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Updated 8/3/2021 - The CDC COVID-19 tracker shows Rock Island County's level of transmission is "substantial," and Scott County's is "high." At those levels, the CDC recommends everyone (whether vaccinated or not) wear a mask in indoor public places and practice social distancing. Local health departments are asking everyone to follow all the CDC guidelines. Both departments say the best way to prevent serious illness and death from the coronavirus infection is vaccination. People from 12 years old and up are eligible and can find a place to get one at vaccines.gov. Vaccines The Scott County Health Department offers a weekday, Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic on the 4th floor of the Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W. 4th St. in Davenport. Illinois and Iowa residents are eligible, and walk-ins are welcome.Rock Island County Health Department, 309.793.1955. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 am until 4 pm (but not during the noon hour) at its offices at 2112 25th Ave. in Rock Island. 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.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

Vaccinations Begin for Other Health Care Workers


Now that hospital health care workers are being vaccinated for COVID-19, other health care workers can start receiving their shots. The first large scale clinics for Scott County will be held later this week, while Rock Island County will hold its first one next week.
Amy Thoreson from the Scott County Health Department says the clinics on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be by appointment, and soon other health care providers will be notified. But it'll be a very slow process.
"Vaccine supply is very limited. It will be the biggest driver of how fast this process will work and it is something we have no control of locally. There is no set amount of vaccine that comes to Scott County each week."

And she says be patient, "we'll let you know when it's your turn."
Nita Ludwig from the Rock Island County Health Department says vaccination clinics for health care workers only, will be held on Tuesdays, starting next week, in Milan at the QC Auto Auction. 
"When health care workers have been vaccinated we will move to phase 1-B and have directions from the state health department on which groups will go next. These will include residents 75 and older."
She emphasizes more details will be announced when they're available, and that we're just at the start of what she calls a "months-long marathon of vaccinations."