COVID-19 Vaccine in DeKalb County
dekalb county illinois covid-19 vaccine
Eligibility is open to all individuals who meet the age requirements to receive the vaccine:
- Moderna Vaccine: Must be 18 years or older to receive the vaccine.
- Pfizer Vaccine: Must be 5 years or older to receive the vaccine.
- Janssen (J&J) Vaccine: Must be 18 years or older to receive the vaccine.
Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am-11:30am and 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Call us at 815-748-2401 for assistance.
COVID-19 VACCINE FOR CHILDREN AGE 5-11 (AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Pediatric appointments are offered by appointment for your child at the Health Department please call 815-748-2401.
You can also check the following:
- Check with your child’s pediatrician or healthcare provider.
- Check with a local retail pharmacy.
- Visit www.vaccines.gov to find a provider near you.
More information about COVID-19 vaccines for children can be found by visiting COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens | CDC.
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Updates
COVID-19 Immunocompromised Client Attestation Form
Please print the following form and bring it filled out to your 3rd dose appointment if you are someone who is immunocompromised. If you do not have access to a printer, you can receive the form the day you arrive for your vaccine.
Individuals eligible for the booster dose or a third dose for those who are immunocompromised can visit www.vaccines.gov and enter your zip code to find a vaccine provider near you.
- CVS Pharmacy strongly encourages people to make appointments for boosters at https://cvs.co/3AHPFii.
- Jewel-Osco is accepting walk-ins or people can make appointments at www.jewelosco.com/pharmacy
- Walgreens is accepting walk-ins but encourages people to make appointments to get their boosters at Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine or by calling 1-800-Walgreens.
- Walmart is accepting walk-ins or people can make appointments at walmart.com/covid.5
COVID-19 Client Administration form
Please print the following form and bring it filled out. If you do not have access to a printer, you can receive the form the day you arrive for your vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccination Card
- Which COVID-19 vaccine you received.
- The date of your first dose.
- Where you received it.
- If you received the vaccine from the DeKalb County Health Department, please call 815-748-2401 to request your replacement vaccine card.
- Visit IDPH’s page for information about Illinois’ web-based immunization record-sharing. https://idphportal.illinois.gov/s/?language=en_US
- If you enrolled in v-safe after your first vaccine dose, you can access your vaccination information there.
- Talk to a vaccination provider if you were unable to retrieve your vaccination information through the previously mentioned methods.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe.
Results from these monitoring efforts are reassuring. While some people don’t have any side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, many people will have mild side effects after COVID-19 vaccination, like pain or swelling at the injection site, a headache, chills, or fever. These reactions are normal and show the vaccine is working. A small number of people have had a severe allergic reaction (called “anaphylaxis”) after vaccination, but this is extremely rare and when it does happen, vaccination providers have medicines available that they can use to effectively and immediately treat the reaction. You will be asked to stay for 15–30 minutes after you get your vaccine so you can be observed and provided treatment in the rare case it is needed.
The combination of COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others offers the best protection from COVID-19. CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible.