Knox County, IL- The Knox County Unified Command is announcing 155 new cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), between Tuesday, August 31, 2021, and Monday, September 6, 2021. According to IDPH the total positive cases in Knox County is 6,284. 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 49,294 COVID-19 vaccines and 24,322 county residents have been fully vaccinated. This makes up 48.54% of our population fully vaccinated. According to the Jurisdiction-Specific Age Demographics 28.65% of our 12–17-year-olds are fully vaccinated. 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 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. · Wednesday, September 15th at Orpheum Theatre 6:30pm-8:00pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call your Knox County Health Department at 309-344-2224 or email email@example.com.