Vaccinations for Week of April 19, 2021

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 be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for individuals that live or work in Champaign County, 16 years of age or older, who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. 

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are still limited and will remain in high demand until more supply becomes available. Vaccination clinics for the week of April 19, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

OSF HealthCare hosting at the Rantoul Youth Center, 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age. 

To register for Monday, April 19: 

To register for Tuesday, April 20: 

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

To register:

  • Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.
  • Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Kohl’s Plaza: 

  • Those interested in receiving their vaccination at Kohl’s Plaza in Champaign should request to be notified of available appointments online at: https://tinyurl.com/CarleCCvax.  

Pharmacies:

Additional notes:

It is important to note that while eligibility guidelines will include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. Moderna is currently available for individuals age 18 and older while Pfizer is available for those age 16 and older.

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

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.

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.

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

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: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

Vaccinations for Week of April 12, 2021

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 be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone 16 years of age or older who has not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. It is important to note that while eligibility guidelines will include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are currently available for individuals age 18 and older while Pfizer is available for those age 16 and older.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are still limited and will remain in high demand until more supply becomes available. Vaccination clinics for the week of April 12, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

To register:

  • Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.
  • Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Kohl’s Plaza: 

  • Those interested in receiving their vaccination at Kohl’s Plaza in Champaign should request to be notified of available appointments online at: https://tinyurl.com/CarleCCvax.  

Pharmacies:

Additional notes:

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

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.

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.

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

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: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

COVID Vaccinations to All Champaign County Residents Age 16 and Older Beginning April 5

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 be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone 16 years of age or older who has not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. It is important to note that while eligibility guidelines will include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are currently available for individuals age 18 and older while Pfizer is available for those age 16 and older.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are still limited and will remain in high demand until more supply becomes available. Vaccination clinics for the week of April 5, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

OSF HealthCare hosting at the Rantoul Youth Center, 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register:

Christie Clinic hosting at Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register: 

  • Online: https://www.christieclinic.com/about/covid-19-vaccination/
  • Stay up to date on community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics by downloading the Christie Clinic app and opting in to notifications. 
  • To expedite your appointment, please complete the form included in your confirmation email.
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please follow cancellation/rescheduling instructions in the confirmation email. 

Promise Healthcare, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign.

To register:

  • Call the COVID Care line at: (217) 403-5402.
  • Individuals will need to register as a patient.

Kohl’s Plaza: 

  • Those interested in receiving their vaccination at Kohl’s Plaza in Champaign should request to be notified of available appointments online at: https://tinyurl.com/CarleCCvax.  

Pharmacies:

  • Visit www.walgreens.com for available COVID-19 vaccination appointments at local Walgreens stores.

Additional notes:

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

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.

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.

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

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: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

Champaign County COVID-19 Updates

While vaccinations are ramping up in Champaign County, we must continue to stay vigilant in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Through masking, testing, social distancing, and getting your vaccination when eligible, we are protecting each other and supporting our local businesses. Here’s some updates on the status of COVID-19 in our community.

Testing remains available for free at the community testing site at Market Place Mall on the East side from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Learn more.

When visiting local restaurants, wear a mask when not eating or drinking. Here’s our handy video as a reminder of mask etiquette when dining out.

When you are eligible for a vaccine, schedule an appointment as soon as one is available. Seniors that still need a vaccine can contact the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department directly at 217-531-6369 or email  jpryde@c-uphd.org to get an appointment.

Thank you for doing your part in continuing to make Champaign County Safe!

Tips for a Safe Easter Weekend

Heading into Easter weekend, families are preparing to gather to celebrate the holiday. Julie Pryde sits down with Elizabeth from Urbana Public TV to share some tips for safely gathering.

As a reminder, CDC guidelines state that while fully-vaccinated individuals can gather without masks, until vaccinations are wide-spread and all individuals at your gathering are vaccinated it’s critical to continue to practice safety precautions including:

  • Wearing a mask indoors & outdoors
  • Social distance at least 6 ft.
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Stay home if you’re feeling ill

Thank you for continuing to do your part in keeping Champaign County Safe.

Free Mask Pickup for Individuals & Businesses

A large donation of masks has created an opportunity for individuals and businesses to access these masks at no cost.

