Over a million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given to residents of DuPage County.
The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) says the official number is 1,005,620 as of today. Data from the Illinois Department of Public Health shows that 51.75% of DuPage County’s residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And for the first time this year, the county has dropped to the “moderate” level of community broadcasting.
Leader in vaccine advancement
“DuPage County continues to be a leader in resident vaccination in the state, with more than 50 percent of residents fully vaccinated and 70 percent of eligible residents 12 and over receiving their first dose of vaccine,” said Ayala. DuPage County’s Department of Health Executive Director in a press release. “In turn, COVID-19 cases, hospital stays and deaths have all decreased dramatically, confirming the safe and effective protective vaccines. I encourage anyone who has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 to get vaccinated so that we can all safely enjoy the people and places we love again. “
Six Flags Ticket Incentive
DuPage County’s goal is to have 80% of its eligible residents fully vaccinated by July 1. To help with his mission, starting today everyone 12 years old and over will receive their first COVID-19 vaccination at the DuPage Community Vaccination Clinic in Wheaton will receive a free ticket to Six Flags Great America while supplies last. All 12 to 17 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Mobile vaccination options
The county is also working to reach the community through mobile vaccination efforts. Anyone who would like the DCHD to come to their neighborhood to set up a vaccination clinic on site can apply on the DCHD website. The county also offers vaccination services for those who are at home.
As Illinois prepares to enter Phase 5 on Friday, June 11, the DCHD is reminding those who are not vaccinated to continue wearing masks and following social distancing and other preventive advice from the CDC.
Kim Pirc from Naperville News 17 reported.
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