COVID-19 Vaccine in DeKalb County

Beginning May 1, 2024, the Health Department is only scheduling appointments for children through 18 years of age.

Call to schedule an appointment:

Children (6 months-11 years of age) call 815-748-2460

Children (12 years and older) call 815-748-2467

Other Providers in DeKalb County

Other Providers offering the COVID-19 Vaccine can be found using the vaccines.gov website.

According to the CDC, flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time.

Even though both vaccines can be given at the same visit, people should follow the recommended schedule for either vaccine: If you haven’t received your currently recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine, get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can, and ideally get a flu vaccine by the end of October.

Visit Getting a Flu Vaccine and a COVID-19 Vaccine at the Same Time for more information.

At-Home COVID-19 Tests

The FDA has extended the expiration dates of a number of different at-home test brands, lengthening their shelf lives up to two years. For the full list of test kits with extended expiration dates, visit: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/home-otc-covid-19-diagnostic-tests#list

Other Options to Receive Vaccine- Local Pharmacies

Visit www.vaccines.gov

COVID-19 Vaccination Card

As of 09/29/2023, CDC no longer distributes COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards. Providers are no longer required to complete these cards. The Health Department will continue to submit vaccine administration data through the immunization information system.

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Resources