MASK DETAILS

Reusable Cloth Face Mask

(made by Herff Jones)

Product Description:

  • Product Classification: Reusable Non-Medical Face Mask (machine washable and reusable); these masks are not for medical use
  • Construction/Design: Double-Layer material; 5.5″ interior pocket for filter media; 2 ear straps
  • Composition: 115 GSM 100% woven polyester mask; braided elastic ear straps
  • Color: Black
  • Size: One size fits all
  • Service Life: The service life of this product will vary depending on the application and type of care administered. This product should be replaced immediately once a critical or major defect (as defined below) is noted.
    • Critical Defects: Holes / Tears
    • Major Defects: Dimensional or weight nonconformance, discoloration, other fabric defects

The masks will be distributed through numerous locations in Champaign County. Note the following pickup locations and their hours:

LOCATIONHOURS
Champaign County Economic Development Corporation – Lobby 
(located inside Illini Plaza)
1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100
Champaign, IL 61820
7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday
Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
303 W. Kirby Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Call to arrange number
needed or knock on the interior door
217-359-1791
Brookens Administrative Center
1776 E. Washington St.
Urbana, IL 61802
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday
Village of Mahomet
503 E. Main Street
Mahomet, IL 61853
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday
Champaign Center Partnership
301 N Neil St, Floor 4
Champaign, IL 61820
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday–Friday
Village of Savoy – Municipal Center
611 N. Dunlap Ave.
Savoy, IL  61874
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday
Parking (north side of building) – please enter off of W. Tomaras Ave.
Front entrance—faces N. Dunlap Ave.
St. Joseph Village Hall
207 E. Lincoln
St. Joseph, IL 61873
7:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m
Monday–Friday
Parking is available in front of the office and a parking lot on the west side of the building.

Champaign County Vaccinations Continue

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Community Healthcare Partners Continue to Offer COVID Vaccinations to those in Eligible Phases as well as Newly Prioritized Residents

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 be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone who lives or works in Champaign County that fall within Phases 1A and 1B, work in higher education, media or government, and Champaign County residents 16 years of age or older with underlying health conditions or disabilities, who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. 

Vaccination clinics for the week of March 22, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

Rantoul Youth Center, located at 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register:

Christie Clinic hosting at Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign. 

To register: 

  • Online: https://www.christieclinic.com/about/covid-19-vaccination/
  • Stay up to date on community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics by downloading the Christie Clinic app and opting in to notifications. 
  • To expedite your appointment, please complete the form included in your confirmation email.
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please follow cancellation/rescheduling instructions in the confirmation email. 

Newly eligible for those who live or work in Champaign County:

  • Higher Education Staff
  • Government Workers
  • Media

Still eligible:

Phase 1A:

  • Healthcare Personnel: Hospital and Non-Hospital Settings

Phase 1B:

  • Residents age 65 and older with or without underlying health conditions
  • Residents age 40-64 with underlying health conditions
  • First Responders
  • Corrections Officers
  • Education (in-person status not required)
    • State of Illinois approved Early Childhood and Licensed Daycares.
    • K-12 (public, private, and parochial) Schools.
  • Essential frontline workers who work or live in Champaign County:
    • 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 (includes UPS, Amazon, etc.)
    • 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.

Phase 1B Expanded:

Champaign County residents 16-39 years of age or older with underlying health conditions, as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), or disabilities are also eligible. Underlying health conditions are:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease 
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Condition
  • Immunocompromised State from a Solid Organ Transplant
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Smoking

Additional notes:

While current eligibility guidelines include residents age 16 or older with underlying health conditions or disabilities, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval.

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

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.

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.

The vaccine itself is free but providers may seek appropriate reimbursement from the recipient’s plan or program (e.g., private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid) for a vaccine administration fee. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance or charged the balance of the bill for the vaccine. If you have questions about your specific coverage, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

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: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.

Bridge Phase: Where We Are Now & How We Get There

ALL OF ILLINOIS IS IN PHASE 4

Effective March 19, 2021, all of Illinois remains in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Governor Pritzker announced a Bridge Phase that will loosen restrictions across industries to allow increased opportunities for businesses as we begin recovery.

MOVE TO BRIDGE PHASE WHEN ILLINOIS HAS 70% OF 65+ VACCINATED

To reach the Bridge Phase, 70% of all individuals aged 65+ in Illinois must have received at least one dose of vaccine. The metric to move forward will no longer be based on regions, but on a full state approach. As of March 19, 61% of those 65+ have received at least one dose.

ENCOURAGE ALL 65+ IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY TO GET VACCINATED

While Champaign County has exceeded the 70% goal of vaccinating individuals aged 65+, increasing this percentage will be critical to raising the number statewide. We ask all in Champaign County to continue to encourage and assist seniors with accessing the vaccine, and to be on alert for available appointments and clinics. Stay tuned to the CUPHD website for weekly updates on vaccine availability.

