About the COVID-19 Vaccine. . . .

Here’s what we know so far about distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Illinois Valley:

  • Healthcare workers who have direct contact with patients are receiving the vaccine first. IVCH received 295 doses Dec. 16 and all were given to doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers whose jobs involve direct patient care.
  • More vaccine will be coming but none will be available for the general public until all healthcare workers are immunized.
  • Nursing home staff and patients are also high priorities for receiving the vaccine, which will be sent directly to local nursing homes. IVCH is not involved with distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to nursing homes or administering the vaccine to nursing home patients.
  • A schedule for giving the vaccine to the general public is not yet set and may not be for a number of weeks. Calling your physician’s office at this time will not yield you any further information and is not advised. Watch for an announcement from your county’s health department about when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for the public.
  • Until the vaccine has been administered widely throughout the Illinois Valley, please continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing when leaving your home. Thank you!
  • To learn more about the COVID-19 distribution process, go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
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    The LaSalle County Health Department anticipates being able to move into Phase 1B as early as next week. Phase 1B will include frontline essential workers and residents age 65 and older. In the beginning stages of Phase 1B, priority will be given to individuals age 65 years and older, as they have experienced the highest mortality rate. In preparation and planning, LaSalle County Health Department ...

  • About the COVID-19 Vaccine. . . .

    Here’s what we know so far about distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Illinois Valley: Healthcare workers who have direct contact with patients are receiving the vaccine first. IVCH received 295 doses Dec. 16 and all were given to doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers whose jobs involve direct patient care. More vaccine will be coming but none will be available for the general ...

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  • IVCH Coronavirus Update

    The Illinois Department of Public Health and the LaSalle County Health Department have both issued warnings that the number of COVID-19 cases in the county is increasing and similar reports have also been received from surrounding counties. Both agencies are recommending renewed adherence to safety measures that have proven to be successful in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. They include: ...

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    Illinois Valley Community Hospital administered its 1,000 th test for the novel coronavirus over the Independence Day weekend. Although it’s a test for a disease almost no one had ever heard of six months ago and in terms of quantity is still well down on the list of diagnostic tests performed at IVCH every day, the covid-19 nose swab has taken on an out-sized importance in life at the ...

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