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Local health officials announced Thursday they are working closely with the IL National Guard to bring special COVID-19 vaccination clinics to DeWitt County.

 

Executive Director of the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Dave Remmert indicates DeWitt County was selected by the state for these special clinics because the percentage of the population vaccinated against COVID-19 is below state averages, but especially amongst those age 65 and older population.

 

 

According to Remmert, vaccine demand locally is beginning to wane in recent weeks. He hopes after these clinics are concluded, the percentage of residents, especially DeWitt County residents, will increase.

 

 

It was roughly six weeks ago Remmert was very concerned over a shortage of vaccines in DeWitt County. He explains the last several weeks have allowed them to get those doses replenished.

 

 

This weekend's vaccination clinics are Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm at Blue Ridge High School in Farmer City then Monday from 9 am to 2 pm at First Christian Church in Clinton. Remmert emphasizes registration is required for these clinics and you can get registered by visiting dewittpiatthealth.com or you can call 217-935-3427 EXT 2112 for phone assistance. 

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