Essential Frontline Workers to Receive Vaccine

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will now be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for essential frontline workers who work or live in Champaign County. Essential frontline workers are limited to: 

  • Grocery Store Workers: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service. 
  • Food and Agriculture Workers: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care. 
  • Shelter/Adult Day Care Workers. 
  • Postal Service Workers. 
  • Manufacturing Workers: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers. 
  • Public Transit Workers: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, Para-Transit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride Sharing Services. 

Vaccinations will be given the week of February 1st by appointment only at the former Dress Barn store in the Kohl’s Plaza, located at 1901 N. Market Street, Champaign. 

To register: 

  • Please call (217) 902-6100. Due to high call volume, you may experience an extended wait time so we appreciate your patience. 
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please call to reschedule. 

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability. 

Additional notes: You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment. 

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection. 

There is no cost to individuals to get a COVID vaccine. You may be asked to bring your insurance card if you have one, but you will not be turned away if you do not have insurance. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: 

To track the phases and local vaccinations, visit 

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