Walk-ins available on weekdays at DeKalb County Health Department for free COVID-19 vaccines

Health department begins free walk-in vaccinations Monday through Friday at DeKalb building

DeKALB - The DeKalb County Health Department is offering free walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations weekdays at its DeKalb building.

The walk-in vaccination clinics will be held 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the DeKalb County Health Department, 2550 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. Vaccination clinics will no longer be held at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, there will be Johnson & Johnson and Moderna clinics. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there will be Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer clinics. Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are available for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine is available for ages 12 and older.

The vaccine clinics are available for everyone, with no appointment needed, and for first or second doses.

At the end of May, the health department announced it was shifting to a new vaccine model amid a drop in vaccine demand locally, and will order doses as needed and offer walk-in appointments at the health department building daily in lieu of the mass vaccination sites at Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center.

For more information, call 815-748-2401.

Katrina J.E. Milton

Award-winning reporter and photographer for Shaw Media publications, including The Daily Chronicle and The MidWeek newspapers in DeKalb County, Illinois, since 2012.