Clinic at Dundee Township Park District senior center vaccinates 500-plus seniors

‘Seniors felt comfortable at our vaccine clinic because they were surrounded by staff they already knew in a building that was familiar to them,’ state Rep. Suzanne Ness says

More than 500 seniors were vaccinated Thursday at Dundee Township Park District Adult Activities Center at a clinic organized by two local state representatives, Illinois Migrant Council, and the Dundee Township Park District.

“Too many seniors in District 66 have struggled to secure a vaccination over the last few months,” state Rep. Suzanne Ness, D-Crystal Lake, said in a news release.

Ness and state Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, were the two legislators involved in the effort.

“That’s why I am so proud of our community for coming together to support our aging population and ensure they have access to vaccinations,” Ness continued in the release. “Seniors felt comfortable at our vaccine clinic because they were surrounded by staff they already knew in a building that was familiar to them. The priority has always been getting vaccines into the arms of vulnerable populations who need it most and (Thursday), we were able to accomplish that.”

Ness referred those 65 and older looking to get vaccinated to the area’s two county health departments.

To register with the McHenry County Department of Health, those who meet the criteria for Phase 1b or 1c can go to bit.ly/MCDHCovidVaccine. The health department’s call center can be reached at 815-334-4045 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To register with the Kane County Department of Health, go to https://laserfiche.countyofkane.org/Forms/vaccine-info-request or call 630-208-3801.