The Montgomery County Health Department, which continues to host walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics each Monday and Thursday in Hillsboro, has planned a drive-through clinic Thursday, June 17, in Fillmore, and the Litchfield Urgent Care Clinic has begun weekly vaccination days on Tuesday and Thursday.
As of Wednesday, June 16, 36.03 percent of Montgomery County residents–a total of 10,305 people–are fully vaccinated, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
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, and Litchfield Urgent Care Clinic has begun offering the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday.
The Fillmore drive-through clinic will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, in the M&M Service parking lot, south of the four-way stop sign in the center of town; follow the signs and look for the tent. Pre-registration is not required, and each clinic will offer the choice of all three vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson. Those with insurance cards should bring them, but they are not required. Call the health department at 217-532-2001 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with any questions.
As of Tuesday, June 15, the local health department has reported 19 new coronavirus cases during the first half of the month, putting Montgomery County on pace for its lowest number of new cases since last June. The last reported death caused by the disease was on May 12.