​Vaccine clinics to be held at IHLS in Carbondale, Champaign, Edwardsville

Published 11/30/2021 2:40 PM CT, Updated 12/9/2021 1:08 PM CT

 

Vaccine clinics to be held at library system locations in Carbondale, Champaign and Edwardsville

Sneak a peek inside Illinois Heartland Library System this December while you get your first, second, or booster COVID-19 vaccine. Illinois Heartland, also known as IHLS, is one of the three library systems in Illinois that serve the public, school, academic, and special libraries in Illinois -- likely including your library.

Six free vaccine/booster clinics are planned to be held across the system’s three locations -- Carbondale, Champaign, and Edwardsville -- in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health. All clinics are open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but vaccine seekers are strongly encouraged to sign up ahead of time (where available) to ensure enough doses are available.

Clinics are scheduled as follows:

Carbondale: *NEW DATES* Dec. 14 and Jan. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 1840 Innovation Drive, Suite 105.
To make an appointment:
Dec. 14: https://bit.ly/idph-car
Jan. 4: TBD

Champaign: Dec. 9 and 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1704 West Interstate Dr.
To make an appointment:
Dec. 9: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/oooyn/1154496/
Dec. 30: TBD

Edwardsville: Dec. 2 and 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6725 Goshen Rd.
To make an appointment:
Dec. 2: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/oooyn/1150704
Dec. 30: TBD

Interlibrary loan is handled differently in Illinois than in most states.

“In Illinois, residents can use their public library cards to access materials from almost any other public library in the state,” said Shandi Greve Penrod, marketing coordinator for Illinois Heartland. “On top of that, most public libraries in central and southern Illinois belong to SHARE, the largest automated library consortium in North America. That makes it easy for member libraries’ patrons to borrow from literally millions of books, movies, and other items. Illinois Heartland’s couriers are the ones who then sort and transport those items to the borrowing patron’s home library. Illinois interlibrary loan is a case study for other states, and that’s pretty special,” Greve Penrod said.

Since Illinois Heartland Library System serves the librarians rather than the public directly, the average person doesn’t get to see inside the system’s buildings, Greve Penrod explained.

“While we are unable to hold tours, I think it will be interesting for those who want a vaccine to also get a glimpse inside the facilities that makes Illinois’ model interlibrary loan system possible,” Greve Penrod said.

COVID-19 vaccine and booster appointments are also available at other locations across the state. Find other vaccine opportunities by visiting coronavirus.illinois.gov or calling 1-833-621-1284.

Questions about COVID-19? Visit your library’s website to see if they have a COVID-19 resource page for your community or contact IDPH at 1-800-889-3931 or dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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Want a vaccine but can't make one of the IHLS clinics?

Here are some vaccine clinics being held at central and southern Illinois libraries:

  • Bement Public Library
    349 S Macon St., Bement, IL 61813
    Dec. 22, 2021, 2-6 p.m.
    Walk-In Only

  • Glen Carbon Centennial Library
    198 S. Main Glen Carbon, IL 62034
    Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Make an Appointment

  • Fairview Heights Public Library
    10017 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Heights, IL 62208
    Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, 12-5 p.m.
    Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, 12-5 p.m.

    Walk-In Only

  • Six Mile Regional Library District
    2001 Delmar Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040
    Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Make an Appointment

  • St. Joseph Township - Swearingen Memorial Library
    201 N Third, St. Joseph, IL 61873
    Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, 1-7 p.m.
    Make an Appointment

COVID-19 vaccine and booster appointments are also available at other locations across the state. Find other vaccine opportunities by visiting coronavirus.illinois.gov or calling 1-833-621-1284.

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Vaccine/booster clinics to be held at Illinois Heartland Library System – [Carbondale/ Champaign/ Edwardsville]

Sneak a peek inside Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) – the organization that makes interlibrary loan delivery to [your library name] possible -- while you get your first, second, or booster COVID-19 vaccine. Two free and public vaccine/booster clinics, hosted by IHLS in partnership with IDPH, the Illinois Department of Public Health, are scheduled for […]

Carbondale: *NEW DATES* Dec. 14 and Jan. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 1840 Innovation Drive, Suite 105.
To make an appointment:
Dec. 14: https://bit.ly/idph-car
Jan. 4: TBD

Champaign: Dec. 9 and 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1704 West Interstate Dr.
To make an appointment:
Dec. 9: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/oooyn/1154496/
Dec. 30: TBD

Edwardsville: Dec. 2 and 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6725 Goshen Rd.
​To make an appointment:
Dec. 2: https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/oooyn/1150704
Jan. 4: TBD

Vaccine seekers are strongly encouraged to sign up ahead of time to ensure enough doses are available, though walk-ins are welcome. Can’t make it? Find other vaccine opportunities by visiting coronavirus.illinois.gov or calling 1-833-621-1284.

Questions about COVID-19? Visit [your library’s COVID-19 resource page] or contact IDPH at 1-800-889-3931 or dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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