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Hamilton County Health Department Holding COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Saturday

Photo: Hamilton County Health Dept. Facebook page

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Health Department will have a drive-thru vaccination clinic for the following group of prioritized Phase 1b individuals on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for:

· Phase 1B will begin, allowing frontline essential workers and residents age 65 and over to get vaccinated. The frontline essential workers designation includes many residents who carry a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure because of their work duties, often because they are unable to work from home, and/or they must work closely to others without being able to socially distance. This includes first responders, K-12 education workers, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections workers and inmates, USPS workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and staff at shelters and day cares.

Priority 1B Plus Population Description: Persons with specific health-complicating conditions or status.

Eligible Conditions

Obesity

Diabetes

Pulmonary Diseases

Smoking

Heart Conditions

Chronic Kidney Disease

Cancer

Solid Organ Transplant

Sickle Cell Disease

Pregnancy

Persons with a Disability (Not otherwise covered in previous categories.)

Do not go to the McLeansboro Fire Department first. You must go to the McLeansboro High School gravel parking lot by the tennis courts first for lineup. Eligible people to be vaccinated must be in the car at the time of lineup since vaccine is limited and accounted for. Cars with no one in them will not be considered and will be towed!

The vaccination clinic will be held at the McLeansboro Fire Department at 108 S. Marshall St. in McLeansboro. The clinic will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis and is for Hamilton County residents only.

Bring a work ID and/or driver’s license with you to verify eligibility, along with your insurance cards if applicable.

To save time at the drive-through clinic, go to the health department’s website located at www.hchdil.com to download and fill out the “COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form – Pfizer & Moderna” located towards the bottom of our home page.

Please note that we will not be keeping a list of names as our clinics will be first come first serve. As long as we receive weekly shipments of vaccine, we will conduct the first come, first serve drive-thru clinics on Wednesdays. Follow the Hamilton County Health Department’s Facebook page and local media for days and times of upcoming additional vaccination clinics.