Plainfield Central High School to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic

The clinic is open to all Will County residents age 12 and older

Plainfield Central High School will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic next week for all Will County residents age 12 and older.

Anyone ages 12 through 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must provide proof of their age, according to a news release. The clinic will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 23.

Plainfield Central High School is located at 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive in Plainfield. Appointments will be added as needed when spots fill up.

Participants will receive the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses for full vaccination. Anyone who gets a shot at the clinic will be scheduled for their second dose on Aug. 13.

Recipients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk to their doctor about the potential risks of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Illinois Department of Public Health recently adopted the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance that only students and staff who are not fully vaccinated need to wear masks.

As of Tuesday, about 48.5% of Will County’s more than 690,000 residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, according to the IDPH.

For information, including where to find the nearest vaccine clinic, visit willcountyhealth.org.

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.