Mt Vernon COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

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(MT VERNON, IL) The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is moving ahead nationwide, and multiple locations in Mt Vernon have it on hand, according to an online database.

On April 3, the Biden administration moved up its timeline for eligibility, in an attempt to clear up confusion generated by state rollout plans: All Americans are eligible for the vaccine as of April 19.

“That doesn’t mean they will get it that day, it means they can join the line,” said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Mt Vernon:

Phone: (618) 242-2074

Available vaccine types: Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (age 18+)

Hours: Monday: 08:00am-08:00pm; Tuesday: 08:00am-08:00pm; Wednesday: 08:00am-08:00pm

Appointment Available as of 2021-07-19 06:20:07 PDT

Phone: (618) 244-9660

Available vaccine types: Pfizer-BioNTech (age 12+), Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (age 18+)

Hours: Monday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm; Tuesday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm; Wednesday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Phone: 618-242-1442

Available vaccine types: Pfizer-BioNTech (age 12+)

Walk-ins accepted

Hours: Monday: 08:00am – 09:00pm; Tuesday: 08:00am – 09:00pm; Wednesday: 08:00am – 09:00pm

Phone: 618-244-7119

Available vaccine types: Moderna (age 18+), Pfizer-BioNTech (age 12+), Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (age 18+)

Walk-ins accepted

Hours: Monday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; Tuesday: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm; Wednesday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

(Location and vaccine availability data from VaccineFinder.org)

Note: On April 13 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a “pause” in administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while a panel reviews six cases where recipients of the vaccine developed a severe type of blood clot. Out of 6.8 million doses administered, cases in which patients developed clots are “extremely rare” the agency said in its statement, adding that part of the pause is to allow time to distribute information to doctors about the potential for the side effects.

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