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Mass vaccination clinic is coming to McDonough and Schuyler county residents

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MACOMB (WGEM) -- The McDonough and Schuyler County Health Departments are working with McDonough District Hospital to offer more mass vaccination clinics.

MDH Public Relations Director, Patrick Osterman said the county will get the doses and the hospital will take care of the rest.

"If you have not gotten the vaccine yet, please do so. Everyone is looking forward to trying to get past this pandemic, this is a great opportunity for everyone 18 and older, not only McDonough county residents but from the surrounding community," Osterman said.

McDonough County Health Department Emergency Response Coordinator, Ben Thompson says the goal is to vaccinate 500 people between McDonough County and Schuyler County this Saturday.

"Being able to fill almost all 500, which I know by Saturday we will, is great and it shows that need is still out there for people to be vaccinated," Thompson said.

Thompson said it's a huge step in the county's fight against COVID-19, especially while dealing with a recent spike in cases.

He said it's not time to let your guard down.

"Please get tested, please consult your primary care physician because COVID is still here," he said.

Osterman said it will take community effort to get COVID-19 numbers down and life back to normal.

"Washing your hands, wearing the masks, it's all apart of it," he said.

Thompson said spots for the clinic are filling up quick; they only have 32 spots left.

The clinic is Saturday from 9-a.m. to 5-p.m. at the Former Farm King Building at 2700 East Jackson St Macomb, IL 61455.

If you can't make the Saturday clinic, they are also hosting a clinic tomorrow 1:30-p.m. to 3:15-p.m.

You must register and make an appointment before showing up.

They plan to offer more mass vaccination clinics in the near future.

Charity Bell

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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