Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living, in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Human services, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 18 Gunia Drive, Unit 1, in La Salle.
People with and without disabilities older than 12 are welcome to be vaccinated at this site. IVCIL can be contacted at 815-224-3126 for vaccine registration and additional information. Free T-shirts will be offered to those who register.
“It is important that people with disabilities get the COVID-19 vaccine,” according to the CDC. “Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.”
Vaccination is safe and will allow for a return to the normal activities people engaged in before the pandemic, organizers said. An IDHS report from June shows 43% of adults in La Salle County, 47% of adults in Putnam, Marshall, and Stark counties and 44% of adults in Bureau County are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. According to Yale Medicine, vaccination may be especially important with the new Delta variant, which could spread quickly in areas with low vaccination rates, organizers said.
IVCIL’s priority is to ensure people with disabilities in the its service area have an accessible location to receive the vaccine.