The Tazewell County Health Department will begin COVID-19 vaccinations for the 1B+ population starting Friday.
That includes people with cancer, heart problems, COPD, obesity, pregnant women, and others with conditions health officials say put them at higher risk.
Tazewell County will book appointments online and via phone. Links will be released at 10 a.m. each morning. The health department expects appointments to fill quickly.
The Tri-County health departments didn't expand eligibilty to 1B plus on February 25 with other areas of the state, citing vaccine supply issues as the state earmarked more vaccines for second doses.
Peoria and Woodford counties haven't announced an expansion in eligibility yet. However, 1B+ patients may still be able to obtain vaccines through HyVee, Kroger, Walgreens, or other sites receiving vaccines from the federal government's allocation.
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