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Rock Island County begins COVID-19 vaccinations for phases 1A & 1B

Rock Island County Health Department: The Rock Island County Health department is offering drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the foreseeable future. They expect long lines. A portable toilet will be available. The vaccination clinics are open to workers in Phases 1A (healthcare workers) and 1B (frontline essential workers, and Rock Island County residents 65 and older). Currently, the location is the Greater Auto Auction located at 4015 78th Ave, Milan IL.

Jewel-Osco Pharmacies: If you are a healthcare worker, you can schedule appointments at Jewel Osco pharmacies in Moline, East Moline, and Silvis. Next week, January 25th, they will start scheduling for anyone in phase 1A or 1B. Patients will be asked to show proof of employment, including a work badge, paystub, medical license (if applicable) or letter on the employer’s letterhead. Use this link to reserve a slot. Slots are already beginning to fill up, and the site might not show any openings currently. However, we recommend checking the site frequently for new openings as they receive more vaccine supply.

Community Health Care: Healthcare workers can also set up a vaccination appointment through Community Health Care, dependent on vaccine availability, by emailing CHC plans to vaccinate 1B workers next. CHC will use scheduled appointment times and will be working with employers or community groups who fall into tier 1B to facilitate those appointments. The clinic is run from the Rock Island clinic, 2750 11th St., Rock Island, on Friday afternoons, Saturday and Sunday.

For those 65 and older who are CHC patients, CHC will be messaging and doing outreach to schedule those patients into clinics to receive their vaccine.

For those 65 and older who are not patients of CHC, we would ask you to coordinate first with your employer if still working, but if not you can email to inquire about scheduling a time to receive vaccine.

As vaccine supply becomes more available, more sites are expected to be announced. The State of Illinois also will announce other partnerships with pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens, soon. However, neither of those pharmacy chains are able to take appointments now. Eventually, there will be enough vaccine in our community to get your vaccine in your healthcare provider’s office. Keep watching the Rock Island County Health Department’s Facebook page for updates.