Will County Health Department reduces COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours

The county’s COVID-19 test positivity rate has remained low for the past several weeks, IDPH data show

The Will County Health Department announced it soon will reduce the operating hours of its COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Starting April 5, the department’s clinic at its Joliet office only will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, according to a department Facebook post. The Joliet office is located at 501 Ella Ave.

Also, next Wednesday will be the last day to receive a vaccination or booster at the department’s Bolingbrook branch, located at 323 Quadrangle Drive.

The change comes as the daily vaccine demand has dwindled. Only about 330 shots are being administered a day in Will County, according to Illinois Department of Public Health data.

The IDPH also reported that 65.7% of the county’s almost 700,000 residents are fully vaccinated and 71.7% have received at least one vaccine dose. More than 228,000 booster shots have been administered in Will County.

Transmission of the coronavirus also has remained low in the region.

Will County’s rolling average COVID-19 test positivity rate has been about 2% for the past several weeks, per IDPH data.

For information about the change in hours or about where to find the nearest vaccine clinic, visit willcountyhealth.org or call 815-774-7386.