Illinois’ rural vaccination program comes to 2 nearby counties

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FILE – In this March 29, 2021, file photo, UM-Flint nursing student Michaela Dimello helps administer the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Genesee County residents at Bishop Airport in Flint, Mich. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that the percentage of Americans resisting getting inoculated has shrunk in the past few months. But it’s still not enough to pull America out of the pandemic, and reach herd immunity. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)

CHICAGO (WTWO/WAWV) — The state of Illinois reported on Monday plans to expand vaccine accessibility in rural communities, with residents in Vermillion and Coles County eligible for shots in the arm this week.

Vermilion County residents can make an appointment to receive the vaccine here. Coles County residents can make appointments here. Currently, Coles County’s website reports that no vaccine is available, but the state reported Monday that the county will be able to deliver 2,000 shots on Friday and Saturday, April 9-10.

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