ELDORADO, Ill. (KFVS) - The Egyptian Health Department (EHD) announced they will begin to accept appointments to give COVID-19 vaccines to individuals who meet the Phase 1B requirement on Monday, January 18.
The vaccine shots will be given at the health department’s Eldorado Office.
Appointments to receive a vaccine dose are required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
Individuals that live or work in Saline, Gallatin and White Counties can call EHD at 618-273-3326 make an appointment if they meet the following criteria:
- Persons 65-years and older
- Frontline essential workers: Defined as workers who are essential for the functioning of society and are at highest risk of exposure which include the following:
- First responders: Firefighters (including volunteers), law enforcement officers, 911 dispatch, security personnel, school officers (EMS workers fall under Phase 1A)
- Corrections officers/inmates: Jail officers, juvenile facility staff, workers providing in-person support, inmates
- Food and agriculture workers: Processing, plants, veterinary health, livestock services, animal care
- Postal service workers
- Manufacturing workers: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale manufacturers
- Grocery store workers: Baggers, cashiers, stockers, pick-up, customer service
- Public transport workers: Flight crew, bus drivers, train conductors, taxi drivers, para-transit drivers, in-person support, ride sharing services
- Education: (congregate child care, pre-K through 12th grade) Teachers, principals, student support, student aids, day care workers
- Shelters/adult day care: Homeless shelter, women’s shelter, adult day/drop-in program, sheltered workshop, psycho-social rehab
Individuals that meet the criteria and make a vaccine appointment are asked to bring a work identification/driver’s license to show they qualify under Phase B.
Egyptian Health Department will continue to give COVID-19 vaccines to individuals that live or work in Saline, Gallatin and White Counties that are in Phase 1A.