Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Friday, March 19, that higher education staff, among other groups, will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 22. This announcement comes a day after the Governor announced that anyone 16 and older will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, April 12.
Read the press release to learn more about this change to COVID-19 vaccine eligibility.
Illinois State University Vaccination Clinics
Illinois State University is collaborating with the McLean County Health Department to provide on-campus vaccination clinics for Illinois State students, faculty, and staff who are eligible under the IDPH vaccination plan.
At this time, it is anticipated that there will be one clinic per week, staffed by an 18-person Illinois National Guard team for members of the University community. The number of clinics offered may change based on vaccine availability. Clinics will continue to be located in the Bone Student Center.
Individuals must show their Redbird ID Card upon arrival to the clinic and be an eligible Illinois State University student or employee to receive a vaccine at an on-campus location. Learn more about clinic dates and registration by visiting the Coronavirus website. While participation is not required, all employees are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Students and employees are encouraged to seek additional opportunities for vaccination as campus clinics will be limited based on vaccine availability. In addition to clinics held on-campus, learn more about McLean County Health Department and statewide vaccination clinics. There is no requirement that students and employees be vaccinated on campus.
Illinois State University remains in constant contact with the McLean County Health Department (MCHD) regarding vaccine availability for the campus community. MCHD determines when and how much vaccine the University receives based on the distribution of vaccines from the state and need at the University which is based on guidance from IDPH.
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and on-campus vaccination clinics by reading the FAQs on the Coronavirus website.