The Knox County Unified Command is announcing 108 new cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), between Monday, August 29, 2022, and Tuesday, September 6, 2022. According to Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) the total positive cases in Knox County is 14,677. Due to federal privacy restriction, release of any additional information is prohibited.
The Health Department will offer Curbside COVID-19 Testing this week on Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. weather permitting. Appointments are made same day by calling 344-2225 beginning at 7:15 a.m. Additionally, health care providers in the community are offering testing options as well as local pharmacies.
The Knox Community Health Center will be at the following location handing out free at home self-test COVID-19 Kits & N95 masks while supplies last. Limit two test kits per household and a limit of three N95 masks per person.
· Thursday, September 8th at Knox Prairie Community Kitchen Dinner, First Baptist Church from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. In addition to this date, self-test COVID-19 Kits & N95 masks will be available at the Knox Community Health Center Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Knox County Health Department is following the IDPH, Food and Drug Administration’s, and CDC’s recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.
Primary and Booster Shot
· The Pfizer COVID-19 primary vaccine is authorized for infants 6 months of age and up. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent, is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 12 years of age and older at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
· The Moderna COVID-19 primary vaccine is authorized for anyone 6 months of age and older. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent, is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 18 years of age and older at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, each clinic offers primary series and Bivalent boosters of Moderna for adults 18 and up and Pfizer boosters for those 12 years and up. Pfizer and Moderna primary, infant, pediatric and adolescent series is available to those 6 months of age and up.
Walk-ins are welcome on Thursday, September 8th. Beginning Monday, September 12th, 2022, Knox County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics will move to the Knox County Health Department, 1361 W. Fremont St., Galesburg. COVID-19 vaccinations will be by Appointment ONLY on Monday’s and Friday’s from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. To schedule, residents should call 344-2224.
· Thursday, September 8th at the Unified Command Vaccine Center 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent Booster available)
· Monday, September 12th at Knox County Health Department 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. by appointment only
· Friday, September 16th at Knox County Health Department 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. by appointment only
Credible sources for information about COVID-19 include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and Illinois Department of Public Health www.dph.illinois.gov. For general questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931, email email@example.com or call your Knox County Health Department at 309-344-2224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.