CHAMPAIGN – People in Champaign and Macon counties are welcome to receive COVID-19 vaccines at clinics in Champaign on Thursday and Decatur on Friday.
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District will hold a free walk-in vaccine clinic at Salem Baptist Church in the 5th & Hill Neighborhood of Champaign on Thursday from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
As of Wednesday, there are more than 400 active cases within the county and 12 residents are hospitalized with the virus. Currently, 43 percent of the county’s eligible population and 35 percent of its total population have been fully vaccinated.
On Friday, the Illinois National Guard will bring 600 doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Decatur. At this clinic, any Illinois resident may make an appointment to be vaccinated. The shots will be administered at the Macon County Health Department at 1221 E. Condit Street in Decatur from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Eligible persons can walk-in or click on this link to schedule an appointment.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced on Wednesday that more than 2,400 new COVID-19 cases and 30 additional deaths.