Coronavirus Claims Another Life Last Week


The Montgomery County Health Department reported another COVID-19 death last week, the 75th in Montgomery County since the pandemic began.

The death was reported on Thursday, Sept. 2, and was the first coronavirus death here since May 12, the longest stretch between COVID fatalities during the pandemic.

The health department has scheduled two more drive-through vaccination clinics this week–in Coffeen and Walshville–plus walk-in clinics each Monday and Thursday at their office on Route 185 in Taylor Springs.

Drive-through clinics are scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Coffeen School, and from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Walshville Village Park.  All three vaccines will be available: Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson.  Pre-registration is not required; bring an insurance card if you have one.

The local health department continues to offer all three vaccinations at their main office on Route 185 in Taylor Springs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday and Thursday.  All three vaccines are available (Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson). 

Clinics are walk-in, but if curb-side service is needed, it is available.  Simply call the health department (217-532-2001) upon arrival and tell them you need a shot in your vehicle.

Last week, the Hillsboro School District reported 11 new COVID-19 cases among students and two among staff members.


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