State COVID vaccine, testing sites announced ahead of Christmas

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Governor J.B. Pritzker’s office announced on Tuesday a list of state-run sites where people can either get a COVID test or a COVID vaccine ahead of Christmas.

With positive cases of COVID-19 surging in the state, the Illinois Department of Public Health is partnering with SHIELD Illinois to offer 20 free testing sites throughout the state. The state is also operating 75 vaccine clinics throughout the state as well.

“Getting tested for COVID-19 is critically important to helping reduce the spread of this deadly virus” said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. “A year ago our holidays looked much different, now with widely available testing, vaccinations and boosters Illinoisans can gather safely with family and friends.”

The following testing sites Pritzker listed are located in Central Illinois:

  • Heartland Community College
    • 1500 West Raab Road, Normal
      • Open 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • 2201 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln
      • Open 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Stephens Family YMCA
    • 2501 Fields South Drive, Champaign
    • Open 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Vermilion County Health Department
    • 200 College Street, Danville
    • Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • University of Illinois at Springfield
    • 2200 Ernest Hemmingway Drive
    • Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Richland Community College
    • 1 College Park, Decatur
    • Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Interstate Center
    • 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington
    • Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Market Place Shopping Center
    • 2000 North Neil Street
    • Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The following vaccine sites Pritzker listed are located in Central Illinois:

  • Arcola Jr/Sr High School
    • 351 West Washington Street, Arcola
    • Open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • All vaccines available for approved ages
  • South Fork Township Offices
    • 124 Central Street, Kincaid
    • Open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • All vaccines available for approved ages
  • Catlin Church of Christ
    • 715 West Vermilion Street, Catlin
    • Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • All vaccines available for approved ages
  • Fellowship Center
    • 301 Lafayette Avenue, Mattoon
    • Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • All vaccines available (adults only)
  • United Church of Heyworth
    • 302 East Main Street, Heyworth
    • Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • All vaccines available (adults only)
  • Altamont City Hall
    • 202 North Second Street, Altamont
    • Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • All vaccines available (adults only)
  • Grossinger Motors Arena
    • 101 South Madison Street, Bloomington
    • Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • All vaccines available (adults only)
  • VFW Post 9789
    • 205 East Locust Street, Fairbury
    • Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • All vaccines available (adults only)
  • VFW Post 2608
    • 506 South Old Route 66, Dwight
    • Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • All vaccines available (adults only)
  • Village of Illiopolis
    • 420 Anne Street, Illiopolis
    • Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All three vaccines offer booster doses, and health officials are encouraging those who have received two shots already to receive a booster. People are eligible for a booster if they meet the following criteria:

  • Pfizer – 16 years and older, it has been six months since second Pfizer dose
  • Moderna – 18 years and older, it has been six months since second Moderna dose
  • Johnson & Johnson – 18 years and older, it has been two months since initial J&J dose

Days and operations for all of the listed testing and vaccination sites may vary during the holiday season. For more details, visit the IDPH website. People who are unable to attend one of the listed vaccination clinics can visit vaccines.gov to find an alternate clinic.

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