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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

RICHD Prioritizes Second Doses at COVID Vaccine Clinic

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At this week’s COVID vaccination clinic, Rock Island County residents parked outside the TaxSlayer Center, listening to 89.7 FM and waiting for their time slot to be called. 

 

Inside, dozens of Medical Reserve Corps volunteers took temperatures, administered doses of the Moderna vaccine, and monitored patients for allergic reactions. 

 

This week’s clinic was exclusively for those receiving their second dose. Janet Hill from the Rock Island County Health Department, says it takes around one to two weeks after the second dose for immunity to kick in.  

 

"Until we get herd immunity—and that is a long way away, many more months—they need to continue to wear their mask, watch their distance, and wash their hands. They could have a little bit more security, knowing that they are protected, but we don't know a whole lot about whether people can still transmit the virus if they've been vaccinated. So, we do need these public health precautions for the forseeable future." 

 

To date, Hill says no one has needed medical attention after receiving the Moderna vaccine. The location of next week's vaccination clinic is still to be determined.