Kane County Health Department Receives First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

The Kane County Health Department (KCHD) received the first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, December 16. The initial shipment of 4,795 doses of the vaccine was distributed to the priority group of the five Kane County hospitals. The first group to receive the vaccine under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations are healthcare workers and those serving in healthcare facility settings who are at an increased risk of exposure. Distribution to hospitals will roll out over the next few weeks, depending on supply. The expected start for long-term care facility vaccinations is late December. KCHD is also working closely with first responder departments, including Fire Departments and EMS systems to prepare for vaccine distribution to all first responder personnel throughout the county.

The Sugar Grove Police Department is in contact with the Kane County Health Department and will assist with vaccination distribution as needed. Vaccinations for the general public are not likely to begin until early spring. Kane County residents will be informed of availability at that time. The health department is currently not accepting vaccination appointments. The public is advised to continue to take precautions. Wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain your social distance. Avoid social gatherings and get tested if you think you have been exposed.

For questions about the COVID Vaccine, contact the Kane County Health Department at COVIDVaccine@co.kane.il.us.

To learn more, visit kanehealth.com/.

 

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