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R.I. County Holds First Vaccination Clinic

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Rock Island County will hold the its first drive-through COVID vaccination clinic Tuesday. It's only for health care workers and will be held at the Greater Quad City Auto Auction in Milan.

Nita Ludwig, Administrator of the county health department, says anyone getting the vaccine will have to show the appropriate identification. The next group eligible will be what's called "essential workers," that includes police, fire, teachers, bus drivers, day care workers, and employees of the Post Office.

"Rock Island Health Department leaders expect to have clinics at the Auto Auction each Tuesday until the residents have the opportunity to take the vaccine through this phased approach."

Ludwig doesn't know who will be included in the next phase of vaccinations in Illinois, but emphasizes the health department will share that information when it becomes available.

The department is also working with local pharmacies and Community Health Care to schedule more vaccination clinics, especially on weekends, in the Quad Cities.