CUPHD says more people are getting vaccinated and you can too

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Every Friday, the Champaign Urbana Public Health District has a walk-in clinic for free COVID vaccines.

It runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. They offer all three COVID vaccines.

Friday, they are making a big push to get people out and vaccinated.

Julie Pryde is the public health administrator. She said, the past few weeks they’ve seen more and more people visit these clinics.

Right now, Champaign County has 56 percent of eligible population vaccinated. They are seeing an uptick in people getting vaccinated.

By noon on Friday, they told us they had already vaccinated 50 people. Workers said they believe they would reach at least 100 by the end of the day.

Pryde thinks the urgency and uptick is a combination of things.

“Since the delta variant is really taking hold, and we’ve gone back to masks. We’re seeing people are not wanting to be in the mask, none of us do, but we also want to be safe. So, schools are getting ready to go back in. So, a lot of people are getting their kids in to make sure they get them vaccinated with both does before we roll into schools. It’s looking up. So, I’m really happy people are coming out here and getting vaccinated,” she said.

Of course, these clinics aren’t the only place and time you can get vaccinated.

Every day, there are places open to get the shot, including pharmacies across Central Illinois.

You can find a vaccine location near you, here.

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