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Vaccination Opportunities

The Egyptian Health Department is hosting a 200 single-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Vaccination Clinic this Friday, April 9, 2021 at St. Kateri Catholic Church in Ridgway. This will be by appointment only. Any individual that is 18 or older and lives and/or works in Saline, Gallatin or White counties will be eligible to receive this vaccine. Please use the following link below to register for the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) clinic below. Appointments still available! Please use the link or call the Eldorado Office at 618-273-3326 to schedule an appointment.


Fairfield Memorial Hospital will be offering Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccinations by appointment only on Friday, April 9th, to the public for anyone that falls into the Tier 1A and Tier 1B category, which includes anyone over the age of 18 with chronic health conditions or works in an essential field of work and resides in the State of Illinois. You do not have to be a patient of Horizon Healthcare to received this vaccination. Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment with Fairfield Memorial Hospital COVID vaccination program, please call 618-842-2082.


No appointment will be needed for the next Ferrell Hospital COVID-19 vaccine clinic, planned for Friday, April 16. The walk-in clinic will be held at College Heights Baptist Church, located at 2321 Illinois Avenue in Eldorado. Two different vaccines will be offered at different times. From 9 AM – noon, 175 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be given. From 1 PM – 3 PM, 80 doses of Moderna will be given, and patients will schedule appointments for their second dose, due approximately 4 weeks later. Clinic ending times are approximate, as vaccine supplies may be used up prior to the stated close of each clinic. Anyone 18 and older who lives or works in Illinois will be eligible for the vaccine.


The Illinois National Guard and Jackson County Health Department are hosting Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics weekly . All Phase 1A, 1B and 1B+ Illinois residents are eligible make appointments. Please use the link to make an appointment.


Hamilton Memorial Hospital District is now offering weekly COVID-19 vaccine appointments at the Hamilton Memorial Family Clinic located at 611 South Marshall Avenue, McLeansboro. Vaccines are available by appointment only to those eligible under the Illinois Department of Public Health Phase 1a and 1b COVID-19 vaccination criteria. For appointment setting information call 618.643.5859. When calling, provide your name, date of birth, and phone number. Calls will be returned and appointment made in the order they were received.


Other local places to look for vaccines:

Kroger, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Harrisburg Medical Center, Christopher Rural Health Clinic/Eldorado Rural Health, Southern Illinois Healthcare and Ferrell Hospital. Check out their websites and/or social media accounts for more info on vaccine opportunities!


Vaccine Finder:

The Illinois Coronavirus website has a vaccine location map to help find the nearest vaccine opportunity near you, please visit to search for vaccines in the area.

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