 years old will be eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine starting on Thursday. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to ages 12 through 15 following a review of clinical […]

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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 […]