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More community vaccine clinics will happen next week in Adams County

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could be available right down the block from you in the coming week if you live in Adams County.

The Adams County Health Department continued their community vaccine clinics on Friday at both Quincy Save-A-Lots and Liberty Village Hall.

For Zack Cropper, who works at the Save-A-Lot at 8th and Jefferson, getting vaccinated meant just going right outside, filling out the paperwork, and getting the shot.

"I trust in science and stuff, so I thought the vaccine would be fine, so I just got the vaccine," Cropper said.

He said it's important to him so he can travel and protect his family.

"I know it exists and stuff so, no, it actually kills people. So I just wanted to protect myself as much as I can," Cropper said.

Adams County Health Department Public Information Officer Emily Andrews said the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccines make it possible to bring the shot to people where they work and live.

"Now that we have that Johnson & Johnson vaccine as a single-dose vaccine, it's great to be able to come out into the community to offer it to people who can't make it to our clinic at Oakley-Lindsay center," Andrews said.

People like Kaylyn Gaulden said it's easier to just walk up and get the vaccine, instead of signing up.

"I mean I've been wanting to get it and I hadn't been eligible to get it before, so part of that was opened up, and that I could just come to Save-A-Lot and get it," Gaulden said.

Donna Carver said it was quick and easy.

"I was scared at first, but then I got nothing to it," Carver said.

Meanwhile, Andrews said to pay attention as they might add more locations after the events next week.

"Continue to watch our Facebook posts, we'll post about, like, where are the different clinics will be held, and then also just continue to watch the news for any updates," Andrews said.

Andrews said you don't need to sign up ahead of time. She said just show up at the right time.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store off Broadway Street in Quincy is one of the next spots the vaccine clinic will be on Tuesday, but Adams County Health Department officials said there are many other places that might be closer to you next week as well.

Tuesday, April 13

  • 9:00am-11:00am: John Wood Community College Cafeteria (1301 S. 48th St, Quincy)
  • 11:45am-12:45pm: Salvation Army Thrift Store (425 Broadway, Quincy)
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm: Quincy University- Hawks Nest (1810 Lind, Quincy)

Wednesday, April 14

  • 9:00am-11:00am: Quincy Senior Center (639 York, Quincy)
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Goodwill (3904 Broadway, Quincy)
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm: Payson Fire Department (205 W. State St, Payson)

Thursday, April 15

  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Camp Point Ambulance Station (301 W. Wood St, Camp Point)
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm: Mendon Ambulance Station (E South St, Mendon)

Frank Healy

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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