PHASE 4 CAPACITIES INCREASED IMMEDIATELY FOR SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES

While we await the Bridge phase in Illinois, several industries have experienced loosened restrictions effective immediately. Those industries and their changes are as follows:

Health & Fitness: Group fitness classes of 50 or fewer indoors or 100 or fewer outdoors

Amusement Parks: 25% capacity

Festivals & General Outdoor Events: 15 people per 1,000 sq. ft.

Meetings & Conferences:

  • Venue with capacity < 200 persons: Lesser of 50 people or 50% capacity
  • Venue with capacity ≥ 200 persons: Lesser of 250 people or 25% capacity

Social Events:

  • Indoor: Lesser of 50 people or 50% capacity
  • Outdoor: Lesser of 100 people or 50% capacity

Spectator Events:

  • Indoor venue with capacity < 200 people: Lesser of 50 people or 50% capacity
  • Outdoor venue or indoor venue with capacity ≥ 200 people: 25% capacity

Theatres & Performing Arts: Outdoor venue or indoor venue with capacity ≥ 200 persons: 25% capacity

Learn more about the Bridge phase, and the guidelines that will be in place when we reach that phase as a state.

With Vaccine Allocations Increasing, Illinois Launches Call Center to Bridge Digital Divide and Assist with Vaccine Appointments

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today launched the Vaccine Appointment Call Center to assist people who do not have access to or who have difficulty navigating online services in making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As Illinois begins to receive significantly more vaccine from the federal government and appointments become more widely available, this call center will be critical in bridging the digital divide and ensuring the vaccine reaches all communities. 

“We want to make sure our most vulnerable populations, such as our seniors and individuals in heavily impacted communities who may not have access to online services, are able to make appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “While vaccine is still limited, our allocations are increasing significantly and we want all Illinoisans to have access as quickly and easily as possible.”

Currently, the call center is open seven days a week from 6 am to midnight.  There are approximately 500 agents answering calls with the ability to expand during peak periods.  The call center has English and Spanish speaking call agents with the availability for translation into other languages.

Call agents will help individuals who do have access to online services navigate the various registration sites.  However, if the individual does not have access to online services or is unable to navigate the site, the agent will make an appointment on their behalf.  Individuals will need to provide the agent with their name, address, email (if available), mobile phone number, date of birth, and eligibility.  The agent WILL NOT ask for any financial information and the call center WILL NOT share information with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

During heavy calling periods, callers could experience wait times before speaking with a call agent.  In the coming week, the call center will offer the option for callers to leave a message and be called back when an agent is available.

The toll-free Vaccine Appointment Call Center phone number is 833-621-1284 and can take TTY calls.  For general questions about COVID-19 and Illinois’ guidance, call 800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@illinois.gov.

Vaccination Availability: Week of March 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 will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone who lives or works in Champaign County that fall within Phases 1A and 1B and for Champaign County residents 16 years of age or older with underlying health conditions or disabilities who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. 

Vaccination clinics for the week of March 15, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

Rantoul Youth Center, located at 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register:

Christie Clinic hosting at Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign. This site will only be accepting those fitting the criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register: 

  • Online: https://www.christieclinic.com/about/covid-19-vaccination/
  • To expedite your appointment, please complete the form included in your confirmation email.
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please follow cancellation/rescheduling instructions in the confirmation email. 

All currently eligible include:

Phase 1A:

  • Healthcare Personnel: Hospital and Non-Hospital Settings

Phase 1B:

  • Residents age 65 and older with or without underlying health conditions
  • Residents age 40-64 with underlying health conditions
  • First Responders
  • Corrections Officers
  • Education (in-person status not required)
    • State of Illinois approved Early Childhood and Licensed Daycares.
    • K-12 (public, private, and parochial) Schools.
  • Essential frontline workers who work or live in Champaign County:
    • 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 (includes UPS, Amazon, etc.)
    • 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.

Phase 1B Expanded:

Champaign County residents 16-39 years of age or older with underlying health conditions, as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), or disabilities are also eligible. Underlying health conditions are:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease 
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Condition
  • Immunocompromised State from a Solid Organ Transplant
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Smoking

Additional notes:

While current eligibility guidelines include residents age 16 or older with underlying health conditions or disabilities, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval.

In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

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.

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: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html.