SwedishAmerican Prepares to Begin Vaccinating Selected Group of SwedishAmerican Patients

SwedishAmerican is expected to begin administering its first COVID-19 vaccinations to a selected group of qualifying SwedishAmerican patients next week.

Illinois moved into Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution on Monday. The Winnebago County Health Department announced Wednesday that it will be providing local health systems with a limited supply of vaccines next week to administer to patients who meet the Phase 1B criteria, which includes persons aged 65 years and older and frontline essential workers.

SwedishAmerican will contact patients who are eligible for the vaccine to set up appointment times. Patients are advised not to call SwedishAmerican inquiring about the vaccine, as it is only available to a very limited amount of eligible people at this time.

SwedishAmerican knows our patients are eager for more information about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and we are working hard to make sure we vaccinate patients as quickly and as equitably as possible. We ask that our patients continue to be patient as we wait for the vaccine to become more widely available.