ENCOURAGING VACCINATION–On May 4, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker held a press conference at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta to encourage southern Illinois residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
As the State of Illinois moves closer to the bridge phase of reopening, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are working on trying to convince more people to get vaccinated.
On Tuesday, May 4, Pritzker held a press conference at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, specifically to encourage residents of southern Illinois.
At the event it was announced that the Randolph County Health Department will partner with the Illinois National Guard to host a vaccination event at the WSRC on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
The Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine is the only vaccine that will be administered during this two day event.
The event is open to ALL Illinois residents age 18 and older. Interested individuals may walk-in and receive a vaccine or register for an appointment at https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/qqvjg-51/.
As a special incentive, anyone who receives the vaccine at the WSRC vaccination event will receive 100 free targets of trap, skeet or sporting clays for use at the WSRC. The free targets can be redeemed upon receipt through October of this year, excluding days of major sporting events.
For more from this press conference, please see this week’s print edition.