Health department opens vaccines to anyone age 16 and older.

March 19, 2021

Health department opens vaccines to anyone age 16 and older.

District Health Department No. 10 announced today that all currently eligible priority groups can now schedule directly online to receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at www.dhd10.org/schedule. Those currently eligible include adults ages 50 and older, healthcare workers, frontline essential workers, and caregivers of individuals with special needs. People can schedule online even if they are currently on a waiting list. Those who do not have computer access may call 888-217-3904 during regular business hours for scheduling assistance.

Starting Monday, March 22, anyone age 16 and older will also be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from DHD#10; however, a person must be age 18 or older to schedule themselves online. It is not necessary to have a medical condition to be eligible. Individuals aged 16 and 17 must be scheduled by a parent or legal guardian and can only receive the Pfizer vaccine. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a 16- or 17-year-old and you want them to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please enter their information on the 16-17 waitlist at www.dhd10.org/covid-19-vaccine beginning Monday. One of our schedulers will contact you directly to schedule. Please do not schedule 16- or 17-year-olds online.

“Vaccine supply is improving so we decided to open up the eligibility to anyone 16 and over starting Monday,” said Kevin Hughes, Health Officer for DHD#10. “We will add clinic dates each week, so if there are no dates available when you go to schedule online, keep checking back for more dates to open up and try and schedule again.”

For questions, email [email protected]. For more COVID-19 vaccine information, visit us at www.dhd10.org/covid-19-vaccine. To stay informed, sign up for a Public Health Alert at www.dhd10.org/subscribe.

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