Tri-Town YMCA is pleased to share with the community that it has partnered with Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, Districts 45 and 48 to provide a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for kids 5 to 11 years old. The Vaccine Clinic will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 (dose 1) and Saturday, December 4, 2021 (dose 2). The Clinic will be held in the gymnasium at Jefferson Middle School, located at 255 W Vermont St, Villa Park, IL 60181. At this time, the two-dose Pfizer vaccination will be administered at this Clinic. All vaccinations will be by appointment only and a parent/guardian must be present with their student. 

When will the registration portal be open to make appointments?
When you make your child(ren)’s initial appointment for November 13th, their second dose appointment will also be made for the same timeslot on December 4th. Should all of our appointment slots fill, we will have a waiting list that we will pull from should a scheduled appointment not show on the day of the Clinic. We will call individuals from the waiting list in the order that names were submitted. To add your name to the waiting list, please click here.

Can I volunteer at the Clinic?
Yes! From administrative positions, greeters, parking lot control to vaccinators in the Clinic area, we are in need of volunteers for the upcoming Clinics. To learn more and to sign-up to become a volunteer, please click here.  For those that are nurses, EMTs, doctors, or med/nursing students and wish to help with administering vaccinations, you may email Sarah directly at sodonnell@tritownymca.org to sign-up.

What should we bring with for my child(ren)’s appointment?
You will need to bring the following items with you on the day of your child(ren)’s appointment:

  • A completed and signed Consent Form
  • A copy of your Medicaid, All Kids, or Insurance Card (If you do not have insurance, we will have vaccine vouchers available)
  • A copy of your ID or Driver’s License
  • For younger children, you may also want to bring something to entertain them such as a tablet, fidget, or stuffed animal

How soon can my child receive the COVID-19 vaccine after testing positive or being in quarantine due to a close contact?
If your child has recently had COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should wait until they are out of isolation or quarantine before receiving the vaccine. Isolation after being diagnosed with COVID-19 is generally 10 days but may be longer if your child has prolonged symptoms, was hospitalized, or has a weak immune system. Quarantine following exposure to someone with COVID-19 is generally 14 days. Please consult with your child’s medical provider, the health department, or the school nurse if you’re unsure.

What should my child(ren) wear to their appointment?
It is recommended that participants wear a short sleeve shirt so that their arm can easily be accessed for the injection. Masks will be required to be worn by all people over two years of age.

When should we arrive for my child’s appointment?
Please do not arrive any earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Anyone arriving earlier than 15 minutes will be asked to sit in their vehicle.

There are multiple children in our family, how should I register them for the Clinic?
Families may register each of their children for the same timeslot to make things as efficient for your family as possible. Please note, that you will need to register each child separately in the portal and you will receive a confirmation via email for each appointment that you make.

What can I expect when I arrive for my appointment?
There will be parking lot attendants who will help direct traffic to available parking in the lot. After you park and if it is no more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment time, you will proceed to the main entrance of the gymnasium. Please remember to be mindful of social distancing inside of the facility. After you check-in for your appointment, you and your child will be directed to the Clinic area. Once your child receives their vaccination, you will be directed to wait for 15 minutes in a designated waiting area. Here, you will receive water and your child’s CDC vaccination card. After you have concluded your wait time, you will proceed out of the building. There will be signs helping to guide you along the way.

How can I help my child prepare for the appointment? 
A social story has been developed to help kids prepare for their appointment. Please click here to view and print the social story for your child(ren).

Can I bring other child(ren) with me to my appointment?
Due to limited space, we do ask that other children remain at home. If you find that you’re in a pinch and have no other options, we will permit your younger child(ren) to enter the Clinic with you. Your child(ren) must remain with you the entire time.

Is there a cost for the vaccination?
There is no out of cost pocket for those who are insured or those who are uninsured. So that we can bill the appropriate party accurately, we do ask that you bring a copy of your All Kids, Medicaid, or Insurance Card with you. For those that are uninsured, Jewel Osco Pharmacy will take care of billing the federal government accordingly.

Will there be interpreters at the Clinic to help my family?
Yes, we will have Spanish and Urdu interpreters available to help families navigate through the Clinic.

My child(ren) is medically fragile and or has a special need that requires a low-stim environment, can you accommodate this need? 
We will have a classroom space outside of the gymnasium area to help accommodate those children that may need a low-stim environment.

Will there be vaccinations available for older children or parents?
This Clinic is focused on vaccinating District 45 & 48 students and we ask that the registration slots in the portal only be used for students. There will be a limited amount of walk-in vaccinations available on a first-come, first-serve basis for adults and children over 12 years of age. These do not require a pre-registration online.

Are there any other additional documents I might want to have? 

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