From the McHenry County Health Department:
COVID-19 Call Center, vaccine locator webpage launched
WOODSTOCK — In an effort to remove enrollment barriers and to streamline residents’ access to accurate information about COVID-19 vaccine, the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) has launched a COVID-19 Call Center.
The call center will be used to connect McHenry County residents to vaccine resources and assist them in completing the online enrollment process.
Residents who have general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine are also encouraged to call.
“We have put in place a resource to reduce barriers for residents in accessing accurate information about available COVID-19 vaccines,” said Public Health Administrator Melissa Adamson.
“The COVID-19 Call Center is supported with translation services so anyone, regardless of the language they speak, can call for help with enrollment.”
Residents can call the COVID-19 Call Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (815) 334- 4045.
MCDH is currently vaccinating Phase 1a and Phase 1b seniors at its clinics.
Links to MCDH clinics are shared weekly and emails that receive the links are selected at random. If you have enrolled online and received a confirmation email, you are in our system.
Due to limited vaccine supply, clinics are only scheduled one week in advance and based upon vaccine allotments received.
The health department has also launched a COVID-19 vaccine locator page to help residents become aware of vaccine opportunities in McHenry County. Please visit the page by going to http://bit.ly/MCDHFindVaccine. The page will be updated as new locations are added.
The State of Illinois is also partnering with retail pharmacies such as Walgreens and Jewel-Osco to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. Information about where and how to schedule an appointment with these pharmacies is available at coronavirus.Illinois.gov.
Regional hospitals are inviting patients who are 65 and older to receive the vaccine. MCDH is encouraging residents to look for these direct communications from their healthcare provider’s health system about the option to receive the vaccine at their clinics.
“As local, state, and federal partnerships and vaccine supply increase we anticipate more opportunities for residents to obtain a vaccination and encourage everyone 65 and older to take the first available appointment they can schedule,” Adamson said.
More information about enrolling for a COVID-19 vaccine is available at https://bit.ly/MCDHCovidVaccine.