Grundy County to host walk-in vaccination clinics

Walk-ins welcome Friday at Grundy County Administration Building; Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Morris

MORRIS — Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) data shows that approximately 56% of the eligible population (ages 12 years and older) in Grundy are fully vaccinated, or 49.07% of the entire Grundy population.

Vaccination efforts continue through the Grundy County Health Department and local retail pharmacies. Appointments for Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson are available each week through the Health Department, as supplies last. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 815-941-3404.

Two walk-in clinics are scheduled for this week in Grundy County:

Friday, Oct. 15: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Grundy County Administration Building, 1320 Union Street in Morris. All three vaccines available, as supplies last. Doses to be administered include first, second, third, and boosters (Pfizer only) for those who received their second Pfizer on or before April 15. Unless obtaining a first dose, vaccine records of previous doses administered must be presented before anything is administered on this date.

Saturday, Oct. 16: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Jackson St. in Morris. Pfizer available, as supplies last. Doses to be administered include first, second, third, and boosters (Pfizer only) for those who received their second Pfizer on or before April 15. Unless obtaining a first dose, vaccine records of previous doses administered must be presented before anything is administered on this date. (supported by IDPH/IEMA)

Third Doses (Pfizer or Moderna): People who are immunocompromised may consider obtaining a 3rd dose of an mRNA vaccine now, which includes Pfizer and Moderna. Residents who are immunocompromised may obtain a 3rd dose of Pfizer or Moderna, and should get a 3rd dose of whichever one they received for a 1st and 2nd doses. Included in the CDC’s recommendation are people with a range of conditions, such as recipients of organ or stem cell transplants, people with advanced or untreated HIV infection, active recipients of treatment for cancer, people who are taking some medications that weaken the immune system, and others.