Community COVID vaccination clinics continue in Elgin this week
The Kane County Health Department, in partnership with Illinois Department of Public Health, will provide COVID-19 vaccines at upcoming community vaccination clinics.
The first one will be Thursday, Aug. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Food for Greater Elgin Vaccination Event, 1553 Commerce Drive, Elgin.
The next one will be Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in downtown Elgin. Register at gbpl.info/vaxclinics.
All youths, ages 12 to 17 receiving the Pfizer vaccine will receive two free tickets to Six Flags Great America Theme Park in Gurnee, while tickets remain. Minors under the age of 18 must bring a signed Pfizer consent form by their parental guardian to receive the COVID vaccine. Download the form at ow.ly/Ku6650FqSD8
For additional information and current updates about COVID-19, visit the KCHD website at KaneHealth.com or call the health department at (630) 208-3801.
According to the latest COVID-19 positivity rates from CDC, Kane County has now reached a level of transmission of "substantial."
The Kane County Health Department (KCHD) strongly supports the recently updated IDPH and CDC guidelines which recommends ever person, including fully vaccinated individuals wear a mask in public indoor settings where community levels are "substantial" or "high."
Other mitigation reminders continue to be:
• Physical distancing;
• Hand-washing and respiratory etiquette;
• Staying home when sick and getting tested.
"We were aware of the possibility that we would tip the metric and find ourselves at the substantial level since our neighboring counties' level of transmission were at the substantial level," said Interim Executive Director Kathy Fosser. "We know we have a positivity case rate that currently exceeds 50/100,000 persons. If we work together, we can regain control of our community to get the metric back down."
Vaccination is our best defense to ending the COVID-19 pandemic. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, visit www.kanevax.org.