“As the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed, many residents may find themselves with questions about when they will be eligible to receive the vaccine and how to access it,” said Hernandez. “Fortunately, the Kane County Health Department has created an email notification system that will alert residents with timely updates and information on vaccine distribution. I encourage Kane County residents who anticipate getting vaccinated to sign up for these important updates.”
The KCHD vaccine notification system is open to all Kane County residents. Those who sign up will be asked to provide basic contact information including their name, the city in which they live, zip code and email address. Once signed up, the KCHD will send email updates and information about the vaccine as soon as it becomes available. To sign up for the vaccine updates, residents can visit the KCHD home page at https://kanehealth.com/. The notification system is not a vaccine registration or appointment system.
Hernandez is also highlighting a new state-wide COVID-19 vaccination website that offers information including nearby vaccination sites, how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state’s plan and eligibility, and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Walgreens and other pharmacy partners are already taking appointments and administering vaccines for eligible individuals under Illinois’ Phase 1b COVID-19 vaccination plan. For more information, individuals can visit Coronavirus.Illinois.Gov.
“I am thankful that we are finally at the point of administering COVID-19 vaccines in Illinois and are able to see a light at the end of the tunnel, but we must remain diligent in our prevention efforts to stop the spread of the virus,” said Hernandez. “COVID-19 cases continue to spike in our community, and while the vaccine will ultimately save lives once widely available, in the meantime we all must continue to do our part to save lives by staying home, practicing social distancing, wearing a mask and washing our hands frequently.”