Now that the COVID vaccine is open to kids ages 12 to 15, a Logan County healthcare system is offering free vaccine clinics.
Alyssa Schmidt is the Director of Compliance and Medical Staff at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. She says clinics begin Thursday and Friday this week. Individuals under 18 will be required to have a parent with them.
According to Schmidt, ALMH has been able to vaccinate over 6,000 people.
Vaccination clinics will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. It is a two-dose regimen, with the shots spaced about 21 days apart. Once people receive their second shot, they will be fully immunized about two weeks later.
An appointment is required to participate in the vaccination clinics. Registration opened May 13. To make an appointment, visit ALMH.org, click on the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic banner. For those without internet access, call 217-605-6500. The call will go to voicemail and someone will call back when an appointment is available to schedule.
Schmidt stresses these clinics are open to residents in any zip code.