Vaccination Syringes.jpg (copy)

The McLean County Health Department received its delayed shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. MCHD also announced the new dates for those who were affected by the delay and unable to receive their dose. 

The McLean County Health Department has just received its delayed shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Many appointments were canceled last week due to weather-related issues, but new appointment dates have recently been announced. The vaccinations will take place at the Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.

Appointments that were canceled on Feb. 16 will now be scheduled for Thursday. Those that were canceled on Friday will now be scheduled for Tuesday.

Time slots will remain the same, and only the day of the appointment will change.

MCHD is still waiting to open additional clinics for when the vaccine supply allows. It has taken some time for more vaccine shipments to come in for first doses.

Individuals do not need to call ahead of time to confirm their appointments. An email is being sent out to all those affected by these unprecedented circumstances.

MCHD will also make sure to include in the email the instructions to reschedule an appointment if there appears to be a conflict.

At this time, MCHD's partners from Carle BroMenn Medical Center have delivered over 4000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. McLean County has administered over 6,600 doses to its residents.

They want to make it clear that everyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will get one eventually, it will just take some time.  

PEYTON BELL is a News Reporter for The Vidette. Bell can be contacted at pmbell@ilstu.edu. Follow Bell on Twitter at @peyton_vidette 


IF YOU SUPPORT THE VIDETTE MISSION of providing a training laboratory for Illinois State University student journalists to learn and sharpen viable, valuable and marketable skills in all phases of print and digital media, please consider contributing to this most important cause. Thank you.

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.