Covid-19 Updates

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 12 years or older to receive the vaccine.
  • Janssen (J&J) Vaccine: Must be 18 years or older to receive the vaccine.
Call us at 815-748-2401 for assistance.

COVID-19 Client Administration form

Please print the following form and bring it filled out to both your 1st dose and 2nd dose clinic. If you do not have access to a printer, you can receive the form the day you arrive for your vaccine.

COVID-19 Client Administration Form-English

COVID-19 Client Administration Form- Spanish

COVID-19 immunocompromised Client Attestation form

Please print the following form and bring it filled out to your 3rd dose 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.

Attestation Form

COVID-19 VACCINATION CARD
 
You will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card after you get your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The card tells you:
  • Which COVID-19 vaccine you received.
  • The date of your first dose.
  • Where you received it.
If you received a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two doses (Pfizer and Moderna), bring the card to your second appointment so the second dose information can be filled in. 
 
If you did not receive a vaccination card at your first appointment or have lost your vaccination card, contact the provider that administered the vaccination. If you are unable to contact the provider, there are other ways of obtaining your COVID-19 vaccination record:
 
After getting vaccinated, keep your card safe. It is best to keep it protected by using a plastic sleeve rather than laminating it. You should not post your vaccination card on social media as it contains personal information.
Vaccine Safety

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.

What you need to know about Johnson & Johnson vaccine:

  • CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine resume in the United States, after a temporary pause.
  • Reports of adverse events following the use of J&J/Janssen vaccine suggest an increased risk of a rare adverse event called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). Nearly all reports of this serious condition, which involves blood clots with low platelets, have been in adult women younger than 50 years old.
  • A review of all available data at this time shows that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks.
  • However, women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare but increased risk of this adverse event and that there are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen.
  • CDC and FDA will continue to monitor the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Seek medical care right away if you develop any of the symptoms below after receiving the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, call your doctor, nurse, or clinic.