Coronavirus

COVID-19 vaccine clinic at NIU Convocation Center Thursday, Jan. 6

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

DeKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department announced it will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in January.

According to a news release from the county health department, the clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.

All COVID-19 vaccines – including Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – will be available at this clinic, according to county health officials. Immunization types that will be offered include the initial series of the vaccine for all eligible ages, boosters and pediatric for patients ages 5 to 11.

To sign up for an appointment online, visit https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21571681&appointmentType=29136323.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way for people to protect themselves from COVID-19 during the holiday season is to get vaccinated. Other measures people can take include avoiding crowded and poorly ventilated spaces, wearing a mask in public indoor settings, delaying travel until you’re fully vaccinated and staying home if you are sick or show symptoms of COVID-19.

To ask DeKalb County health officials additional vaccine-related questions, email covid19@dekalbcounty.org.

For information about COVID-19 in DeKalb, visit https://health.dekalbcounty.org/.