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Adams County health officials push mobile vaccination clinics as demand slows

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QUINCY, IL. (WGEM) -- According to the Adams County Health Department, fewer people have been getting the COVID-19 vaccine in recent weeks.

Health department officials said when it comes to people deciding whether to get vaccinated, convenience is key.

"We certainly have seen the demand for the vaccine drop and that’s why we’ve seen the Oakley-Lindsay vaccine site close as the model as we move from mass vaccination into convenience vaccination," Adams County EMS and Emergency Management Chief John Simon said.

The health department set up a mobile vaccine clinic Sunday at Adams County EMS Day at Quincy Town Center and some attendees said they decided to get their shot on the spot after seeing the unit.

"We were just making our way around all the stands and saw the Blessing Wellness sign and I figured it was just time," Britney Boernson said.

Boernson said she’s been thinking about getting the vaccine for weeks but actually finding the time for the shot was tough with her busy schedule.

"I didn’t have to leave work or leave my kids really," she said. "So I was like, 'You know what, I’ll do it. Do it for myself, do it for the people around me.'"

Adams County officials say you’ll see more mobile vaccine sites popping up in the coming weeks to help people on the go get vaccinated.

Boernson said the fact that the mobile sites are offering the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine made her choice even easier.

"It’s the one time and I personally would prefer to do the one shot," she said. "One, done. I’m going to hang out for a little bit then I’m good to go."

There's more information on vaccination opportunities here.

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