COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID-19 Vaccines Available at LaSalle County Health Department

The LaSalle County Health Department has COVID -19 vaccine available at the Health Department by appointment only, Monday through Friday.
The Health Department has Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccine available.

Residents who still need to be vaccinated should call the Health Department at 815-433-3366 to make an appointment.

Pfizer is available to anyone 5 years of age and older. (Please Note – Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian if under 18 years old.)

COVID-19 Boosters

Choosing Your COVID-19 Booster Shot

Three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved for use in the United States to prevent COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferred.  You may get Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in some situations.

Who Can Get a Booster Shot

COVID-19 Additional Dose for Immunocompromised Individuals

Anyone who is immunocompromised and is in need of an additional dose should call the LaSalle County Health Department at schedule an appointment at 815-433-3366.

On August 12, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorizations (EAU) for both the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to allow for an additional dose.

CDC recommends people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial 2 doses. This additional dose intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series is not the same as a booster dose, given to people when the immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have waned over time.

CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

This includes people who have:

• Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
• Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
• Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
• Advanced or untreated HIV infection
• Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.


CDC-COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

CDC-Talking with Patients Who Are Immunocompromised

Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States

State of Illinois Vaccination Locations

Illinois and County-Level COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Data

Additional Resources
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)
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

Interested in Hosting a Vaccination Clinic?
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is currently accepting applications for COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the State of Illinois to improve vaccine distribution. This initiative will help to ensure vaccine distribution to any groups that may be interested in hosting a vaccination event or give access to those groups that have hesitant and hard to reach populations.

Please find below the links to request vaccination clinic support in your community:

Equity application – Racial/ethnic minorities, rural populations, immigrant communities and any other community where the clinic could help overcome barriers to vaccination such as language, disability, technology, or transportation.

Schools/Youth Serving Organizations application – Schools, youth, as well as caregivers, school/youth group staff, and surrounding community

Illinois Private Business, Association & Organizations application – All other groups such as private businesses or public events.

Please note this is a limited resource so the IDPH Office of Minority Health and IDPH Vaccination Program will not be able to respond to all requests. For additional questions, please call the LaSalle County Health Department at 815-433-3366 or visit

Learn More
View more information on vaccine distribution using the links below.

        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)