As COVID cases once again continue to surge in Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Ngozi Ezike are asking the public to get vaccinated if they haven’t, wear masks in crowded areas, practice social distancing, and get your booster. The Governor announced at a Press Conference on Tuesday that Community Based Testing Sites will expand operations to increase testing availability in Illinois.
Illinois is more than doubling personnel and adding at least 100 people to regional sites including Sangamon County to administer vaccines, prepare doses for clinic personnel, and do data entry. Starting January 3rd, Community Based Testing Sites will begin operating six days a week to increase testing availability throughout the state.
Governor Pritzker says that the increase in staffing it will allow more people to safely get the vaccine quickly and efficiently.
Testing capacity will also be increasing along with providing equipment to those who need it.
The Governor says that he will do everything he can for all Illinoisans but if you haven’t received the vaccine you’re hurting fellow Illinoisans.
For information on the vaccine in Sangamon County visit https://scdph.org. If you are unable to attend that mass vaccination booster clinic, visit vaccines.gov to find a clinic near you.