Hall Township Food Pantry hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic

State rep. encourages residents to get vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine clinic is scheduled 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Hall Township Food Pantry, 500 N. Terry St., Spring Valley.

“I highly encourage everyone to take advantage of this free and accessible clinic if they have not been vaccinated yet,” said state Rep. Lance Yednock (D-Ottawa), who issued a reminder of the clinic. “As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the state, it’s important that we all take the proper precautions and steps necessary to protect ourselves and those around us that are most vulnerable, like our seniors and those with underlying health conditions.”

No appointment is necessary and the event is free and open to the public. Masks are required inside the building.

There are 15,449 residents fully vaccinated of COVID-19 in Bureau County, which is 46.83% of the county’s population. The vaccination rate is the below the state’s. In Illinois, 54.67% of the county’s population is fully vaccinated.

“I want to thank our local organizations that helped to make this clinic possible so that those who still need to get vaccinated have this easy and accessible option,” Yednock said. “We are still seeing high levels of transmission and new cases daily, and I encourage everyone to do all that they can to keep themselves safe and healthy.”