Just over 30% of Kendall County residents now fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Just over 30% of all Kendall County residents are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

The Kendall County Health Department reported Monday, May 3, that 38,798 of the county’s 127,915 residents--30.33%--are fully vaccinated.

One week earlier on Monday, April 26, the health department reported that 34,777 or 27.19% of the county’s population was fully vaccinated.

Kendall County residents and those who work in the county who have not yet been vaccinated may register online for an appointment with the health department at http://www.kendallhealth.org/community-health/covid-19-vaccine/. The health department is conducting its mobile vaccine clinics at the new Yorkville City Hall at 651 Prairie Pointe Drive, just north of the Yorkville Post Office.

In addition, the health department has partnered with Jewel-Osco, Physicians Immediate Care and Walgreens to offer vaccines.

Jewel-Osco locations include the Oswego store at 3795 Orchard Road, Oswego, and the Yorkville store at 234 East Veterans Parkway. Please click here to schedule an appointment.

Physicians Immediate Care at 2322 Route 34, Oswego, offers same-day vaccine scheduling with slots released at midnight each weekday night Monday-Friday. Please click here to schedule an appointment.

Walgreens stores offering vaccines may include the retailers’ multiple locations in Yorkville, Oswego, Montgomery and Plainfield. Please click here to schedule an appointment.

The 30.33% of Kendall County residents to be fully vaccinated ranks it slightly ahead of the percentage of residents to be fully vaccinated in neighboring counties.

Vaccination rates are as follows in counties neighboring Kendall: DeKalb, 26.90%; Kane, 28.69%; Will, 29.19%; Grundy, 29.87% and LaSalle 26.27%, according to data released Monday by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Nearby DuPage County has a vaccination rate of 36.18% as of Monday, the IDPH data shows.

The IDPH reported the state’s vaccination rate stood at 32.33% as of Monday.

John Etheredge

Editor of the Record Newspapers and KendallCountyNow.com, John's career as a journalist in Kendall County began in 1981. Over the years his news beats have included county government, municipal government, school boards, police and more. He also writes editorials on local issues and the weekly Kendall County Government Newsletter.