Egyptian Health Dept. to accept Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Egyptian Health Dept. to accept Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine appointments
The Egyptian Health Department will begin accepting appointments on Monday, January 18 to give COVID-19 vaccines to individuals who meet the Phase 1B requirement. (Source: WMBF NEWS)

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.

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