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.

Guidance When Fully Vaccinated

Fully VaccinatedWhat Happens Now?

You are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after you have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after you have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson).

What You Can Do

  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic

What You Need to Continue

When in public spaces, visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple other households, and when around unvaccinated people who are at high risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19

  • Wear a well-fitted mask.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from people you do not live with.
  • Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings.
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Follow guidance issued by individual employers.
  • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations.

If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.

Source: CDC  | https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p0308-vaccinated-guidelines.html

Vaccinations Update in Champaign County: March 8

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. 

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 now 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

Vaccination clinics for the week of March 8, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

Rantoul Youth Center, located at 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. 

To register:

Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign. This site will only be accepting those fitting the above 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. 

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.

Vaccinations Expand to 16+ with Underlying Conditions

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 residents 16 years of age or older with underlying health conditions or disabilities who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. 

Newly eligible include:

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 now 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

Still eligible are:

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.

Vaccination clinics for the week of March 1, 2021 will be available by appointment only at the following locations:

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, located at 201 W. Kenyon Road, Champaign. This site will only be accepting those fitting the above criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register: 

Christie Clinic, located at Christie Clinic at the Fields 3101 Fields South Dr., Champaign. This site will only be accepting those fitting the above criteria who are 18+ years of age.

To register: 

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.

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.

Vaccinations Continue During Inclement Weather, Rescheduling Options Available

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) announces COVID-19 vaccination clinics will continue this week as scheduled; however, if individuals need to reschedule due to inclement weather, they may do so. 

Please follow instructions specific to each site. To reschedule at:

Rantoul Youth Center, located at 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul.

Former Dress Barn store in the Kohl’s Plaza, located at 1901 N. Market Street, Champaign.  

  • Call the hotline at (217) 902-6100 and they will accommodate as schedules allow.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, located at 201 W. Kenyon Road, Champaign.

Champaign County Expands Vaccines to Ages 40-64 with Underlying Health Conditions

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 anyone age 40-64 with underlying health conditions or disabilities who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine. 

Newly eligible include: 

Champaign County residents age 40-64 with underlying health conditions, as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), or disabilities are now 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 

Still eligible are: 

Phase 1A: 

  • Healthcare Personnel: Hospital and Non-Hospital Settings 

Phase 1B: 

  • Residents age 65 and older with or without 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. 

Vaccination Clinics the week of February 15th are by appointment only at the following locations: 

The Rantoul Youth Center, located at 1306 Country Club Lane, Rantoul. 

To register: 

  • Online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/rantoulfeb16. 
  • Phone appointments: (217) 892-6844. 
  • Email address for questions and assistance: vaccinations@myrantoul.com. 
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please call to reschedule. 

The former Dress Barn store in the Kohl’s Plaza, located at 1901 N. Market Street, Champaign. 

To register: 

  • For the fastest service, you may register for an appointment online at MyCarle.com beginning Monday, February 15 at 8 a.m. If you don’t have a MyCarle account currently, you can request one online at MyCarle.com or at any Carle location registration desk. 
  • Or you may call (217) 902-6100. For faster service, you can request a call back 24/7 by entering your information at bit.ly/Carlevaccinecallback. Due to high call volume, you may experience an extended wait time. We appreciate your patience. 
  • If you do not feel well the day of your appointment, please call to reschedule. 

To register: 

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. 

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.&nbsp;

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

Governor Pritzker Tours Champaign County Vaccination Site

Touting the efficiency of the Champaign-Urbana COVID-19 vaccination effort, Governor J.B. Pritzker listens as Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department Director Julie Pryde, center, tells him about the facility as he tours the vaccine distribution site at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Later he spoke with state and local officials, as well as recognizing Chancellor Robert Jones and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and their SHIELD team COVID-19 saliva testing program.

Governor J.B. Pritzker visited one of Champaign County’s vaccination sites on Wednesday, February 3. During the visit at the I Hotel & Conference Center, the Governor praised local public health officials as well as Carle Health, OSF Healthcare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois, alongside municipal and state leaders for a well-organized effort to vaccinate community members.

Touting the efficiency of the Champaign-Urbana COVID-19 vaccination effort, Governor J.B. Pritzker speaks about the state effort and local officials at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

During the press conference, Mayors Deb Feinen (Champaign) and Diane Marlin (Urbana) touted the collaboration between public health, civic organizations, economic development, and the University of Illinois for their efforts in keeping residents and students in Champaign County Safe.

State Rep. Carol Ammons speaks. Touting the efficiency of the Champaign-Urbana COVID-19 vaccination effort, Governor J.B. Pritzker toured the vaccine distribution site at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Later he spoke with state and local officials, as well as recognizing Chancellor Robert Jones and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and their SHIELD team COVID-19 saliva testing program.

State Senator Scott Bennett and Representative Carol Ammons also addressed the impressive efforts in their districts that have kept the community safe, from testing to vaccination.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health Administrator, Julie Pryde, thanked her staff for their tremendous efforts throughout the pandemic and the local collaborators that have provided support to CUPHD along the way.

Champaign County is among the top counties in Illinois for their vaccination efforts; at the time of the press conference Champaign County was ranked 6th out of 102 counties, with 3% of the eligible residents fully vaccinated.

Stay current on the vaccination efforts through the CUPHD’s dashboard.