Vaccine info & resources

NEW: The Library is planning to host two COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). At this time, they are planned for December 16 and January 6 from 10 am to 2 pm. Up-to-date information will be added to our website as we receive it.


Things to know:

Before you’re vaccinated:

Key Things to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine (from the Centers for Disease Control [CDC])
What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19 (from the CDC)
Can I Take Painkillers Before or After a COVID-19 Vaccine (from the Associated Press)
Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccination (from the CDC)

After you’re vaccinated:

What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine (from the CDC)
5 Reasons to Wear a Face Mask Even After You’re Vaccinated (from Kaiser Health News)
Don’t Share Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card on Social Media (from the Better Business Bureau)

To get a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record from MCDH, make an appointment by calling 815-334-4510 between 8 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The cost to replace the record is $2, and a release of information and photo identification is required at the time of your appointment to receive the record.

If you are vaccinated against the disease, MCDH recommends you do the following:

  • Contact your physician to find out how to enter your vaccination card into your health record
  • Take a photo of your vaccination card for backup proof
  • Do not laminate your vaccination card
  • Enter your vaccination history or test results into a SMART Health Card
  • Opt-in to either v-safe or VaxText as a way to preserve vaccination information
  • Register with the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Vax Verify to request your immunization records