Who is currently eligible

1A – Healthcare Personnel: Hospital and Non-Hospital Settings

1B – Individuals 65+ Years of Age (with or without underlying health conditions)

· First Responders

· Corrections Officers

· Education (K-12)

· Essential frontline workers who work or live in Champaign County: o Grocery Store Workers: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service. o Food and Agriculture Workers: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care. o Shelter/Adult Day Care Workers. o Postal Service Workers. o Manufacturing Workers: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers. o Public Transit Workers: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, ParaTransit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride Sharing Services.

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone who lives or works in Champaign County that fall within Phases 1A and 1B and for anyone age 40-64 with underlying health conditions or disabilities who have not yet received their first dose of the vaccine.

Newly eligible include:

Champaign County residents age 40-64 with underlying health conditions, as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), or disabilities are now eligible. Underlying health conditions are:

• Cancer

• Chronic Kidney Disease

• COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

• Diabetes

• Heart Condition

• Immunocompromised State from a Solid Organ Transplant

• Obesity

• Pregnancy

• Pulmonary Disease

• Sickle Cell Disease

*This list is subject to change.

How to get vaccinated

***If you are overdue for your 2nd dose and have not heard from CUPHD to schedule an appointment, please call 217-239-7877 or email***

Vaccine is available for those who live or work in Champaign County who are currently eligible to receive vaccine. See who’s eligible in Champaign County here:

All slots for Champaign and Rantoul are all filled CCPHD will update their website, social media with updates for the next vaccine clinics.

Additional notes: In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability.

You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment.

Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

There is no cost to individuals to get a COVID vaccine. You may be asked to bring your insurance card if you have one, but you will not be turned away if you do not have insurance.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at:

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at:

Recent Vaccine News

It may be possible for eligible residents to receive the vaccine through Walgreens pharmacy. Local appointments have been filled however as the vaccine becomes available more appointments for eligible residents should open up. To register through walgreens for immunization you will need a MyWalgreens account. You can also check available appointments before attempting to schedule.

Link to check available appointments:

Link to schedule vaccine appointment:

Link to sign-up for vaccine updates:

On the horizon: The FDA has released an analysis of the Johnson & Johnson covid vaccine that supports its authorization for emergency use. A panel is scheduled to meet and vote on whether the vaccine will be given the approval to move forward. If approved this would now offer a third vaccine choice other than the already authorized Moderna and Pfizer vaccine. However the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would have at least 2 advantages over the two being used currently. The Johnson & Johnson shot would only take one visit rather than the two-shot model, and the vaccine does not require refrigeration. According to a Johnson & Johnson executive 4 million doses would be available in the US if approved for emergency use authorization, somewhat expanding the current supply of available vaccines.

As stated previously the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has not yet be approved for emergency use once the panel has made it’s decision I’m sure there will be further information that can be shared. Read the NPR article further details on the FDA’s findings here:


Who is currently eligible

1A EMS, Hospital Based Staff, Clinic Facility Staff, Home-health personnel, Pharmacy Staff, Other medical staff (dental, school nurses, opt., etc), Other healthcare workers

1BAge 65+, First Responders (Fire, Law Enforcement, 911 workers, security personnel, school officers), Education (Congregate Child Care, Pre-K through 12th Grade), Food and Agriculture (processing, plants, veterinary health, livestock services, animal care), Manufacturing (Industrial production of good for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers, Correction Workers and Inmates, United States Postal Services Workers, Public Transit Workers (flight crew, bus drivers, train conductors, taxi drivers, para0-transit drivers, in-person support, ride sharing services), Grocery Store Workers (Baggers, cashiers, stockers, pick-up, customer service), Shelters / Adult Day Care

** Those under 65 with underlying health conditions (starting 2/25/2021)

How to get vaccinated

There are no new updates regarding vaccine clinics for Vermilion county. No word yet on the next vaccine shipment or dates for future clinics.

VCHD asks that all residents signed up arrive close to or at their appointment time as to maintain proper social distancing while in operation. They again confirmed that the Fischer Theatre clinic for 2/25 will operate as scheduled with enough vaccine for all scheduled appointments. Also they announced that eligible residents can now be placed on a wait list by calling 431-2662 ext. 263 or ext 264 between 9am-2pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays.

** Due to the statewide shortage of COVID vaccine, it is difficult for us to say when we will call people to schedule their first-dose appointments **

If you are 65 and older, and a resident of Vermilion County, you may have the opportunity to receive a vaccine through our partner Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center (CHRHC). CHRHC is hosting clinics at their hospital in Hoopeston and at the Village Mall in Danville. Please do not call your providers office. Check your MyCarle account for scheduling options, or call (217) 902-6100.

OSF HealthCare is offering the COVID-19 Vaccine to patients by appointment only. Patients will receive an invite for their appointment via OSF MyChart, email, or phone. OSF is currently prioritizing patients using age (greater than 65) with additional risk factors to ensure patients most at risk receive the vaccination first.

Please remember that our county gets a limited amount of vaccine each week that is divided between VCHD and our hospitals. We are working with both Carle and OSF to offer as many vaccine appointments as possible.

If you are coming for your 2nd dose, PLEASE Fill out the below paperwork again and PLEASE bring your vaccine card back with you!

The Vermilion County Health Department has updated their Facebook and website stating that due to low projections (statewide shortage) they will be receiving less of the vaccine to administer. VCHD also shares vaccine shipments with areas hospitals aiding in further vaccine scarcities. The state has notified VCHD to expect no vaccine shipments for next week and only a few hundred for the next few following weeks. The state plans to send VCHD and it’s partners enough vaccines to complete the second doses so that those who have received their first are fully vaccinated. No scheduled first dose appointments have to be canceled for the Feb 25th clinic being held at Fischer Theatre. As a result VCHD is not going to be scheduling first dose appointments and will not be taking new appointments as originally scheduled for 2/16. They have also postponed taking calls until they confirm notification of more vaccine shipments and there will not be a waiting list at this time.

VCHD anticipates more vaccine shipments in March and are advising residents to stay updated via their Facebook page and website.

Vermilion County is currently in Phase 1b. Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center, in partnership with Vermilion County Health Department, is currently vaccinating Vermilion County residents 65 and older. Carle is currently contacting eligible patients via phone and MyCarle to schedule appointments or you may call (217) 902-6100. For additional vaccination opportunities in the county, visit

As of 2/8/21 the Vermilion County health department updated their site to say that IDPH is requiring that both Race and Ethnicity is indicated for our registration process to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are being seen. The necessary consent form to be filled out prior to coming to our clinics is below. This form can be found here: Please make sure you read and scroll through all the information as there is another form to be filled out and information you need to have. If you bring the original form to our clinics, we will have a quick sheet for you to fill out with the necessary demographics.

They are still working on waiting lists and they will be calling individuals who have called them. Residents are informed that the waiting list has been suspended at this time and are asked not to call, with the instruction that they can begin calling again on or after 2/16.

Vermilion County vaccine clinics by appointment only at:

Village Mall, 2917 N Vermilion St., Danville, IL

(inside the former Hallmark storefront) Please enter through the main mall entrance near Joann Fabrics.

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center

701 E. Orange St., Hoopeston, IL (enter Northwest doors).

Residents signed up previously on 2/25 will be going to the Fischer Theatre, Located: 158 N. Vermilion St, Danville

You must bring your consent form and Moderna pre-screening form with you to your appointment a link to both forms can be found here:

If you are coming for your 2nd dose, PLEASE Fill out the below paperwork again and PLEASE bring your vaccine card back with you!