Dear Warrior Family,
I wanted to inform you that starting Monday, April 12, every Illinois resident age 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you have not already been vaccinated, I strongly urge you to do so. There are multiple avenues for you to receive the vaccination.
To register for the vaccine, you can use the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration site by visiting https://covidvaccination.dph.illinois.gov. You should check the site regularly, as new vaccination appointments open all the time, and book up fast. You can also find a step-by-step video that walks you through the registration process at http://bit.ly/MCDHFindVaccine.
Retail pharmacies provide another option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You can find the locations of participating pharmacies at http://coronavirus.illinois.gov, or at the McHenry County Health Department vaccine locator page at http://bit.ly/MCDHFindVaccine. Anyone without Internet service or who requires assistance completing registration forms at retail pharmacies can call the Illinois COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 833-621-1284, daily from 6 a.m. to midnight.
In the event that you have friends and relatives without Internet, or who need translation services to arrange an appointment at an MCDH clinic, they can do so through the MCDH Call Center at 815-334-4045. Call center representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Increasing the number of vaccinations in our school and local community moves us one step closer to a full return of in-person learning, extra-curricular activities, athletic competitions, and special school-wide events. It also expedites a return to normalcy and the important connection our students have to our school community and one another when we return to school in the fall. I wish you and your family the very best.
Ryan McTague, Ph.D.