Vaccines for Champaign County residents 65-74 with certain conditions and 75+
January 15, 2021 11:35 AM

Dear faculty and staff,

I am writing to make sure you are aware of some important news from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD). They announced today that COVID-19 vaccines are now available for Champaign County residents who are 65 to 74 years of age with certain health conditions designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccines are also available to Champaign County residents who are 75 years of age or older who were not able to schedule an appointment previously.

CUPHD is partnering with area healthcare organizations to provide these vaccinations by appointment next week. Full details can be found in the CUPHD press release, but we have outlined the high-level details below. Champaign County residents with questions about vaccines should contact CUPHD by phone (217-239-7877) or email (


  • You must live in Champaign County and be 75 years of age or older


  • You must live in Champaign County and be 65 to 74 years of age with one of the following health conditions as designated by the CDC:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD
    • Heart disease
    • Obesity
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Diabetes
    • Smoking
    • Immune-compromised due to organ transplant


  • Vaccinations will be done by appointment only.
  • Appointments will take place from Tuesday, Jan. 19 to Friday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Vaccination Location

1900 S. 1st Street, Champaign

(East wing of the I Hotel and Conference Center)

At this time, the university does not control who receives the vaccine in what order or the timelines. CUPHD does not anticipate the vaccine being widely available until later this spring, so if you are not in the group scheduled for vaccination in this round, please be patient. We do not yet know which groups will be offered the vaccine next or when.

Currently, vaccines are being distributed by the county where the person resides, and CUPHD is leading distribution for our county. University employees who live in other counties should seek information from the county in which they live.

As we learn more information about next steps, we will update the campus community as soon as we are able. Please continue to check the university’s COVID-19 vaccination page for the most updated information.

The distribution of a vaccine is welcome news, but we must continue to be as diligent as ever in safety precautions, including regular COVID-19 testing, wearing face coverings, social distancing, hand washing and avoiding large gatherings. Thank you in advance for your understanding as we work through this next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and rely on our public health leaders to make the best decisions for our community.


Robert. J. Jones

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