Beginning Monday, September 12, 2022, Knox County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics will move to the Knox County Health Department, 1361 W. Fremont St., Galesburg. The Unified Command Vaccine Center, former Bergner’s building, site will close on Friday, September 9, 2022.
COVID-19 vaccinations will be by Appointment ONLY on Monday’s and Friday’s from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Knox County Health Department. To schedule, residents should call 309-344-2224.
“As we transition to providing COVID-19 vaccines into the Health Department, I want to thank the residents of Knox County and surrounding areas for helping to protect our community during the COVID-19 pandemic” states Michele Gabriel, Public Health Administrator. “Getting vaccinated continues to be the best way to protect yourself, your family, friends, and your community. Increasing the rate of COVID-19 vaccination and boosters in our communities will help protect against COVID-19.”
The Knox County Health Department will continue to follow the Illinois Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Administration’s, and Center for Disease Control’s recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines. The department will continue to offer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
Primary and First Booster Shots
The Pfizer COVID-19 primary vaccine is authorized for infants 6 months of age and up. Adolescents 5 years and older are recommended to get a first booster shot at least five months after completing the primary vaccine series.
The Moderna COVID-19 primary vaccine is authorized for anyone 6 months of age and older. Adults 18 years and older are recommended to get a first booster shot at least five months after completing the primary vaccine series.
Second Booster Shots
Second Booster shots of Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for individuals aged 50 and older at least 4 months after the initial booster vaccine.
Second Booster shots of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for Children and teens ages 12-17 years who are moderately or severely immunocompromised at least 4 months after initial booster vaccine.
For more information, please call the Knox County Health Department at 309-344-2224.