Health Departments Prepare for Phase 1B of Illinois' COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

Jan 12, 2021

The Southern Seven Health Department says it'll be wrapping up phase 1A of the COVID vaccine program soon.

It's now awaiting for Illinois Department of Public Health approval to move into phase 1B, which will include those 65 and older as well as frontline workers such as first responders, educators, day care staff, correctional workers, inmates, postal workers and grocery store employees . Everyone in phase 1B will be vaccinated immediately because of limited allocations of the vaccine from the State.

Southern Seven says once it's permitted to move into phase 1B, the department will notify the public about scheduled clinics via Facebook, Twitter and the Media.

Members of the public can add their name and contact information to a database for updates on when they might be able to get a COVID-19 Vaccine. The sign-up form is available on Southern Seven's website and on its Facebook page.

The Egyptian Health Department will start scheduling appointments to administer the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 1B on January 18.

Those 65 and older as well as frontline workers can make an appointment by calling the Eldorado office 618-273-3326.

If possible bring your Work Identification/Driver's License showing that you qualify for Phase 1B.

The Egyptian Health Department will continue to give the COVID-19 vaccines to individuals that live or work in Saline, Gallatin and White Counties that are in Phase 1A.