Health Department Reports 10-Case Spike

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The Montgomery County Health Department reported ten new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, July 13, the biggest single-day number of positive tests since March 2.

“It was a shock for us,” health department administrator Hugh Satterlee said.  “We’ve been doing pretty decent here.  Throughout the state, it’s the young people and kids who are unvaccinated who are testing positive now.”

As of Wednesday, July 14, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 38.12 percent of Montgomery County residents were fully vaccinated, including 41.9 percent of those age 16-64 and 76.15 percent age 65 and over.

The third of three drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, in Fillmore in the M&M Service parking lot, south of the four-way stop. All three vaccines will be available: Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson.  Pre-registration is not required; bring an insurance card if you have one.

Drive-through clinics were conducted earlier this week in Donnellson and Witt.

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 and Johnson).  Clinics are walk-in, but if curbside 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.

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