VBCH would like to update the community on the COVID-19 vaccine. We are currently only vaccinating individuals who fit in Phase 1A (health care personnel and staff and residents in long-term care facilities). We are currently awaiting direction from the CDC/IDPH as far as shipment dates and specifics of the requirements for Phase 1B. People that are healthy and don’t fall under the specific guidelines will have to wait until later this year to receive the vaccine, we are hoping by the spring or summer.
VBCH would like to remind the community that it is important to continue to follow CDC guidelines: cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.