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Posted on: June 2, 2021

58 Percent of Eligible DuPage County Residents Are Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19

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As of June 2, more than 49 percent, or 457,274, of all DuPage County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the DuPage County residents 12 years and older who are currently eligible to be vaccinated, 66 percent have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 58 percent have been fully vaccinated. Additionally, 87 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 years and older are fully vaccinated and 93 percent have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. In the past week, more than 20,000 vaccine doses were administered into the arms of DuPage County residents for a total of 978,285 doses administered to date.

“The significant vaccine uptake we are seeing here in DuPage County along with the substantial declines in new cases and hospitalizations reported are highly encouraging as we continue working to put an end to this pandemic,” said Karen Ayala, Executive Director of DuPage County Health Department. “These vaccines are safe and effective; they are saving people’s lives. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, now is the time to do it to protect yourself and your community against this deadly virus, and help us bring an end to this pandemic.” 

This week, DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) will be hosting two COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic events on Thursday, June 3 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. Anyone 12 years and older receiving their first COVID-19 vaccination will receive a free admission ticket to Six Flags while supplies last. Anyone ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visitors are encouraged to save time by pre-registering. For more information, visit www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccineclinic

DCHD reminds residents that although COVID-19 disease activity is decreasing, the risk of exposure is still present. All residents who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or who are immunocompromised should continue practicing preventive measures to stay safe, including wearing a well-fitted mask consistently and correctly, physical distancing, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces, washing hands frequently, and getting the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, to help interrupt community spread, persons with COVID-19 infection need to self-isolate (e.g., stay home except for medical care) and their close contacts need to self-quarantine unless they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had COVID-19 infection within three months of exposure. Updated recommendations on masking based on vaccination status and setting are available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html.    

DCHD continues to work towards achieving the goal of vaccinating 80 percent of eligible DuPage County residents by July 1. To help do so, DCHD is partnering with municipalities, businesses, and community-based organizations to bring smaller COVID-19 vaccine clinics closer to individuals who have not yet been vaccinated. To request an on-site mobile vaccination clinic, please complete this form or learn more at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccinemobile

DuPage County residents who are homebound or who cannot safely leave their residence to visit a vaccination clinic are eligible to be vaccinated through our homebound vaccination program and should register at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccineregistration, or call (630) 682-7400 for assistance. When registering, the form will provide an opportunity to indicate homebound services are needed. 

For DuPage County-specific vaccine data, including first dose allocations by week and allocations by provider type, are available on the COVID-19 Dashboard at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19data.  

Additional COVID-19 vaccine information about local efforts, frequently asked questions, vaccination data, and more is available at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccine.         

For general questions about COVID-19 and Illinois’ response and guidance, call 1-800-889-3931 or email [email protected]

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