August 19, 2022
Coronavirus | Kendall County Now


Coronavirus

Kendall County’s COVID-19 fully vaccinated rate tops 60%

More than 60% of Kendall County’s total population is now fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

In its weekly vaccine status update released Nov. 29, the county health department listed 76,912 county residents as fully vaccinated for the virus, 60.13% of the county’s total population.

The county surpassed the 50% population fully vaccinated threshold last July.

As of last week a total of 119 county residents had died from COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, according to health department data.

The 60.13% of Kendall County residents to be fully vaccinated is greater than its neighboring counties. According to Illinois Department of Public Health data released Nov. 30, 58.72% of Will County’s population is fully vaccinated followed by Kane County at 58.84%, LaSalle County at 52.23%, Grundy County at 51.28% and DeKalb County at 50.79%.

Nearby DuPage County, however, had a fully vaccinated rate of 67.31% and Cook County was at 63.72% as of Nov. 30, according to IDPH data.

Kendall County’s fully vaccinated rate, also lags behind the state of Illinois which stood at 65.5% fully vaccinated as of Nov. 30.

Wide disparity in vaccination rates remain across county

IDPH data also continues to show a wide disparity between the percentage of county residents who are fully vaccinated in the northwest portion of the county and in the southwest portion.

According to IDPH data, as of Nov. 30 64.46% of the population in the Aurora 60503 ZIP code which extends into the northeast corner of the county was fully vaccinated compared to just 36.28% of the population living in the Newark 60541 ZIP Code in the county’s southwest corner.

The percentage of the population to be fully vaccinated in the Oswego 60543 ZIP code stood at 61.82%, followed by Yorkville 60560 at 60.76%, Montgomery 60538 at 53.68% and Plano 60541 53.68% as of Nov. 30.

Vaccination clinic schedule modified

In a related matter, the health department announced a modified schedule for its weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics held at the health department building at 811 W. John Street in Yorkville. Vaccinations are free.

Clinics will have normal hours through Dec. 17 with Wednesday pediatric dose clinics from 2-5 p.m., Thursday adult dose clinics from 3-6 p.m., and Friday adult dose clinics from 9-11 a.m. A pediatric dose clinic will be held Dec. 22 from 2-5 p.m.

No clinics will be held from Dec. 23 to Dec. 31. Clinics will resume the week of Jan. 3 for both adult and pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

For more information visit the health department’s COVID-19 vaccination website at https://www.kendallhealth.org/community-health/covid-19-vaccine/

The health department also provided the following list of other available vaccine providers in and around the county:

Advocate Medical Group, 2285 Sequoia Dr., Aurora. Appointments: 866-443-2584

Aunt Martha’s West Joliet Community Health Center 333 Madison St., Suite 150, Joliet. Appointments: 877-692-8686

Edward-Elmhurst Immediate Care 2205 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove. Appointments: https://www.eehealth.org/coronavirus/vaccine/scheduling/

Rush Copley Pediatrics and Family Medicine 4789 Route 71, Oswego. Appointments (for current patients only): www.rushcopley.com or call 630-898-5969

VNA Health Care (Two locations): 400 N. Highland Ave., Aurora, and 1400 Indian Ave., Aurora. Appointments: www.vnahealth.com or call 630-978-2532

Walgreens 30 W. Church St., Sandwich. Appointments: www.walgreens.com or call 815-786-8653

Walgreens 376 N. Sugar Grove Parkway, Sugar Grove. Appointments: www.walgreens.com or call 630-466-8321

Walmart Pharmacy 6800 Route 34, Plano. Appointments: www.walmart.com or call 630-552-3104. Walk-ins also accepted

John Etheredge

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.