COVID-19 Vaccine CLINICs & Information

Community On-Site Clinics

If you know an individual without Internet access who may need assistance scheduling their COVID-19 Vaccine, please refer them to the Heart of Illinois United Way's 2-1-1 referral line. HOI 2-1-1 can be contacted by calling 2-1-1 or (309) 999-4029, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved for ages 12-17. Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer are all approved for ages 18+. UnityPoint Health and OSF HealthCare have starting contacting parents of children 12-15 in their systems to schedule vaccination appointments. In addition, these healthcare systems may offer in-school clinic opportunities. Please keep an eye out for communications from these entities.

Tuesday, May 18 - Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria - Moderna

Wednesday, May 19 - Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, Peoria - Moderna

Thursday, May 20 - Itoo Hall, Peoria - Moderna

Friday, May 21 - Northwoods Mall, Peoria - Johnson & Johnson

Saturday, May 22 - Alwan & Sons, Peoria Heights - Johnson & Johnson

Saturday, May 22 - First United Methodist Church, Peoria - Moderna

Tuesday, May 25 - Limestone Community High School, Peoria - Moderna

Thursday, May 27 - Northwoods Mall, Peoria - Johnson & Johnson

Additional Health Department Clinics                   

Peoria City/County Health Department

Tazewell County

  • Broadway Clinic, Pekin
  • If you know an individual without internet or needing assistance scheduling online, please refer them to the Heart of Illinois United Way for assistance. Call 2-1-1 or (309) 999-4029; Monday through Friday, 8 am-6 pm.

Woodford County

Appointments for Woodford County clinics can be scheduled at www.woodfordhealth.org. If you know an individual without internet or needing assistance scheduling, please have them call 309-467-3064.

  • May 18 - Washburn American Legion, Washburn - Johnson & Johnson
  • May 18 - Woodford County Health Department - Pfizer
    Scheduled your first dose of Pfizer vaccine: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/gxwvh/
  • May 27 - Fieldcrest Primary School - Johnson & Johnson
  • June 3 - Metamora Township High School Library - Johnson & Johnson
  • June 11 - Woodford County EMA - Johnson & Johnson

Health Systems 

Peoria City/County Health Department, Tazewell County Health Department, and Woodford County Health Department are collaborating with OSF HealthCare, UnityPoint Health, and Heartland Health Services to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals. In addition, OSF HealthCare and UnityPoint Health are reaching out to their patients who are ages 12-17 to assist them with being vaccinated with Pfizer, which is the only vaccine currently approved for these ages.

Pharmacies

Select pharmacies throughout Illinois have started taking vaccination appointments, including many in Central Illinois. Use the State's vaccine finder website to locate participating pharmacies and make an appointment.

Help Finding Appointments

Central Illinois United Way Call Center

The United Way's 2-1-1 call center is assisting those looking for appointments locally. 2-1-1 staff will look for open appointment slots for callers.

  • Call 2-1-1 or (309) 999-4029
  • Available Monday-Friday, 8 am-6 pm

State of Illinois Vaccine Appointment Call Center

The Vaccine Appointment Call Center is a State service to assist people who do not have access to, or who have difficulty navigating, online services in making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The call center has English and Spanish-speaking staff, with the availability for translation into other languages.

  • 1-833-621-1284
  • Available 7 days a week, 6 a.m.-midnight

Information for Vaccine Recipients

COVID-19 Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients: 

COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients: 

COVID-19 Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients: 

Healthcare professionals are encouraged to report clinically important adverse events that occur after vaccination, even if you are not sure whether the vaccine caused the adverse event, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at https://vaers.hhs.gov/

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Lifted April 23, 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have lifted the recommended pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine use following a thorough safety review. The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices conducted a thorough review of the vaccine after reports of six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals following administration of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. The Illinois Department of Public Health has informed local health departments that they may resume the use of this vaccine following the FDA and CDC announcement.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?  Eligibility is open to everyone age 16+

  • Residents age 16 and 17 should take note that Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for these ages. Please check with your scheduling site to ensure it has the appropriate vaccine. OSF HealthCare and UnityPoint Health hospital systems will be reaching out directly to their 16 and 17-year-old patients.
  • If you know an individual without internet, please refer them to the Heart of Illinois United Way for assistance. Call 2-1-1 or (309) 999-4029; Monday through Friday, 8 am-6 pm.

What is an Emergency Use Authorization? How is safety taken into account?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for authorizing a vaccine for emergency use. Learn how they do this at https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/emergency-use-authorization-vaccines-explained.

How do vaccines work in our bodies? Are there different types?

Vaccines work by triggering an immune response from our body. Different types of vaccines can produce this response. Learn the details of how our bodies do this and the different vaccine types from the Center for Disease Control's website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/how-they-work.html.

What is an mRNA vaccine? How is it different from past vaccines we have had in the U.S.?

The current COVID-19 vaccine candidates that are authorized for emergency use in the United States were developed using mRNA technology, which is different from vaccines the U.S. has previously used. The Center for Disease Control's website explains more about what these are and how they work: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html?fbclid=IwAR0iMyaBDSeoXHRK4hgZvJkGpx-j-FsX8a5Fid2zJbA6D6tQ7TmXxd7ZnpI

If I already had COVID-19, should I get vaccinated?

Health officials recommend still getting vaccinated even if you already had COVID-19. As of now, research indicates natural immunity from COVID-19 lasts approximately 90 days, while immunity in those who have been vaccinated is so far at approximately 9 months (length of longest study). As clinical trials continue, we may see this immunity lasting longer.

How is a vaccine developed in the U.S.? What kind of regulatory process is there to determine if it is safe and effective?

The FDA regulates vaccine development and approval in the U.S. through a strict process. Read more on the steps between research and development to approval at https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/development-approval-process-cber/vaccine-development-101.

What is 'Operation Warp Speed'?

Operation Warp Speed is a partnership among the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense to help develop, make, and distribute millions of vaccine doses for COVID-19 as quickly as possible while ensuring that the vaccines are safe and that they work. The HHS website explains the partnership's goals and gives a timeline of events: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/explaining-operation-warp-speed/index.html.