Community corner: Vaccine info

Things to know:

  • Keep up to date about the latest COVID-19 vaccine information and availability in McHenry County specifically by visiting the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH)
  • The MCDH has started a call center for questions regarding the vaccine. Residents can call between 8 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, at 815-334-4045
  • Currently, those in Phase 1A and 1B are eligible to be vaccinated; health officials ask for your patience as more vaccines become available
  • Some retail pharmacies are offering vaccination appointments to eligible citizens (those in Phase 1A and 1B). Check the McHenry County Department of Health and the State of Illinois for locations
  • Regional hospitals are inviting patients who are 65 and older to receive the vaccine. The MCDH is encouraging residents to look for these direct communications from their healthcare provider’s health system about the option to receive the vaccine at their clinics

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)