OCHD partners with organizations to pre-register seniors for vaccinations

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ROCHELLE — Ogle County Health Department officials are pleased to announce they have partnered with several organizations that will pre-register members of the population age 65 years of age and older for their COVID-19 vaccination by phone. This is a new option for people who do not have access to register online. Any county residents age 65 and older may call one of the contacts listed below beginning Monday, Feb. 8 to add their name to the vaccination list.

Rochelle

Hub City Senior Center at 815-562-5050. Hours: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Flagg-Rochelle Public Library at 815-562-3431. Hours: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

City of Rochelle at 815-562-6161. Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Oregon

Rock River Center at 815-732-3252. Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Oregon Public Library District at 815-732-2724. Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

University of Illinois Extension Office at 815-732-2191. Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mount Morris

Mount Morris Senior Center at 815-734-6335. Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Polo

Polo Senior Center at 815-238-8645. Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hispanic residents

Call the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) at 815-570-3111. Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You do have the ability to leave a message with any of these organizations and your call will be returned.

When you register, please know this is not an immediate appointment but the list will be used to schedule vaccination appointments based on the supply of vaccine received. Please note that it is only necessary to call one of the organizations to be added to the list. Multiple registrations will not move a person’s name up on the list and actually creates additional work. Be assured, you will receive a call back to schedule your appointment. When you receive your call, appointments will be scheduled for both your first and second doses of the vaccine.

The online pre-registration is also available by logging into health.oglecounty.org. Also note than when typing the address into your browser, do not use “www” as you will receive an error; simply type in the web address as listed to complete the pre-registration process. Select your language of choice to complete the registration.

If you need transportation to your scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointment, both the Hub Senior Center and Rock River Center can help with scheduling a ride. In addition, the Lee-Ogle Transportation Systems is available by calling 815-288-2117.

At this time, the demand is higher than the supply of vaccine so we continue to ask for patience as appointments are scheduled in the upcoming weeks and months.