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In an effort to curb the spread of the omicron variant, Illinois health officials will hold a series of mass vaccine booster clinics in Chicago-area communities on Sunday.

According to a press release from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, three clinics will be created to help meet the growing demand for boosters in the state.

“With cold and flu season upon us and the Omicron variant driving up cases, it’s more important than ever that residents get a boost,” Governor JB Pritzker said.

Clinics will provide booster shots of one of three currently approved COVID vaccines. No appointment is necessary, and no ID or health insurance will be required to get the shots.

Here are the locations and times:

Joliet – Joliet Junior College – 1215 Houbolt Rd. – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

West Dundee – Spring Hill Shopping Center – 1072 Spring Hill Shopping Center – 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Westmont – Westmont Park District Community Center – 75 E. Richmond St. – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As a reminder, here are the eligibility criteria for booster injections:

Pfizer-BioNTech

-Residents must be 12 years of age or older

-Residents are eligible for this booster five months after their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine

Modern

-Residents must be 18 years of age or older

-Residents are eligible for this booster six months after their second dose of the Moderna vaccine

Johnson & johnson

-Residents must be 18 years of age or older

-Residents are eligible for this booster shot two months after their initial dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Adults are eligible to mix and match their boosters and will be allowed to choose which booster they will receive at clinics.

A total of 3,509,466 Illinois residents have received their COVID vaccine booster shots since they became available. About 69.2% of the state’s eligible population is now fully vaccinated against COVID, while 78.5% of eligible residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

COVID vaccine booster clinics planned in Joliet, West Dundee and Westmont – NBC Chicago

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