Kane County sheriff's office helps get court workers vaccinated
The Kane County sheriff's office began offering COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday to judges, prosecutors, public defenders and other judicial system workers.
Eighty people received vaccines administered by three sheriff's deputies who are also paramedics. Three other deputies, who are also emergency medical technicians, monitored recipients after they received their shots to make sure they didn't suffer ill effects.
The sheriff plans to host another vaccine clinic next week.
At two previous clinics, the sheriff's office offered immunizations to law enforcement officers from around the county. Sheriff's employees also have helped at a health department site where vaccines are administered to first responders and educators.
The federal Department of Homeland Security has identified judicial system workers as essential critical infrastructure workers. Police, first responders and other essential workers have been allowed to get vaccines as part of Phase 1B of Illinois' vaccination plan.