More than 1,100 Kendall County residents have received COVID-19 vaccinations, state data shows

More than 1,100 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far throughout Kendall County, according to new information released by the Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday, Jan. 13.

The state health department’s new addition of an online vaccine distribution portal shows vaccine allotments and distribution totals county by county, in an effort to track Illinois’ vaccine mass distribution channels.

According to the new data, 1,130 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far in Kendall County.

The data shows that 1,130 people, or 0.88% of Kendall County’s population of 127,915, are fully vaccinated so far, meaning they’ve received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines required two doses, administered 21 days a part.

The state vaccine data lists percentage of each county’s population that’s been fully vaccinated so far, including how many doses were administered relevant to population size.

The Kendall County Health Department announced Dec. 28 that it had received its first initial shipment of 400 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The county’s second shipment of 300 doses arrived the following week.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of the Moderna vaccine Dec. 18, through an emergency authorization after conducting a thorough evaluation of the available safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality information, the health department said in a statement.

Additional vaccine doses are expected to arrive in the county on a weekly basis. There will be a limited supply in the beginning, but supply will continually increase in the weeks and months to follow, the health department has said.

In preparation for more vaccines becoming available, the health department is working with the IDPH to implement a statewide vaccine registration and scheduling tool. This will aid in the vaccine distribution process moving forward, according to the health department.

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.