MACOMB (WGEM) – Western Illinois University (WIU) is hosting a mass walk-in vaccination clinic Wednesday and Thursday on the Macomb campus.
According to university officials, the two-dose Moderna vaccine will be available to all WIU and Spoon River College faculty, staff, and students, as well as residents of McDonough, Fulton, Schuyler, Hancock, Warren, and Henderson counties (and those who work in these counties), who are 18 years of age or older.
Officials state the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), in cooperation with WIU, the McDonough County Health Department, and the Illinois National Guard, will host the COVID-19 vaccination clinics from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., both days at the WIU Student Recreation Center on the WIU-Macomb campus.
Officials added the second dose clinic will be held on the Macomb campus between May 10 through the 13.
According to the university students living on campus who receive the first dose of the Moderna vaccine will be able to remain in their residence halls until their second dose is received if they wish. Students who are leaving Macomb prior to the scheduled second clinic must make arrangements with another state clinic or pharmacy to get their second dose within 28 days.
For more information, visit the McDonough County Health Department at mchdept.com.