La Salle County Health Department releases more information on Phase 1B vaccinations

After sign-up, residents can expect email and instructions

The La Salle County Health Department provided further instruction Wednesday on what to expect after individuals eligible for Phase 1B of vaccination complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Notification Form, found online at lasallecounty.org/covid-vaccine-2/.

After signing up, residents will receive an email that they successfully have completed the notification form. Then, in the near future as clinics are scheduled, the La Salle County Health Department will send emails with specific instructions and links on how to schedule vaccination appointments.

After registering for an appointment, residents will receive an email with a “ticket,” which they will be required to bring with them to vaccination, along with a photo ID. No insurance/Medicare/Medicaid cards are required.

Any individual who needs assistance completing the form or does not have computer/internet access, please call Bridges Senior Center at 815-431-8034 or Mendota Area Senior Services at 815-539-7700. These agencies have agreed to provide assistance to anyone age 65 and older.

The La Salle County Health Department encourages anyone needing transportation assistance to contact the following organizations:

Mendota Area Senior Services provides door-to-door transportation services for any resident of La Salle County age 60 or older. Service is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for any purpose. All MASS vehicles are handicap accessible. To schedule a ride, call 24 hours in advance. Same-day service may be available based on vehicle availability.

North Central Area Transit provides door-to-door, origin-to-destination public bus transportation for La Salle County. To schedule a ride, call 833-433-6228 by 10 a.m. the day before your requested trip with the addresses of your pickup and drop-off locations and the times you need to travel. Service is available 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to anyone, for any purpose. One-way fares are $2.50 for in-town rides and $5 or more for out of town. All NCAT vehicles are lift equipped. Masks are required. Visit www.ridencat.com for more information about NCAT services.

J.T. Pedelty

J.T. is a graduate of Streator High School, Illinois Valley Community College and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale who is just over two decades into an award-winning sports journalism career.