Phone in registration announced

Geneseo Republic
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The Henry and Stark County Health Department and the Henry County Office of Emergency Management remind area residents they now have a “Phone In” Registration for the COVID-19 Vaccination Series.  Those eligible to participate in this Phone-In registration are any Henry and Stark County residents age 65 and over who truly have no internet access.  The number of appointments is limited and will be given out on a first come, first served basis.  To register please call the Health Department at (309) 852-7242 Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. 

      Sandy Sommer, RN Director of Clinical Services with the Henry and Stark County Health Departments states, “Please note, we encourage family and friends to share this information with anyone over 65 years without internet access.”

     Those calling in to register should have the following information ready for the staff assisting with setting up appointments.

The will need to know: Name, Address, Phone #, Date of Birth, Age, Sex, Current Primary Physician, and Employer (if applicable)

Also these questions:

Have you ever received a COVID shot? If yes, which product? (Pfizer, Moderna, other product)

Have you ever had a severe allergic reaction to something?

Was the severe allergic reaction after receiving a Covid shot?

Was the severe allergic reaction after another vaccine or another injectible medication?

Have you received passive antibody therapy as treatment for Covid?

Have you received another vaccine in the last 14 days?

Have you had a positive test for COVID or has a doctor ever told you that you had Covid-19?

Do you have a weakened immune system caused by something such as HIV infection or cancer or do you take immunosuppressive drugs or therapies?

Do you have a bleeding disorder or are taking a blood thinner?

Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?

DO NOT COME EARLY, there is sufficient vaccine for all time slots. You will only need to bring a valid Government ID (No Insurance or Cost necessary)

     The clinic will be held at Black Hawk College-East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road, Galva, IL. Clinic and number of participants will be based on vaccine availability and are subject to change.  Drive-Thru clinics and site limitations are necessary due to social distancing requirements, central local for entire service area, winter weather conditions, and the recommended wait time after receiving the vaccine.     

     The Health Department and OEM note that currently demand for the vaccine is far greater than available vaccine supplies and want thank all our area residents for their continued support and patience during the Covid-19 vaccine distribution rollout and note that when we work together there’s nothing we cannot achieve and overcome. For more information on the Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan in Illinois go to:  http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq