KANKAKEE – AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee will host two upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics for eligible residents in Bourbonnais.
The clinic is in partnership with the Kankakee County Health Department for eligible residents and will be held, weather permitting, at 21 Heritage Drive in Bourbonnais Wednesday, March 31st and Friday, April 2nd. Both clinic days will run 9:30 am to 4 pm.
“It’s extremely important every resident receive the vaccine when they are eligible,” said Dr. Kalisha Hill, chief medical officer for AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital. “Along with continued proper precautions—masking, social distancing and hand washing—vaccination is an important way to keep our neighbors and community safe. Working together, we will stop the spread of this virus.”
The vaccine available to residents at this clinic will be the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen one-dose vaccine.
Monday marked the first day of Phase 1C vaccination guidelines, which expand the number of residents now eligible for vaccination. Those eligible for vaccines now include:
- Healthcare workers
- Long-term care facility staff and residents
- Residents age 65 and over
- Frontline essential workers, including first responders, teachers, those working in manufacturing, postal employees and grocery store workers.
- Residents with high-risk medical conditions, including cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, diabetes, heart conditions and pregnancy
- Government workers
- Restaurant staff
- Construction workers
- Religious leaders