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Moraine Valley Offers COVID Vax Clinic Monday, Re-Opens Test Sites

PALOS HILLS, IL — With suburban Cook County now at high risk for coronavirus transmission, Moraine Valley Community College is partnering with the Cook County Department of Public Health to offer a summer COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 2 to 7 pm Monday, June 6, at Moraine Room 3, inside Building M at the main campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, in Palos Hills. The first 30 people to be vaccinated will receive a $100 Visa gift card.

Additional COVID-19 clinics are scheduled for July 10, Aug. 3 and Aug. 24 on the Palos Hills campus.

All first and second doses will be administered, as will first boosters (12+ years), second boosters (50+ years or severe immunocompromised only) and pediatric doses. The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available.

Moraine Valley is also reopening its COVID-19 testing sites using the SHIELD saliva test developed by the University of Illinois. The site is open to the public. To receive results, testers must create a SHIELD account. Results are posted 24 to 48 hours after testing. Visit the SHIELD Illinois portal to create an account.

Testing is being offered at the college’s main campus and extension sites. Hours are as follows:
Palos Hills campus – Building T, Fogelson Theater lobby
Monday: 9 am to 4 pm
Tuesday: 9 am to 6:30 pm
Friday: 9 am to 1 pm

Education Center at Blue Island – 12940 S. Western
Tuesday: 9 am to 11 am
Wednesday: 4pm to 6pm

Southwest Education Center – 17900 S. 94th Ave., Tinley Park
Tuesday: 5pm to 7pm

Walk-ins are welcome, or you can register by calling (312) 864-0591 or online.

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