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Macon County Health Department moving to next phase of COVID vaccinations
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Macon County Health Department moving to next phase of COVID vaccinations


DECATUR — The Macon County Health Department announced it is scheduling Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

Those eligible to receive the vaccine under phase 1B include education workers, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections, public transit, shelters, postal services, grocery stores and anyone 65 and older.

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"If you have tested positive for COVID-19, received monoclonal antibody, or convalescent plasma treatment in the last 90 days, you are not eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time," said Krystle Tempel, health educator.

The county is planned to move into Phase 1B sometime next week. In an effort to fill remaining vaccination slots, eligible individuals in Phase 1A are also being accepted until all are filled, the department said Wednesday. 

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Phase one of the vaccine distribution was earmarked for health care workers and the residents and staff of long-term care facilities.

Anyone pregnant or breastfeeding will need their doctor's permission to receive a vaccine, she said.

Residents can schedule an appointment by calling (217) 423-6988 ext. 1312. More information on the state vaccination plan can be found at

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Contact Garrett Karsten at (217) 421-6949. Follow him on Twitter: @GarrettKarsten


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