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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 5/21/21

We are reporting 39 new cases (three residents in their 60s, two in their 40s, four in their 30s, twelve in their 20s, eight teens, six grade-school-aged children, one toddler, and three infants), and 24 released, which brings us to a total of 9,676 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 135 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 9 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized. There are currently 140 active COVID cases in the county.

Of the 39 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

Please continue to be vigilant. Make smart choices. Be safe.


We have  COVID-vaccination clinics coming up this week :


Friday, May 21 -- A Pfizer clinic focusing on Vermilion County students between the ages of 12 and 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salt Fork Middle School in rural Sidell; and

Saturday, May 22 -- A Pfizer clinic focusing on Vermilion County students between the ages of 12 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mark Denman Elementary School in Danville.

Those interested can sign up using the links at www.vchd.org, or can call for assistance at 431-2662, ext. 263 or 264.

Children must have a parent/ legal guardian with them to sign the consent form. We are asking that only one parent / legal guardian come to the clinic and only the children who will be receiving the vaccine, to help with social distancing and flow.

These are the following scenarios that will be accepted:

* Parents bringing in their own children - no documentation is needed (other family members - grandparents, aunts, older siblings -- will need to have medical power of attorney in order to bring in a child);

* Foster Parents - must bring official foster-care documentation;

* Someone -- not the parent -- who has Medical Power of Attorney for the child and who has the proper MPoA paperwork;

* Someone -- not the parent -- who is the legal guardian of the child and who has the proper court documentation of guardianship; or

* A social worker or court-appointed person who has McKinney-Vento documentation to allow a homeless or at-risk child to seek vaccinations.

We will need a copy of all documentation for our records.

Masks will be required at our events.


The Illinois National Guard personnel will only be assisting us with our clinics for the next few weeks. We are urging those who are interested in getting COVID vaccinations to do so sooner, rather than later.

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