Knox County COVID and Vaccine Update

Knox County, IL- The Knox County Unified Command is announcing 133 new cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), between Tuesday, August 24, 2021, and Monday, August 30, 2021. According to IDPH the total positive cases in Knox County is 6,148. Due to federal privacy restriction, release of any additional information is prohibited. In every effort to reduce the risk of additional transmission, local public health officials are working to identify and actively monitor individuals who were in direct contact with these individuals.


According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Knox County has administered 48,728 COVID-19 vaccines and 24,067 county residents have been fully vaccinated. This makes up 48.03% of our population fully vaccinated. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Transmission Map Knox County’s level of community transmission remains at HIGH. Areas of high transmission are considered by CDC to be those with greater than or equal to 100 cases per 100,000 people over a 7-day period. As Knox County has moved into a new stage of COVID-19 we will utilize the Illinois Department of Public Health statistical data. We encourage community members to seek data on the IDPH website. The Knox County Unified Command continues to offer vaccine clinics throughout the community. The Health Department offers the two dose Moderna and the one dose Janssen to those 18 years of age and up and the two dose Pfizer vaccine to those 12 and up. Individuals under the age of 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A parental consent must be signed before the vaccine can be administered. Third dose vaccines are available to those who are immunocompromised at ALL Knox County Unified Vaccine Clinics and events. Appointments are not required, but a third dose must be given at least 28 days after the second dose. The additional vaccine dose should be the same as the initial two-dose vaccine. · Thursday, September 2nd at the Unified Command Vaccine Center 8:30am-10:30am Moderna & Janssen · Tuesday, September 7th at the Unified Command Vaccine Center 1:30pm-3:30pm Pfizer & Janssen · Thursday, September 9th at the Unified Command Vaccine Center 8:30am-10:30am Moderna and Janssen · Tuesday, September 14th at the Unified Command Vaccine Center 1:30pm-3:30pm Pfizer & Janssen · Wednesday, September 15th at Carl Sandburg College 11:30am-1:30pm Moderna, Pfizer, & Janssen. Credible sources for information about COVID-19 include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov 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 dph.sick@illinois.gov or call your Knox County Health Department at 309-344-2224 or email covid19@knoxcountyhealth.org.

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