The Adams County Health Department announced yesterday, that the next group to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (Group 1B) can start making appointments.

Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine recipient’s is almost complete. This group contains frontline workers, Adams County residents 65 and older, security personal, fire, and law enforcement. Now the health department is ready to move on to the next phase. If you are a public transit worker, United States Postal Worker, in education (including teachers and day care workers), work in manufacturing, food and agriculture, work in grocery stores, and work in a shelter or adult day care you are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Registration for all of these groups will begin Monday, you must pre-register to get your vaccine, and you must make an appointment. Beginning at 9 am on January, 15 if you are eligible, you may also call 217-600-4VAX (4829) to schedule an appointment, no walk-ins will be allowed. For more information about the next phase and to register online just go to the Adams County website. All vaccines will be given at the Oakley-Lindsay Center.

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When these groups are done receiving this vaccine, and more vaccines are available, the next phase of recipient’s will be announced. When it is my turn, I will be getting the vaccine, this is a personal choice that after research and talking with my family doctor I have decided to do. In order to keep my loved ones safe, my community safe, and my friends safe, I have decided to take the vaccine when it is available to me.