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Vaccine Clinic (WIU-Macomb Campus): August 30

August 22, 2022

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MACOMB, IL – Just in time for the start of the new school year at Western Illinois University, the McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with WIU, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic (including boosters) for WIU faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the general public Tuesday, Aug. 30 on the WIU-Macomb campus. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available at no cost, and an appointment is not needed.

Booster recommendations are in place for the COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. First and second shots, as well as boosters (including the fourth booster option), will be available at the WIU campus vaccination clinics.

The walk-in clinic will be held in the University Union Sandburg Lounge from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for individuals 12 years of age and older.

In addition, the health department will host a clinic on 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 and from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at the health department (505 E. Jackson St., Macomb)

In addition, healthcare and pharmacy partners continue to offer vaccines. To find a provider, visit


WIU encourages members of the University community to take advantage of the free vaccination clinics. Supervisors are authorized to approve up to 60 minutes of release time from work for an employee to receive the vaccine. Proof of vaccination/appointment, presented to the supervisor, will be required to utilize the release time. Time off needed beyond 60 minutes should be reported as sick or vacation leave.

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