News from Illinois CancerCare

COVID-19 Vaccine

At this time, Illinois CancerCare has NOT received a supply of vaccine for our patients.

We highly recommend you take your first available opportunity to get the vaccine. This may be from your local health department, primary care provider or hospital system.

If you have cancer or are on chemotherapy, our physicians recommend that you get the COVID-19 vaccine except under the following circumstances:

  • If you have had a bone marrow transplant in the last 4 months
  • If you have had a positive COVID-19 infection and received convalescent plasma or COVID-19 directed antibody in the last 90 days
  • If you have received any other vaccine in the last 14 days
  • Please discuss with your physician if you have an autoimmune disorder
  • Please discuss with your OB if you are pregnant
  • Please discuss with your physician if you have had a severe reaction to injectable medications or vaccines in the past
Below are messages from local distribution sites (currently only for ages 65+):
  • Peoria, Tazewell & Woodford Counties
    Local healthcare systems have stepped up to vaccinate our 65+ population. Residents should refrain from contacting providers at this time; health systems will be reaching out directly to this population.
  • McLean County
    OSF is currently prioritizing patients using age (>65) and risk factors to ensure patients most at risk receive the vaccination first. Sign up online to be added to the list for possible vaccination through the Health Department:
    www.health.mcleancountyil.gov
  • Fulton County
    To schedule your appointment, please call: 309-649-6823.
    Due to the volume of calls we are anticipating there will be no appointments scheduled from voicemail messages. If you are unable to reach a person, please hang up and try again.
  • LaSalle County
    Sign up online to be added to the list for possible vaccination:
    www.lasallecounty.org/covid-vaccine-2/
  • Knox County
    • Galesburg Cottage Hospital walk-in clinic for patients 65+:
      1/21 and 1/22 from 8-11am and 1-4pm at Suite 106 of the Cottage Medical Office Building
    • OSF patients will be contacted to schedule appointments at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
    • Knox County Farm Bureau Office:
      1/21 and 1/22 from 8:30-2:30 on a first come, first serve basis for people over 65
  • Bureau, Putnam & Marshall Counties
    Registration forms are now available online to individuals 65+ to provide information in a fast and efficient manner. This does not confirm a vaccination appointment time – it guarantees that you will be contacted in the future:
    www.bchealthdepartment.org

For general COVID-19 Vaccination information, please refer to the CDC and IDPH websites.