Published on March 20 2021 3:31 pm
Last Updated on March 20 2021 3:31 pm
Written by Matt Robinson
The Effingham County Health Department announced a total of eight new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) for Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20. There were five cases on Friday and three cases on Saturday.
This week the Effingham County Health Department administered nearly twelve hundred doses of COVID vaccine, taking total doses administered to over eleven thousand for Effingham County Residents.
Illinois Region 6 rolling test positivity was 2.2% through March 17, while Effingham County was 1.4% for the same period.
The Effingham County Health Department has FIRST DOSE COVID vaccination clinics onThursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26.
Appointments for COVID vaccination clinics are now available to all of phase 1a, 1b and 1b+. This includes individuals who are under 65 with underlying health conditions and frontline essential workers. Starting Monday, March 22 Governor Pritzker has announced that higher education staff, government workers and media are also eligible to be vaccinated.
Appointments can made online until midnight the day before the clinic, or the appointments are fully booked, whichever comes first. Details and links are available on the Health Department’s website www.effcohealth.org or on the department’s Facebook page.
To receive vaccine:
*Register for An Appointment – www.effcohealth.org
*Download and print a copy of the ticket. (or save picture on phone)
*Bring this ticket to your appointment.
*Complete a Consent Form- available at www.effcohealth.org
*Print, Complete (please use legal name) and Sign a Vaccine Consent Form
*Review the Vaccine Fact Sheet
*You will need to bring your completed consent form, your ticket, your current insurance card(s) plus photo I.D.to your appointment.
Computers, Wi-Fi plus printing facilities are available at the Effingham Public Library. The library has offered to print tickets for free.
For more information on Coronavirus, visit www.dph.illinois.gov/COVID-19 or www.effcohealth.org .