Taylorville Memorial and Hillsboro Area Hospital are expected to receive more COVID-19 vaccines from the federal government. The program is called the Safety Net Direct Vaccine Allocation Pilot program. The plan which is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that five federally qualified health centers and four safety-net hospitals would be selected in the first round.
This program focuses on rural communities to bring doses to areas that have problems getting them. This is also a way to have local providers give vaccines to eliminate stigmas or worries of receiving vaccines from unknown providers. The state is providing a total of nearly 6,000 vaccines per week to the nine selected hospitals and this is on top of the dosages already allocated from the state.
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