State Senator Don DeWitte (R-St. Charles) welcomes the recent announcement of a new COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic opening in Elgin on April 7. The vaccine site will be open to all Illinoisans over the age of 16, and is not limited to those with co-morbidities or pre-existing health conditions. The site is not limited to those living in Kane County.
“My deepest thanks go out to the City of Elgin, the Kane County Board and the Kane County Health Department for their work in launching this new vaccine site,” said Sen. DeWitte. “While the mass vaccination clinics in Aurora and Batavia are providing great service to residents from the southern side of the County, this new clinic will provide for much more convenient access for those who live in the northern areas of Kane County. Especially for those living in underserved communities in Kane County’s north side, this new facility is a welcome addition to our local effort to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible.”
The new clinic is located at Elgin’s Eastside Recreational Center, 1080 East Chicago Street in Elgin. It will be open six days per week with days and hours coordinated based on vaccine supply and availability. Registration is required for this vaccine site, and residents can get appointments through the www.kanevax.org web site, or by calling 855-452-6382. Those requiring additional assistance are encouraged to call the Illinois Vaccine Appointment Call Center at 833-621-1284.
“As we see COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates begin to rise again, it’s more important than ever for Illinoisans to secure appointments for vaccines,” Sen. DeWitte added. “With the opening of this third Kane County vaccine clinic at the Eastside Recreation Center, Kane County can be a leader in vaccine distribution. As this location is not limited to just Kane County residents, those living in southern McHenry County may also find this new location more convenient.”