ULLIN – While the Illinois Department of Public Health recently reported that more than 62% of the Illinois adults have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, hesitancy among residents to get vaccinated continues to be a primary concern in the healthcare community.
So the Southern Seven Health Department will hold a Community COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, May 25 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Natalie Sawyer, Southern Seven’s Health Education Director, says the main goal of the town hall is to have a down-to-earth conversation with residents in our region. Sawyer says we accept that getting vaccinated is a personal choice. However, it remains all of our responsibility to educate and spread awareness when it comes to public health concerns.
Those who attend the virtual event will have the opportunity to ask questions about COVID-19 and the vaccines.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that a number of studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are working in the real world. Studies show them to be greater than 90% effective in preventing mild and severe disease, hospitalization and death.
To join the conversation, visit the link at www.southern7.org or on Facebook at @SouthernSevenHealthDepartment.
For more information, contact Natalie Sawyer at 634-2297, ext. 9136.