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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/14/21

Registration for 12-17 year olds has been opened for our clinics next week. Information is below or please visit our website:  (we also have other clinics available on our website)


The FDA and ACIP have approved Pfizer Vaccine for individuals 12 years old and up.  We are asking that you register your child so that we know how much vaccine to have on hand.  We will allow some walk-ins, but that will be dependent on supply. Walk-ins should come no later than 30 minutes before the end of the clinic.   If you do not register, we cannot guarantee a vaccination at this time.  You will be able to register online or you can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.  NOTE:   Do not call the schools to register as registration will be through the health department.  


We will be having 12-17 year old clinics at the following locations on the following dates:  

NOTE:  Children must have a parent/guardian with them to sign the consent form.  Please only have 1 parent/guardian come to the clinic and only the children who will be receiving the vaccine to help with social distancing and flow.  You must wear a mask.  



If you have an appointment,  DO NOT come more than 5-10 minutes before your appointment.  

The information below is for all sites.  You will be asked to remain in an observation area for 15-30 minutes post vaccination*.

  1. Please wear short sleeves.  This will make it easier and quicker for people to get through the vaccine station.  
  2. If this is your 2nd dose (MODERNA or Pfizer), bring your vaccine card back with you.  If you have lost your vaccination card, please call the provider that issued you the vaccine card.  
  3. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are only for those 18 and older.
  4. Pfizer is for those 12 and older.  (a parent / guardian MUST be present to sign the consent form.  We will not vaccinate an unaccompanied minor)
  5. If you answer “Yes” to being pregnant,  you must have a doctor’s note saying you can receive the vaccine.  You no longer need a doctor’s note if you are breastfeeding.  
  6. *If you answer “Yes” to having a history of allergic reactions, taking blood thinners, or autoimmune system, you may be asked to remain in observation for 30 minutes.
  7. If you answer “Yes” to having received passive antibody therapy as treatment for COVID-19, you will need to WAIT 90 days after initial infection before getting your vaccine.
  8. If you answer “Yes” to having a vaccine in the last 14 days, you must wait 14 days after your last vaccine to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  9. If you are currently in isolation due to a current infection with COVID-19, you CANNOT receive the vaccine at this time.  
  10. If you are currently in quarantine due to exposure, please wait until you have been released to receive the vaccine.  
  11. If you have a fever or are currently ill, you CANNOT receive the vaccine.
  12. Pfizer vaccines should get their 2nd dose after 3 weeks from their 1st dose.  Moderna vaccines should get their 2nd dose 4 weeks from their 1st dose.  
  13. If you have had COVID19 in the last 90 days, Vaccination can be offered, but could also be delayed 90 days if desired.



New Guidance on Masking and Bridge Phase Announcements:


  • The Governor has confirmed that we will move into the Bridge Phase tomorrow, May 14th, 2021:
    • Under Bridge Phase, there are expanded capacity limits for businesses, dining, offices, events, conferences and gatherings. Barring any significant reversals in key COVID-19 statewide indicators, including increasing hospitalizations, Illinois could enter Phase 5 as soon as Friday, June 11th.
  • CDC has announced that anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities – large or small -- without wearing a mask or physically distancing.
    • If you travel, you will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. CDC will continue to update guidance and policies as the science emerges and more people are vaccinated.  
  • Funeral Assistance for COVID19:  Funeral Assistance FAQ |
  • Including the guidance again on Interim Isolation and Quarantine Guidance:



Metrics, Vaccinations, and Cases


We are reporting 84 new cases over the last couple of days.  None of the new cases were fully vaccinated.  1 infant, 1 toddler, 5 preschool aged children, 7 grade school aged children, 16 teens, 12 in their 20s, 12 in their 30s, 12 in their 40s, 8 in their 50s, 9 in their 60s, and 1 in their 80s.  We are also reporting an additional death.  Three of the last 4 days, we have been over the 8% positivity rate threshold.  If we continue along this path, the Bridge Phase that we have yet to get to may be pulled back rather quickly.   Please take precautions, get vaccinated, and make good choices!



Regional Metrics (as of May 13th)

Region 6 – 3.4% positivity rate

Vermilion County – 5.3% positivity rate

ICU availability – 41%

Patient increases – 8 out of the last 10 days


COVID 19 Daily Updates

As of May 13th, 2021

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts
Total Number of Vaccinations Administered:  36,688
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY Vaccinated:  16,822
Percentage of Vermilion County Total Population Fully Vaccinated:  21.90%
Total Number of Vermilion County 65 and older Fully Vaccinated:  8,574 (57.71%)
Total Number of Vermilion County 16-64 Fully Vaccinated:  8,247 (17.97%)
67.13% of our 65+ population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose
25.96% of our 16-64 population have had at least 1 COVID19 vaccine dose


Vermilion County Case Counts (5/13/2021)
Active Cases:  187
Hospitalizations:  12 (6.4% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020):  9,558
Total Released / Recovered:  9,236
Total Deaths – 135


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