Vaccine clinics open to NIU students in April

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Patrick Murphy | Northern Star

The DeKalb County Health Department will host free walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department will host free COVID-19 vaccine clinics for all NIU students April 17 and April 20, according to a Friday email sent to students.

The announcement comes as all Illinois residents 16 and older become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday. The clinics for NIU students will take place at the NIU Recreation Center and the Convocation Center.

The DeKalb County Health Department will administer the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine during the two April clinics. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is recommended for people 18 years and older and requires only one dose.

“Please take this important step to protect yourself, your fellow Huskies and your family and friends,” the email reads. “Remember, COVID-19 cases in Illinois are rising again. In addition to scheduling your vaccine appointment, please remain vigilant, wear a mask, continue physical distancing and wash your hands frequently.” 

Students looking to register for an appointment during the allotted time can sign up here.