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DeKalb Township planning vaccine clinic next week

Cindy Graves, operations chief with the DeKalb County Health Department fills syringes with the COVID-19 vaccine in May 2021 during a clinic at the Convocation Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is scheduled for next week in DeKalb Township, according to a news release.

The free clinic, which is being held in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health, is set for Monday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its office, 2323 S. Fourth Street.

COVID-19 vaccination booster shots are recommended for adults over age 18 six months after receiving a second dose of Moderna or the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, or two months after getting the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to the release.

First and second vaccine doses will be available to people age 12 and older at the event, the release said. Appointments are not required, but are preferred.

Those who have been vaccinated previously are asked to bring their vaccination card with them. Parents or legal guardians must accompany their teens between the ages of 12 to 17. According to the release, there is no residency requirement.

Appointments may be made by calling (815) 758-8282, by registering online at https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/w77s9/1159505/ or get a link to the site at dekalbtownship.org.