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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

Niabi Zoo Opens This Weekend


Monkeys, bird, snakes, and other animals are ready to greet visitors this weekend. The Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley will open for the season - for members on Saturday and for the general public on Sunday.

Director Lee Jackson says due to state guidelines the zoo can only host up to 500 people at a time.

"Our zoo is open from 9 to 3, and you can buy two blocks of tickets. So the morning block is from 9 to 12 with last entry at 11, and the afternoon block is from 12 to 3 with your last entry at 2 o'clock."

Tickets can only be bought online (niabizoo.com). Masks are required, handwashing stations have been set around the zoo, and visitors are asked to socially distance themselves from others.

Credit By TimVickers - Own work, Public Domain, Wikipedia
a beaded lizard

New this year are Crocodile Monitors from the rain forest of New Guinea, and the zoo's first ever venomous animals - Beaded Lizards.

"Beaded lizards you would run into if you are in the dry forest of north and central Mexico, and they get up to, some big animals can get over 40 inches long, but our guys are more like 24 inches."

They belong to the same family as Gila monsters.

Jackson says the much anticipated White Rhinos are expected to arrive in a few weeks.