COVID-19 Delta Variant in Champaign County

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Community Healthcare Partners Encourage Vaccination Against COVID-19 The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, and Promise Healthcare want to encourage those who are eligible and have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to do so today. The vaccines are safe, effective, and widelyContinue reading “COVID-19 Delta Variant in Champaign County”

Illinois Moves to Phase 5, Fully Re-Opens June 11

Illinois will move to a full reopening, also known as Phase 5, the final phase of the Restore Illinois plan, on Friday, June 11, 2021. On Friday, the state will eliminate all capacity limits on businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and all other venues. Mask requirements for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals continue to alignContinue reading “Illinois Moves to Phase 5, Fully Re-Opens June 11”

What is in the COVID-19 Vaccine?

David Ruzic, Professor of Medicine at Carle Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign explains what is in all three US-approved COVID-19 vaccines and how they work. He also discusses the risks of COVID- and the risks of the vaccines, and also covers what is not in the vaccines. Give the video a look and shareContinue reading “What is in the COVID-19 Vaccine?”

Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic in Downtown Champaign

On Thursday, June 10, Big Grove Tavern will host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in collaboration with Carle. The clinic will be held from 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a one-and-done opportunity to get vaccinated. The event is free, open to the public, with no appointment needed. Big Grove Tavern isContinue reading “Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic in Downtown Champaign”

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics for June 11-20

In collaboration with CUPHD, there will be several walk-in clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine, with convenient times and locations. Vaccines are free and no appointment or ID is needed. Anyone 12 and older is welcome to get their vaccine. Locations and times include: Friday, June 11, 3:00–5:00 p.m.—Bethel AME Church, 401 E. Park St., ChampaignContinue reading “Upcoming Vaccination Clinics for June 11-20”

Need a Vaccine? Get a Free Ride.

Getting a vaccine in Champaign County has never been easier with access at area pharmacies through, free walk-in clinics every Friday at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, and pop-up clinics happening all over the county. Don’t let transportation get in your way of getting a vaccine. Uber and Lyft both announced free rides startingContinue reading “Need a Vaccine? Get a Free Ride.”

Gov. Pritzker Aligns Illinois Mask Guidance with CDC for Fully Vaccinated People

Administration to Rescind Emergency Public Health Rules Following New CDC Guidance; CDC: Fully Vaccinated People No Longer Need to Wear a Mask in Most Instances or Practice Social Distancing  SPRINGFIELD – Following guidance from the CDC that fully vaccinated people can stop wearing a mask and practicing social distancing in most indoor and outdoor settings, GovernorContinue reading “Gov. Pritzker Aligns Illinois Mask Guidance with CDC for Fully Vaccinated People”

Mask Guidance in Champaign County

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced yesterday new guidance that will allow for vaccinated individuals to remove their masks in most indoor settings. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has indicated that it will be revising state guidance to align with these changes.  The most significant CDC update: Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wearContinue reading “Mask Guidance in Champaign County”

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Now Available to Youths Ages 12–15

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 continue to host community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics.  Anyone 12 years of age or older is now able to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are available to individuals age 18 andContinue reading “Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Now Available to Youths Ages 12–15”