DANVILLE – According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 50.55 percent of Illinoisans eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines have received them as of June 7, 2021. In Champaign County, 49.75 percent are vaccinated.
But in Vermilion County, only 29 percent of people eligible to receive the vaccine have been immunized.
Illinois Newsroom’s Tinisha Spain talked with Melissa Rome, the Emergency Planning and Response Coordinator in Vermillion County. Rome says misinformation and a lack of resources have contributed to lagging vaccine rates. She also talked about what’s being done to get more shots in arms.
If you can’t make a vaccination appoint online, call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264 and someone can help you.
Melissa Rome: You can put out all of the information, and then one article where you may have somebody who says they’re a doctor or they have a lot of letters behind their name so they must know what they’re talking about, and if that fits how you feel then you’re going to go to that one person who thinks like you. And then, any other information that we give you, even though its coming from multiple reliable sources, it’s not always believed.!--[if>