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Vaccine Information

 

Vermilion County has administered 1,619 doses, with 120 people fully vaccinated as of yesterday.  IDPH monitors our daily vaccinations: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Vermilion

 

We are working on Phase 1b this week, which again, covers around 32,000.  It’s going to be a very long process and we ask for patience.  We’d like to thank OSF Pro Ambulance for their help as our EMS providers today, UIC Nursing Students for their help administering vaccines and VCEMA.  Without our partners, we would not be able to accomplish this.   

 

Please understand this also takes a lot longer due to the required observation for possible reactions and the need for social distancing.    We will be moving to the online system by the end of the week to make appointments.  This will not be available until 1/22/2021.  We are already full with appointments for this week and close to being full for next week.  We are also working with our local hospitals to reach certain groups to help us reach more people and offer other options.   We will be moving to a larger facility in February.  We had to push back our location move while waiting for supplies to come in.

 

Mitigation Updates

 

Region 6 has been moved to Tier 1.   Region 6 hit 6.5% positivity rate today.    Vermilion County’s positivity rate was at 8.7%.    Let’s not lose momentum and continue to be vigilant! 

 

Please read the NEW Tier One Mitigation Requirements as there are some changes made, specifically for restaurants and bars.  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19/IL%20Tier%201%20Resurgence%20Mitigations%20-%20January%2015%2C%202021%20Update1.pdf

 

 

COVID19 Case Update

 

Over the weekend we had 180 new confirmed cases and 218 released.  We had an additional death, a gentleman in his 70s.  Our hearts go out to his friends and family. 

We are still dealing with a few outbreaks at a congregate setting.  We have 19 hospitalizations and 534 active cases. 

 

 

Testing Available

 

The Mobile COVID19 testing team will be back on January 21st, 2021 here at the Vermilion County Health Department from 8am – 3:30pm. 

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