• Ellie Sevigny

Pfizer First Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for ANYONE 16 and Older Saturday April, 17th

Knox County, IL – The Knox County Unified Command has scheduled a first dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Knox County Unified Command Vaccine Center (former Bergner’s location) located at 1150 W. Carl Sandburg Dr. Galesburg, IL 61401. The Health Department will be administering the Pfizer vaccine (16 years of age and up) at the clinic. Individuals under the age of 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian present. A parental consent must be signed before the vaccine can be administered. Patients will need a second dose between 21 and 42 days after the first dose.

Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Links for the online registration are available at www.knoxcountyhealth.org and the Knox County Health Department & Knox Community Health Center Facebook page.

Until almost everyone vaccinated, we must continue basic public health infection controls:

  • Stay home as much as possible and especially when ill

  • Wear a face covering when you are in public

  • Keep at least 6 feet between you and anyone else in public

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

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. The following webpage, http://gis.ci.galesburg.il.us/COVID, is the official source of information on COVID-19 numbers for Knox County. 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.

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