COVID-19 Vaccine in LaSalle County
A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component of the U.S. strategy to reduce COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Easy access to COVID-19 vaccines is equally important. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with public health departments, health care providers, and other partners to make sure people can easily get a COVID-19 vaccine and that cost is not a barrier.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is working to ensure that vaccines are delivered and available in accordance with the CDC guidelines and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
The COVID-19 vaccine will be administered in LaSalle County in accordance with the phases defined by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and as recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The LaSalle County Health Department understands the general public has questions about when it will be their turn to receive the vaccine. Please note, as vaccine availability increases, vaccination recommendations will expand to include more groups. The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as large quantities of vaccine are available. As vaccine supply increases but remains limited, ACIP, and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will expand the groups recommended for vaccination. (Please see The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for an overview of the phases and who falls into each phase on pages 14-19.)
Only individuals working or living in LaSalle County may receive vaccine through LaSalle County.
On Monday, April 12, 2021, Illinois expanded its eligibility to include anyone 16 years of age and older.
(Phase 2: Larger number of vaccines are available. The focus is on ensuring access to vaccine for all populations 16 and above.)
The Health Department urges all residents, for the health and safety of our community, to continue wearing face- coverings, practice social distancing, wash hands often, and please stay home when you are sick.
If you are receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, you will need to review this information prior to your vaccination.
• Pfizer Patient Fact Sheet
• Moderna Patient Fact Sheet
• Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Patient Fact Sheet
• Prevaccination Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccines (Screening Questions)
• Day of COVID-19 Clinic Instructions
• What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccination
o V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
Once you get a COVID-19 vaccine, you can enroll in v-safe. V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. To register visit: V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
o VaxText Second Dose Reminder
VaxText is a free text messaging platform that providers can offer to their patients. Patients can opt in to conveniently receive text message reminders to get their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. VaxText offers the added benefit of reminding patients to sign up for v-safe, a tool that allows people to report adverse outcomes following vaccination
View more information on vaccine distribution using the links below.
• CDC’s Evidence Table for COVID-19 Vaccines Allocation in Phases 1b and 1c of the Vaccination
• 8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program – CDC (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean)
• Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination – CDC (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean)
• COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions – IDPH (Spanish, Chinese, Polish, French)
• IDHP Vaccine Distribution: Phase 1a and 1b