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Rapid vaccination response teams deployed to Region 2 counties

(WEEK) — Additional rapid response vaccination teams are being deployed throughout the state, include stops through central Illinois.

Region 2 of the Restore Illinois plan will see vaccination teams deployed to Peoria, McLean, Woodford, Fulton and Tazewell counties.

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Region 2 currently has a 7-day test positivity rate of 6.2% and an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations has left the region with only 22% ICU capacity.

Date County Make an Appointment Doses Available
April 5
Peoria County 1,000
April 5
County  1,000
April 7 Jo Daviess
County 1,000
April 7 Woodford County 800
Fulton County 800
April 9 Tazewell
County xt 2 800

Rapid Response Vaccination Teams will administer single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to county residents. In Peoria and McLean counties, doses will be administered through existing vaccination clinics. Appointments will be coordinated through the local health department.

“Vaccines will help bring this pandemic to an end and allow us to return to normal, which is why we are working so diligently to make vaccine readily accessible,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “Getting vaccinated will help keep you, your family, your friends, and your community healthy.  But until enough people are vaccinated, we need to continue to protect ourselves and our families by wearing a mask, avoiding large crowds, and keeping six feet of distance.  Without the layered approach of vaccination and public health measures, we will continue to see hospitalizations and cases increase.”

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