COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Illinois Migrant Council to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Effingham as Pediatric Inoculation Rates Remain Low
What: The Illinois Migrant Council, a community-based organization serving the Latinx and farmworker communities, will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for anyone ages 5 and up. Primary vaccine series and boosters will be available. No registration is required. This event is free and open to members of the public.
When: Sunday, February 6, 2022, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Church of the Nazarene, Iglesia del Nazareno (16236 N Nazarene Road, Effingham, IL)
Why: COVID-19 vaccination effectively prevents severe illness and lowers the chance of hospitalization after infection. Along with wearing a well-fitting mask in social gatherings, vaccines mitigate the spread of COVID-19, especially among school-aged children and their younger peers who are still ineligible for inoculation. Less than 15 percent of youth in Effingham County have been “fully vaccinated” despite high transmission rates throughout the region.
About the Illinois Pandemic Health Navigator Program (PHNP)
Launched in March 2021, the Pandemic Health Navigator Program (PHNP) is a network of 650+ Community Health Workers in 92 Illinois counties supporting people directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Community Health Workers trained through PHNP have responded to more than 40,000 resource requests for basic human needs, such as groceries, medicine, safe shelter, and help enrolling in human services programs. Participating organizations also sponsor public health events, such as vaccine clinics, to bolster health care access and community wellness.
Sunday, February 6
10:00am - 3:00pm
Church of the Nazarene – Iglesia del Nazareno
16236 N Nazarene Road
Effingham, Illinois 62401