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Woodridge and Park District Residents Have Exclusive Access to Vaccination Clinic Through April 19
April 15, 2021 - The Village of Woodridge and the Woodridge Park District, in partnership with Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, are hosting a Pfizer COVID Vaccine Clinic on Friday, April 23, 2021. Woodridge and Park District residents now have exclusive access to register for this event before it becomes available to the general public on Tuesday, April 20.
If you would like to participate in this vaccine clinic, please call the registration hotline at 630-447-9871 no later than Monday, April 19.
Demand is expected to exceed supply. Registration will be handled on a first come first served basis, so please call as soon as possible.
The clinic will be held at the Woodridge Athletic Recreation Center (ARC) located at 8201 Janes Ave. Appointments will be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Participants will need to be available to attend both the 1st Dose Clinic on Friday, April 23 and the 2nd Dose Clinic on Friday, May 14. All residents 16 years of age and older are eligible to participate. This is a first dose clinic only.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I donít live in Woodridge or the Woodridge Park District boundaries. Can I be registered through the telephone registration process?
A: Only people who live in Woodridge or the Woodridge Park District boundaries who are 16 years of age or older qualify to participate in this early registration process.
Q: If I received a first dose of vaccine already, can I sign up for this event to receive my second dose?
A: No, this is a first shot only clinic.
Q: Will I have to pay for the vaccine?
A: There will be no charge to you. If you have private or public health insurance, your provider will be billed for the vaccine administration fee.
Q: I wasnít able to get an appointment. Will there be another vaccination opportunity through the village?
A: We will try to have more vaccination events in the future for our residents, but there are none scheduled at this point.
Q: I received a different vaccination (e.g., flu, shingles, tetanus) within 14 days of the April 23 clinic. Am I eligible to attend this clinic?
A: Unfortunately, you are not eligible if you have received a vaccination within 14 days of the April 23 clinic.
Q: I have some underlying health concerns. Is it safe for me to attend this clinic?
A: Any medical questions related to whether you should attend this clinic should be directed to your personal physician.
Q: Where is the clinic located?
A: It will be held at the Woodridge Park District Athletic Recreation Center at 8201 Janes Avenue. MAP
Q: What are the clinic hours?
A: The clinic will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Q: Iím 16, can I attend alone?
A: If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Q: Will I be asked to provide personal information to the person registering me?
A: Yes, you will be asked personal information, including medical information, that is subject to HIPPA restrictions.
Now that I was successfully registered through the telephone process I have some questions:
Q: Can I bring my friend to be vaccinated too?
A: Every person who wishes to be vaccinated needs to be registered in advance and receive an appointment time. Those without an appointment will not be vaccinated.
Q: Iím scheduled to be vaccinated. What time should I arrive?
A: Do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
Q: Which vaccine will I be getting?
A: The Pfizer vaccine will be administered at this clinic.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: You will need to wear a mask upon entering the building. Please bring identification (like a driverís license or state ID), your completed Consent Form, and your health insurance card. If you cannot print the Consent Form or forget to bring it with you, there will be blank forms available at the clinic for you to complete. Also be sure to wear a shirt that can be easily rolled up to access your upper arm.
Q: What side effects should I expect?
A: For a first dose, many people may experience a sore arm at the site of the injection. Symptoms commonly associated with the second dose include chills, headaches, and fatigue.
Q: How long will I be at the clinic?
A: We recommend allowing 45-60 minutes for the entire process.
Q: When do I get my second dose?
A: You will receive a second dose on Friday, May 14 at the same time as your first dose. You will be given a personalized vaccination card that day. You must bring this card with you for your second dose. Do not lose this card.
Q: I canít attend my appointment. Can I reschedule?
A: Unfortunately, you cannot. Please follow the instructions on the confirmation email to cancel the appointment.