MERCER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 TESTING
(April 4, 2022, ALEDO, IL) At this time, due to a much appreciated decrease in COVID-19 transmission in our county, Mercer County Health Department has returned to offering drive-thru testing BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please call 309-582-3759 to make an appointment.
COVID-19 THIRD DOSE INFORMATION
A third dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine administered at least 28 days following the first two primary doses of these vaccines is authorized for administration to individuals at least 18 years of age (for Moderna) or 5 years of age (for Pfizer) who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.
Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?
Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
Advanced or untreated HIV infection
Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
COVID-19 BOOSTER INFORMATION
COVID-19 Boosters are now available at the Mercer County Health Department for:
Those 18 and older who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago - it is recommended that these individuals receive one of the mRNA vaccines for their booster dose (either Pfizer or Moderna)
Those 18 and older who received their second dose of a Moderna vaccine at least 5 months ago
Those 12 and older who received their second dose of a Pfizer vaccine at least 5 months ago
For those 18 and older, we may provide a different type of COVID-19 vaccine as a booster than was initially given for those who have a preference, but it is recommended that it be one of the mRNA vaccines - Pfizer or Moderna. (At this time only Pfizer is available for those under age 18.)
COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
The Mercer County Health Department is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 5 years of age or older who is either an Illinois resident or works in Mercer County, IL.
For vaccine availability please watch our Facebook for updates or call to schedule your appointment 309-582-3759.
VACCINE REGISTRATION FORM
Save time when you come in to receive your COVID-19 vaccine by printing and filling out the registration form below. Please bring this form with you to your scheduled appointment. Any mailed in forms will be shredded.
If you are unable to print the form prior to your appointment or if you forget it, we will have forms available at the time of your appointment.
MODERNA VACCINE INFORMATION
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