COVID Vaccine Available for 12-17 Year Old Students

The Vermilion County Health Department has opened set up opportunities for 12-17-year-old students to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.  The following information has been provided for the public to learn more about this opportunity.


 Pfizer Vaccine Clinics for 12-17 year old VERMIION COUNTY STUDENTS ONLY – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN The FDA and ACIP have approved Pfizer Vaccine for individuals 12 years old and up.  We are asking that you register your child so that we know how much vaccine to have on hand.  We will allow some walk-ins, but that will be dependent on supply. Walk-ins should come no later than 30 minutes before the end of the clinic.   If you do not register, we cannot guarantee a vaccination at this time.  You will be able to register online or you can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264.  NOTE:   Do not call the schools to register as registration will be through the health department.  


We will be having 12-17 year old clinics at the following locations on the following dates:  

NOTE:  Children must have a parent/guardian with them to sign the consent form.  Please only have 1 parent/guardian come to the clinic and only the children who will be receiving the vaccine to help with social distancing and flow.  You must wear a mask.  




If you have an appointment,  DO NOT come more than 5-10 minutes before your appointment.  

The information below is for all sites.  You will be asked to remain in an observation area for 15-30 minutes post vaccination*.

  • Please wear short sleeves.  This will make it easier and quicker for people to get through the vaccine station.  
  • If this is your 2nd dose (MODERNA or Pfizer), bring your vaccine card back with you.  If you have lost your vaccination card, please call the provider that issued you the vaccine card.  
  • Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are only for those 18 and older.
  • Pfizer is for those 12 and older.  (a parent / guardian MUST be present to sign the consent form.  We will not vaccinate an unaccompanied minor)
  • If you answer “Yes” to being pregnant,  you must have a doctor’s note saying you can receive the vaccine.  You no longer need a doctor’s note if you are breastfeeding.  
  • *If you answer “Yes” to having a history of allergic reactions, taking blood thinners, or autoimmune system, you may be asked to remain in observation for 30 minutes.
  • If you answer “Yes” to having received passive antibody therapy as treatment for COVID-19, you will need to WAIT 90 days after initial infection before getting your vaccine.
  • If you answer “Yes” to having a vaccine in the last 14 days, you must wait 14 days after your last vaccine to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • If you are currently in isolation due to a current infection with COVID-19, you CANNOT receive the vaccine at this time.  
  • If you are currently in quarantine due to exposure, please wait until you have been released to receive the vaccine.  
  • If you have a fever or are currently ill, you CANNOT receive the vaccine.
  • Pfizer vaccines should get their 2nd dose after 3 weeks from their 1st dose.  Moderna vaccines should get their 2nd dose 4 weeks from their 1st dose.  
  • If you have had COVID19 in the last 90 days, Vaccination can be offered, but could also be delayed 90 days if desired.