Friday, January 22, 2021 Volume 1, Issue 47
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org
Over 50,000 COVID-19 Vaccine
Doses Administered Despite Limited
Vaccine Supply 
As of today, DuPage County leads the state with 1.58% of the population fully vaccinated. Over 50,000 vaccines have been administered to DuPage County residents, and 14,666 persons have been fully vaccinated with two doses, according to COVID-19 vaccination data. As the number of individuals vaccinated in the Phase 1a category increases to a substantial level, DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) anticipates beginning the transition to Phase 1b starting Monday, January 25. Based on the very limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine across the country and in DuPage County, we anticipate it may take approximately 12 weeks to vaccine the estimated 268,000 individuals in DuPage County who meet Phase 1b criteria.

Anyone who lives, works, or attends college/university in DuPage County can register for updates about where and when COVID-19 vaccine will be available at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccine. Over the coming months, people will be able to access vaccine through a health care provider, retail pharmacies, the Health Department, and many other locations. As the vaccine supply increases, much more information will be available from all of these providers about vaccine scheduling. 

“While residents wait for their opportunity to receive vaccine, we remind everyone to keep doing everything they can to prevent the spread of this virus — including wearing face masks, physical distancing, and isolating or quarantining when needed,” stated Karen Ayala, Executive Director of DuPage County Health Department. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Every week, the DuPage County Health Department will be sharing the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the coronavirus pandemic to help educate and inform county residents. For a list of additional FAQ, visit COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions.

Is it recommended to register at a pharmacy or county vaccine site?
At this time, we are recommending residents register through their county health department. Through this registration, information will be shared about when and where vaccine is available for people to begin scheduling appointments.

However, if an individual is contacted directly through their healthcare provider or medical group, before they are contacted through the health department, they should get vaccinated at the first opportunity available. 

How far in advance can I register?
People should begin registering now. This will provide them direct communication and updates as vaccination sites begin offering appointments to their corresponding phase. 

Is there a time lag or delay to get the vaccine through the county? 
The supply of vaccine is currently not adequate to meet the demand. The DuPage County Health Department is one of many healthcare providers who are currently vaccinating. We encourage people to be vaccinated at any of the healthcare providers who will be administering vaccine in the coming weeks and months. We anticipate additional vaccination sites will become available as vaccine supply increases.
DuPage County COVID-19
Vaccine Information Available on Website
The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has a COVID-19 Vaccine webpage for the public to stay informed on the latest information regarding vaccine planning in DuPage County. As more information becomes available, DCHD will share updates on its website and social media channels.

To view the COVID-19 Vaccine page, visit www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccine.

Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Illinois Department of Public Health
COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Data
COVID-19 vaccination data by county is now available through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) website. Data include the number of doses administered, the vaccination rate per population, and what percent of the population is fully vaccinated. It is important to note that vaccine distribution figures are reported in real-time, while vaccine administration figures are reported with as much as a 72-hour lag. 
COVID-19 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
DuPage County COVID-19 Testing Sites
The DuPage County Health Department offers two community-based drive-thru testing sites to residents. Anyone can be tested, and no appointment, doctor referral, or insurance is required. Visitors are encouraged to pre-register at testdirectly.com. Please note: Pre-registration does not guarantee testing or a place in line for that day.

For more information about COVID-19 testing in DuPage County, visit www.dupagehealth.org/covid19testing.

421 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to noon, or until test capacity is met.
*** Please Note: This testing site will close after January 29, 2021. *** 

1033 N. Villa Avenue, Villa Park, IL
Sunday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until test capacity is met.
Testing Site Locations in DuPage County
The DuPage County Health Department reminds residents that there are various COVID-19 testing locations throughout DuPage County. For a list of testing locations near you including CVS and Physicians Immediate Care, visit the IDPH Testing webpage.

Additionally, Walgreens also offers COVID-19 testing.
Pillars Community Health
COVID-19 Testing in Willowbrook
Pillars Community Health offers drive-up testing for COVID-19 across the street from Burr Ridge Middle School in Burr Ridge.

Testing is restricted to people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have had a close contact with a confirmed exposure. Limited tests available; an appointment IS REQUIRED: Call
708-PILLARS (708-745-5277) and follow the prompts.

VNA Health Care COVID-19 Testing
VNA Health Care offers COVID-19 testing by appointment only to new and existing patients with or without symptoms. 

Community mobile testing clinics are also available in Bensenville and West Chicago through VNA Health Care.

VNA Mobile Clinic at St. Alexis Catholic Church
400 W Wood Ave, Bensenville, IL, 60106

VNA Mobile Clinic at St. Andrew's Church
155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, 60185

To schedule an appointment, call (630) 892-4355 or (847) 717-6455.

For more information or to view a list of additional VNA locations, visit www.vnahealth.com/covid-19-testing.
Illinois COVID-19 Hotline and Email Address
If you have questions about Coronavirus - Call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline:

1 (800) 889-3931 or, send an email to: dph.sick@illinois.gov

Both are available anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Friday, January 22, 2021 Volume 1, Issue 47
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org