Want to know if you are up to date with the latest COVID-19 vaccination?
As things change, we will update here and on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MonroeCountyILHealthDepartment
Bring your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination card with you to your appointment if you need another COVID-19 vaccination so your provider can fill in the information about your additional vaccine.
Bivalent (Omicron) COVID-19 Boosters are no longer available!
We will offer COVID-19 Vaccines from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday (closed between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm for lunch). Appointments REQUIRED!
MEDICARE, MEDICAID, and PRIVATE INSURANCE clients should contact your insurance carrier to verify coverage and where you may obtain the 2023/2024 Fall Covid vaccine.
2023/2024 FALL COVID VACCINE (Pfizer & Moderna) – for individuals who qualify for the BRIDGE ACCESS PROGRAM
Guidelines for the BRIDGE ACCESS PROGRAM:
Individuals aged 19 to 64 may call 618-612-6695 to see if they qualify for our Bridge Access Program. We have a very limited supply for this program.
- UN-insured individuals
- UNDER-insured individuals *Insurance that DOES NOT cover the cost of vaccines *Insurance that DOES NOT cover the cost of all ACIP recommended vaccines *Insurance that has a cap on vaccines
2023/2024 FALL COVID VACCINE (Pfizer & Moderna) – for individuals who qualify for the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC).
Guidelines for the VACCINES FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM (VFC):
**Parents or legal guardians may call 618-612-6695 to see if their child qualifies for this program. All minors aged 17 years or younger MUST have a parent or legal guardian accompany them to their appointment.
Children through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria may be eligible to receive VFC vaccines as noted below from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH):
- Enrolled in Medicaid
- Not insured or Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage
- American Indian or Alaska Native: As defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603)
- Under-insured: A child who has commercial (private) health insurance but the coverage does not include vaccines, a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only), or a child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that coverage amount is reached, the child is categorized as under-insured. Under-insured children are eligible to receive VFC vaccine only through a Federally Qualified Health Center, Rural Health Clinic, or deputized local health departments.
*For pediatric patients, please speak with your Pediatrician prior to your appointment to ensure they advise you to proceed.
Scheduling an appointment is required; please call or text 618-612-6695.
These appointments will take place at the Monroe County Health Department Office at 1315 Jamie Lane, Waterloo, IL. 62298.
- At your first vaccination appointment, you should receive a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination card that tells you what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it.
- Keep your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination card for future use. Consider taking a picture of your card after your vaccination appointment as a backup copy.
- Bring your card to your appointment so we can update it with your current vaccination. This will make it easier to update your provider.
- If you did not receive a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination card at your first appointment, contact the vaccination provider site where you received your first vaccination. They should be able to provide you with a current copy of your vaccination record.
- Access your official immunization records with Vax Verify: https://idphportal.illinois.gov/s/?language=en_US
Need a return to work letter?
Click here for a self attested return to work letter from the IDPH.
The Monroe County Health Department does not perform or offer ANY Covid-19 testing. Please see options for testing listed below.
At-Home/Over the Counter (OTC) Testing
OTC (Over the Counter), at-home COVID-19 tests, where both specimen collection and testing is conducted at home and without proctoring, are not considered acceptable tests for the purpose of public health surveillance or interventions.
- Negative OTC, at-home test results do not meet criteria to exempt or shorten quarantine periods for a close contact, release someone from isolation, to enter or return to the US from an international location.
- Positive OTC, at-home test results do not meet criteria for public health surveillance or interventions. You will need to seek re-testing using a laboratory-based test (e.g., RT-PCR).
Waterloo Urgent Care
907 Illinois Route 3
Waterloo IL 62298
Open 7 Days
Mon-Sun: 8:30 am – 9 pm
100 Admiral Trost Road
Columbia, IL 62236
913 N MARKET ST
Waterloo, IL 62298
Appointment Required: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing?ban=covid_vanity_testing