The CDC recommends that all eligible students be vaccinated as soon as possible.
The Pfizer Vaccine is approved for individuals who are 12 years of age & older.
If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must be present for you to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Parent ID/guardian documentation required.
Students benefit from in-person learning, and safely returning to in-person instruction in the fall 2021 is a priority. Vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting vaccination can help schools safely return to in-person learning as well as extracurricular activities and sports.
St. Clair County is working to ensure we vaccinate individuals as quickly as possible.
Following IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) guidelines, St. Clair County is now vaccinating anyone 12 years and older who lives, works, or attends school in Illinois. There is no co-pay for individuals with insurance and no charge for people who are uninsured.
COVID-19 vaccination among all eligible students as well as teachers, staff, and household members is the most critical strategy to help schools safely resume full operations.
Vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are at low risk of symptomatic or severe infection. A growing body of evidence suggests that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are less likely to become infected and develop symptoms and are at substantially reduced risk from severe illness and death from COVID-19 compared with unvaccinated people.
Only a small proportion of fully vaccinated people get infected (breakthrough infections), even with the Delta variant. Moreover, when these infections occur among vaccinated people, they tend to be milder than among those who are unvaccinated. However, preliminary evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people who are infected with the Delta variant can be infectious and can spread the virus to others. To reduce the risk of becoming infected with the Delta variant and spreading it to others, students, teachers, and school staff should continue to use layered prevention strategies including universal masking in schools.
St. Clair County Health Department & IDPH Sponsored POP-UP CLINICS
1PM – 6PM
206 E Fulton St, Marissa, IL 62257
St. Clair County Health Department Vaccination Partners
Click one of the links below to check the availability of the vaccine at one of our partner locations.