For total case counts, hospitalizations, deaths, general vaccination rates, transmission levels, and regional metrics, you can see that on our COVID19 page (should be updated by end of business day): https://vchd.org/covid-19/<https://vchd.org/covid-19/>
We should have more information about when Moderna and J and J boosters will be available. While the initial approval is through, there are still a few channels that need to be checked before anyone is able to administer Moderna Boosters. We are looking at a couple dates in early November that we hope to have clinics offsite. More information to come.
Effective Friday October 22nd, I will move to weekly updates again unless there is important information that needs to go out. Updates to our website will still occur on a daily basis during the week.
Vermilion County New Case Counts
Today’s Reported Cases: We had 247 new cases and 208 were released. Of the 247 new cases, 1 was vaccinated. We currently have 14 people hospitalized. Zero cases were breakthrough cases and zero reinfections. Many of these cases came from our Surge Center and we don’t get their reports until after they have been released from isolation. They are contact traced fully by the surge center and then considered an add and release by the time we report them. This is why it appears that we have a huge number to report this go round. The surge center usually only handles adults unless part of a household, so teens and younger are usually handled by our local contact tracers.
We do have an additional death to report, a gentlewoman in her 40s. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends. This brings our total deaths to 196.
60 cases – Under the age of 20
149 cases – Ages 20-49
38 cases – Ages 50 and above
Cases by Zip Codes
Zip Codes that had the highest new case rate between 10/14 an 10/21:
61811 – Alvin
61814 – Bismarck
61831 – Collison
61850 – Indianola
61865 – Potomac
Zip Codes that had no reported new cases between 10/14 and 10/21:
61810 – Allerton
61812 – Armstrong
60932 – East Lynn
61844 – Fithian
61848 – Henning
60960 – Rankin
61876 - Sidell
FLU Clinics – go to www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org> for our schedule (This week is considered to be the first week of the 2021-2022 flu season)
Regional Hospital Information (Region 6 covers 21 counties and has 15 hospitals and 1 VA)
Information not available – some hospital numbers not reported.
Testing in Vermilion County – Please visit our website for testing opportunities in Vermilion County: https://vchd.org/<https://vchd.org/>
Testing in Champaign – Please visit CUPHD’s website for testing opportunities in Champaign. https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-testing.html<https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-testing.html>
Vaccine Clinic Updates
Check our website for upcoming COVID19 Vaccination Clinics at the Vermilion County Health Department: www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org> VCHD is not yet offering the 3rd Dose or the Booster.
Areas highlighted in green are % of fully vaccinated in a Zip Code over 40% or a Zip Code that saw an increase in vaccination % of over 2%.
POP up Clinics through EMA and IDPH
No new listings at this time.
To have a Vaccine Clinic onsite, here is the link to fill out a Vaccine Clinic Application (this includes boosters once available) : http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinationclinics>
Here is a list of other Locations in Vermilion County someone can receive COVID19 Vaccines. It is important to call the location prior to going to make sure what vaccine is being offered as that can change depending on supply and demand. We do not always know what every location is offering.
Local Pharmacies – check their websites
Aunt Martha’s – Call 877-692-8686 to schedule an appointment
Local HealthCare Providers- please check with your local provider as some have begun to carry COVID19 vaccines.