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Vaccines (Updated 5/24/2021)The Scott County Health Department is offering a weekday Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic at the health department on the 4th floor of the Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W. 4th St, Davenport. Illinois and Iowa residents are eligible, and walk-ins are welcome.Rock Island County Health Department, 309.793.1955. Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am - 4 pm, vaccination clinics are being held at Milan's Camden Centre, operated with the Illinois National Guard. The last day for this clinic will be May 29th. Walk-ins are welcome.The CDC has a Vaccine Finder website for the entire country. Click HERE for a Quad Cities area search.Find a list of local providers as curated by the QC COVID Coalition on togetherqc.comCASI, the Center for Active Seniors in Davenport, is helping Scott County residents 65 and older with online vaccine registration. The number to call is 563.386.7477.COVID-19 Testing InformationBesides checking the county health department websites, check HERE for permanent Illinois DPH test sites and HERE for mobile test sites. Community Health Care clinics in the Illinois Quad Cities and the CVS in Rock Island are included, but registration and screening are required.State-run COVID-19 testing sites in the Illinois Quad Cities have been cancelled. Previously, they were held at the TaxSlayer Center parking lot in Moline. See the IDPH links above for the latest information.Go to DoINeedaCOVID19Test.com to find pharmacies that offer free testing in both Illinois and Iowa.Iowa residents can register for a free COVID-19 test at TestIowa.com. The Iowa DPH testing in Scott County is by appointment at NorthPark Mall in Davenport.Local Resources:TogetherQC - Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition ResponseRock Island County Health Department, 309.793.1955Scott County Health Department, 563.326.8618Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

Augustana College to Offer a Medical Humanities Degree Program

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Augustana College is creating a new degree program to help pre-med students understand the social, psychological, and spiritual needs of their future patients. The minor will combine science and humanities classes with an internship at UnityPoint Health.  

 
Augustana Philosophy Professor Heidi Storl co-created the new minor with History Professor Brian Leech. Storl says the pandemic has made the need for a minor like this more apparent. 

 
“Communities come at this virus with different perspectives, and it is the tools and the skillset that the liberal arts provide that allow us to most effectively serve the needs of the persons who suffer from this virus.” 

 
The minor isn’t just for Augustana’s aspiring doctors. Storl says students interested in health care law and administration can enroll and get work experience at UnityPoint Health. 

 
“This is an opportunity for our students to give back to the local community. Most of our current internships take students away from the Quad Cities community, but this is one that is here, it’s at home, and it allows these students to give back.” 

 
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Augustana College nearly $35,000 to plan the new degree program. It will be offered in the fall of 2023.