With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine resuming in Illinois, where can residents looking for the single-shot COVID vaccine find appointments?
U.S. health officials lifted an 11-day hiatus on Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID vaccine late last month, allowing vaccinations to resume following reports of an extremely rare blood clot.
The United States Food and Drug Administration and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the benefits outweigh the risks, stressing that both are confident the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID. -19.
There are a number of options currently available in the Chicago area. It’s important to note, however, that while anyone over 16 is eligible for vaccinations in Illinois, only people 18 and over can receive the J&J vaccine.
From May 4 to 10, the vaccination site will strictly offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in one dose for walk-in appointments.
The United Center site operates seven days a week and was initially scheduled to be open for eight weeks with the capacity to deliver 6,000 injections per day at full capacity, officials said. These doses were supplied directly by the federal government and were not diverted from supplies sent to Chicago or Illinois.
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A special immunization event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 8 at the Church of the Apostolic Faith, 3823 S. Indiana Ave.
Anyone vaccinated at this event with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered a free ticket to attend a May 22 concert for the Protect Chicago Music Series. Meetings are preferred, but not required, and can be scheduled at https://rebrand.ly/MusicSeries.
The Kane County Health Department said the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will return to its vaccination centers this week.
Appointments were still available for the J&J vaccine on May 8 on Wednesday.
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As part of the Illinois Rural Immunization Team program, 1,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available without an appointment at Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene between May 18 and May 20.
As part of the same program, residents can drop in for Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses, while supplies last, at the Illinois Valley Community Center in Ottawa on 12 may.
More details on the two clinics, and other locations, can be found here.
Chicago State University
Driving vaccinations at Chicago State University use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Appointments are not necessary. The drive-thru service is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The drive-thru service is closed on Sundays.
Cook County Health’s Tinley Park mass vaccination site resumed offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 28, officials said.
The site will also continue to offer the Moderna vaccine, but individuals can choose which vaccine they prefer to receive. The site is open by appointment and without appointment for people over 18 years old.
Walk-in people are welcome at all Cook County Health mass vaccination sites, but individuals can still make an appointment at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or by calling (833) 308-1988.
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