Tim Nelson, System Director, Communications & Media Relations
AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee County Health Department Partner on Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Kankakee, IL (March 29, 2021) — On Wednesday, March 31 and Friday, April 2, AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee will partner with the Kankakee County Health Department to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible residents through a drive-through clinic in Bourbonnais.
The clinic will be held, weather permitting, at 21 Heritage Drive, Bourbonnais, with appointments available both days from 9:30 am through 4 pm. As of today, March 29, the state moved to phase 1C in the vaccination guidelines, expanding the number of residents available for vaccination. Registration can be completed online at www.signupgenius.com/go/stmarysjanssen.
Vaccination is open to all approved and identified by the Illinois Department of Public Health, including:
- Healthcare workers
- Long-term care facility staff and residents
- Residents age 65 and over
- Frontline essential workers, including first responders, teachers, those working in manufacturing, postal employees and grocery store workers.
- Residents with high-risk medical conditions, including cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart conditions and pregnancy
- Government workers
- Restaurant staff
- Construction workers
- Religious leaders
The two vaccination clinics are open to all eligible Kankakee County residents and the inoculation provided will be the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen one-dose vaccine.
“It’s extremely important every resident receive the vaccine when they are eligible,” said Dr. Kalisha Hill, chief medical officer for AMITA St. Mary’s Kankakee. “Along with continued proper precautions — masking, social distancing and hand washing — vaccination is an important way to keep our neighbors and community safe. Working together, we will stop the spread of this virus.”
For more information on the drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinics or to register for your appointment, log on to www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4FA9A62EA4F5C16-johnson. The registration site includes the downloadable consent form, to be completed and brought to your appointment, as well as directions to the clinic location and a fact sheet on the vaccine.
About AMITA Health
AMITA Health (www.AMITAhealth.org) is a joint operating company formed by AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and St. Louis-based Ascension. AMITA Health is the largest health system in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.