COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine 3rd Dose/ Booster Information

Third Doses: People who are immunocompromised may consider obtaining a 3rd dose of an mRNA vaccine now, which includes Pfizer and Moderna. Residents who are immunocompromised may obtain a 3rd dose of Pfizer or Moderna, and should get a 3rd dose of whichever one they received for a 1st and 2nd doses. Included in the CDC’s recommendation are people with a range of conditions, such as recipients of organ or stem cell transplants, people with advanced or untreated HIV infection, active recipients of treatment for cancer, people who are taking some medications that weaken the immune system, and others.

Boosters: Booster shots of Pfizer vaccine are now approved, and the IDPH has adopted the CDC Recommendations for booster doses. CDC recommends:
-people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
-people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
-people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks
-people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Only boosters of Pfizer are approved. Persons looking for a booster will have to have had Pfizer for their first and second dose at least 6 months ago. Boosters of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are not authorized, and mixing and matching of vaccines is not recommended by CDC/IDPH.

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Upcoming Clinics:

COVID-19 Vaccine clinics for residents of any county are scheduled on the following dates:

Friday, October 22nd
Friday, October 29th
Friday, November 5th

Walk-ins are welcome between 9:00am and 1:00pm on the above dates at the Grundy County Administration Building, 1320 Union Street, Morris

Available vaccines include (as of October 19th):

Pfizer: 1st Dose, 2nd Dose, 3rd Dose or Booster
Boosters of Pfizer are only offered to persons who received Pfizer for 1st and 2nd dose, and prior to April 22nd.
Must be 12 years or older. If under the age of 14 you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If between the ages of 14-17 you MUST be accompanied by another adult and have a completed Minor Consent Form if a parent/legal guardian is not with you.  Minor Consent Forms can be found on our website at grundyhealth.com.

Moderna: 1st Dose, 2nd Dose or 3rd Dose
As of the date of this press release, a booster of Moderna is not yet officially recommended by the CDC, nor is the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) updated to include boosters of Moderna.
Must be 18 years old to receive Moderna.

Johnson & Johnson: 1st Dose or 2nd Dose
As of the date of this press release, a booster of JJ is not yet officially recommended by the CDC, nor is the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) updated to include boosters of JJ.
Must be 18 years old to receive Johnson & Johnson. 

Anyone seeking a 2nd dose, 3rd dose or booster must bring proof of previous COVID-19 vaccinations.
Media sources have started to share that boosters of Moderna and JJ are soon to be available.  As of October 19th, only boosters of Pfizer are approved.  Persons looking for a booster will have to have had Pfizer for their first and second dose at least 6 months ago.  Boosters of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are yet not authorized, and mixing and matching of vaccines is not yet recommended by CDC/IDPH.
When final guidance is released by federal agencies and adopted by IDPH, Grundy County Health Department will have all available. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination for Homebound Individuals

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with home health providers to ensure COVID-19 vaccine is available for homebound individuals and their caregivers and immediate family members.

IDPH considers a homebound individual to be someone who is:
• unable to leave the home due to an illness or injury
• experiencing a considerable and taxing effort to leave and is absent from the home infrequently, for a short duration, or to receive medical care
• requiring the assistance of a device, other persons or special transportation

If you meet this definition of a homebound individual or are a family member or caretaker of a homebound individual seeking COVID-19 vaccine, you can contact the front desk at 815-941-3404.

Vaccination Records Copy Information

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is launching a new immunization portal, Vax Verify, that will allow Illinois residents 18 years and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination record.

Vax Verify can be accessed at  https://idphportal.illinois.gov.

Parental Consent Form

COVID-19 Vaccine Parental Consent Form
Update: May 12 – The FDA has approved the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine. In accordance with (410 ILCS 210/) Consent by Minors to Health Care Services Act, this form allows a parent/legal guardian of a minor (14 years and older) to authorize vaccine administration and designate an adult to accompany the minor.  Minors under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

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