The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) has the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster/third dose available for eligible individuals by appointment Monday-Friday; 9 AM- 3:30 PM. To schedule an appointment call 815-432-2483. Please note that individuals should only receive the Pfizer booster if they received Pfizer for their initial COVID-19 vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health recommend a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals in certain populations or in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.
CDC recommends the following groups should receive boosters:
• people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a boostershot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
• people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
Additionally, CDC recommends the following groups may be considered for boosters.
• people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks
• people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of PfizerBioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
At this time, there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine. Pregnant/breastfeeding individuals will need to bring written documentation from their Physician to receive the vaccine.
Individuals are required to bring a valid form of photo ID. Please bring your COVID-19 vaccine card with you to your appointment. If you do not feel well the day of your appointment or are in isolation or quarantine, please do not attend.
Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq. For individual concerns regarding allergies or other medical conditions please consult your own medical provider.