Vaccinations progress in the Sauk Valley

Vaccination numbers are continuing to improve in the Sauk Valley.

Whiteside County has administered 42,625 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 21,175 people (38.07%) fully vaccinated. Lee County has had 28,846 doses, with 14,408 people (42.1%) fully vaccinated. Carroll County has administered 9,372 vaccine doses, with 4,911 people (34.41%) fully vaccinated. Ogle County has had 39,877 doses, with 19,563 people (38.42%) fully vaccinated.

Upcoming vaccination clinics include a walk-in clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Whiteside County Health Department, 1300 W. Second St. in Rock Falls, with Pfizer for anyone 12 and older and Johnson and Johnson for anyone 18 and older. Individuals younger than 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to be vaccinated.

Sauk Valley Community College will also be having a Johnson and Johnson clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday on campus. Those interested can register online.

As of Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported a total of 13,919,385 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 11,708,874 vaccines administered.

Statewide, 5,606,931 of the population have been fully vaccinated, or 44.01%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers joined Sauk Valley Media in 2016 covering local government in Dixon and Lee County.