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Senior Services lends assistance to help elderly register for COVID vaccine

1/19/2021, 10:08 p.m.
The Will County Health Department (WCHD) and Senior Services of Will County have formed a partnership intended to assist senior ...

The Will County Health Department (WCHD) and Senior Services of Will County have formed a partnership intended to assist senior residents of Will County with the COVID Vaccination Survey on WCHD’s website.

Due to the fact that some senior residents have had some difficulty registering, WCHD has accepted assistance offered by Senior Services of Will County. Will County senior residents may call Senior Services at 815-723-9713 for staff assistance over the phone. If a Senior Services volunteer is not available at that time, the caller’s phone number will be taken, and they will be called back soon by a volunteer.

This survey, already used by more than 70,000 Will County residents, is designed to help those who plan on taking the COVID vaccine in registering their interest with WCHD, as well as providing important information such as occupation, health factors, and if they are 65 or over. Residents will be contacted when a COVID vaccination clinic is available for them, and they can make an appointment at that time.

The survey can be accessed by going to the WCHD website at willcountyhealth.org, and clicking on where it says “Click here to register for the vaccine” in the top-left blue section of the website’s homepage.

Although Will County is still currently in Phase 1A, this partnership will allow the county to be more prepared for Phase 1B, which will include the vaccinations of those 65 and over.