ULLIN – Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) announced that it will close their current COVID-19 Vaccine Waiting List March 12th at 4 p.m.
A link to the online contact list has been posted on S7’s Facebook page and on their website since late December at www.southern7.org.
Beginning Friday evening, residents in the seven county region can begin scheduling themselves for COVID-19 vaccine appointments using the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration system online here.
Once S7HD closes their own vaccine wait list on Friday, individuals who have already registered their name and information will still be called in order of their registration date to get scheduled for an appointment if they’re unable to book themselves using the new online system.
“We are blessed with the extra personnel from the Illinois National Guard and an increase in vaccine shipments headed to southern Illinois,” Nathan Ryder, Outreach Coordinator for Southern Seven’s Contact Tracing Team, said. “This means we can vaccinate a larger number of people each day at a much quicker pace. Utilizing the state’s online scheduling system while working through our current waitlist will greatly help us out.”
Currently S7HD is operating two mass vaccination locations in the region each day, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.