In an attempt to make things more accessible and convenient for our families, the Macoupin County Health Department will be offering a Pfizer vaccine clinic at Gillespie High School for current students (16 and older only), homeschooled (16 and older only), individuals that serve in any school substitute capacity, coaches/volunteer coaches, parent/guardians with children living in the school district, any individual (16 years or older and an Illinois resident) that lives in a household with a school age child (PreK-Grade 12), as well as school employees that have not received a vaccine against Covid-19 in the past.
The event will require anyone interested to sign up using the following link and event code. The vaccine is free and you do not have to have residency in the county.
The clinic will take place at Gillespie High School during the day and Parents/Guardians who have completed all the online paperwork do not need to be present for their child to receive the vaccine. The second dose will also be administered at the high school.
Based on the number of people that register for the event, a date and time for the event will be determined. However, the event will be scheduled for the week of April 19th. We want to be able to have both doses administered prior to the last day of school.
We understand that the vaccine could present covid-like symptoms during the three day period following getting the vaccine. Students and staff who become symptomatic within three days of receiving the vaccine will not be quarantined or required to test for Covid-19 unless symptoms continue or the individual has been exposed.
The MCPHD follows IDPH’s guidance and as the effective periods for the vaccine are extended so will the length of time the vaccine ensures people are less likely to become ill and not have to be quarantined if exposed to COVID-19.
This is completely voluntary and not required by the School District. We are simply working with the Health Department to provide opportunities for individuals wanting or needing Covid-19 vaccines.
Link to Register:
Voucher Code: GILLESPIECUSD