KCHD Asks Residents To Take Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccination Survey

Abhinanda Datta

KENDALL COUNTY, IL — To determine vaccination needs in the county during Phase 1B of the rollout, the Kendall County Health Department is asking residents to take a survey.

The survey asks to provide personal information such as address, contact number and employment status.

Other questions in the survey pertain to assessing whether you are qualified to receive the vaccine in Phase 1B or not. Using these responses, KCHD will be able to ensure there is enough allocated for each request and no wastage of the vaccine.

"Please understand that survey responses might be delayed and will be based on vaccine availability," the health department said.

Access the survey here.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday he expects to announce a timeline for Phase 1B later this week. About 3.2 million people will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Phase 1B, including Illinois residents 65 and older and front-line essential workers, as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the IDPH.

In a release Monday, KCHD said Phase 1A of the vaccination rollout is ending soon.

"As the state moves into Phase 1B, individuals who qualify for Phase 1A will still be able to receive their vaccination, but appointment slots will fill up quickly and vaccine availability may be limited based upon demand," the release said.

More than 1,200 people in Kendall County were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Thursday, just one month after federal authorities approved the first vaccine. That represents about 0.95 percent of the county's total population.

This article originally appeared on the Oswego Patch