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Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 Vaccine can help protect you from getting COVID-19 and from getting seriously ill if you do get COVID-19.  To get the COVID-19 vaccine, register and make an appointment or walk-in during scheduled walk-in hours.  All Winnebago County residents 12 and older can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Those under age 18 need consent of a parent/guardian.


Help your family, friends, and neighbors register for the COVID-19 vaccine too.

Make An Appointment at the Winnebago County Health Department

Location: 555 North Court Street
  • Wednesdays - 4pm - 8pm
  • Saturdays - 8am - 12pm

Walk In or Make an Appointment At The Community Vaccination Clinics (#VaxUp815 Bus):

  • Sunday, October 17, 3pm - 6pm: Northwest Community Center - 1325 N. Johnston Ave. Rockford, 61101
  • Monday, October 18, 3pm – 7pm: Lathrop Elementary School - 2603 Clover Ave., Rockford, IL 61102
  • Tuesday, October 19, 3pm – 7pm: McIntosh Elementary School - 525 N Pierpont Ave., Rockford, IL 61101
  • Check Back For Upcoming Dates - Additional Dates To Be Added on Friday

Additional (3rd) Dose for Immunocompromised

This additional dose is intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series. A full set of conditions included in this recommendation can be found on the CDC website at

  • Those who received their first series with WCHD and indicated that they were immunocompromised when they registered will receive an email from WCHD to schedule their additional dose
  • Click here to edit the medical history portion of your registration if you received your first series with WCHD and have since become immunocompromised

  • Click here to register if you are immunocompromised individuals who did not receive their first vaccine series with WCHD


Booster Shot

The COVID-19 booster shot guards against waning protection from the vaccine over time. Based on Guidance fro the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), WCHD will offer the Pfizer booster shot by appointment to those eligible beggining the week of 09/27/2021-10/03/2021. COVID-19 vaccin is widely available in the community. You may receive your booster shot from your healthcare system or local pharmacy. If you received your initial COVID-19 vaccine from WCHD, you will receive an invite from WCHD to schedule your booster shot based on the data of your last dose.

Eligible Population

The following groups of SHOULD RECEIVE a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completion of their 2- dose Pfizer series:

  • People ages 65 years and older
  • Adults 18+ living in long-term care settings
  • People ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions

The following groups of MAY RECEIVE a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completion of their 2- dose Pfizer series:

  • People ages 18-49 with underlying medical conditions
  • People ages 18-64 at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure because of the setting they work or live in

Booster Shot

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Click Here To Register for Booster Shot

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For general questions about COVID-19, please call the Illinois Department of Public Health at 1-800-889-3931 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.