Champaign Public Health reminds people not to worry if they miss their vaccine appointment

Posted: February 23, 2021 / 5:43 pm CST / Updated: February 23, 2021 / 5:43 pm CST

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (WCIA) – Some central Illinois health departments are expecting smaller shipments of vaccines. It is because of federal supply shortages and delays caused by winter storms.

Time has caused many in Champaign County to miss their vaccine appointment, but health officials tell people not to panic if they need to reschedule.

Officials said if you missed the second dose, you’ll have six weeks to reschedule the appointment without losing its effectiveness.

If you missed your first dose, you will probably have to wait longer due to limited availability. That said, if you still need to reschedule, you won’t lose your seat in line.

“As soon as we have the vaccines, the people in the priority group will all be able to have access to vaccines as soon as possible,” said Awais Vaid, a public health official at Champaign.

Health officials said to be sure where your check-in appointment with your vaccine clinic is.

So far, 22% of the population in Champaign County has …

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