GALESBURG — Knox County administered more than 55,960 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Nov. 8, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
That’s 2.24% more than the previous week’s 54,732 doses of COVID-19 administered.
In Knox County, 52% of people living in Knox County have been fully vaccinated as of Nov. 8. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers someone fully vaccinated two weeks after they receive a single-dose injection (Johnson & Johnson) or a second shot (either Pfizer or Moderna).
Illinois reported a total of 1,720,345 coronavirus cases, up 1% from the week before.
The five counties with the highest percentage of their populations fully vaccinated as of November 8 in Illinois are DuPage County (66%), Cook County (63%), Lake County (59%), Kendall County (59%) and Chicago ( 59%).
Here are the latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Knox County as of November 8:
How many people in Knox County have received a COVID-19 vaccine?
- 60% of people in Knox County have received at least one dose of the vaccine, out of a total of 29,966 people
- 52% of people in Knox County are fully vaccinated, out of a total of 25,994 people
For a province-by-county overview of the vaccination rollout, see our COVID-19 vaccine tracker, which is updated daily.
How many people in Illinois have been vaccinated so far?
- 69% of people in Illinois have received at least one dose of the vaccine, out of a total of 8,795,636 people
- 57% of people in Illinois are fully vaccinated, out of a total of 7,251,006 people
COVID vaccinations for children and boosters
The percentages in this story reflect the total proportion of the population that received vaccines. That now includes people from the age of 5 for whom vaccines have been approved.
These weekly stories will be updated as more data on childhood vaccination rates and booster vaccinations are released.
OSF HealthCare will be offering a childhood vaccination clinic for children ages 5 to 11 in Galesburg on Saturday, November 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at OSF Medical Group–Pediatrics affiliated with OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center, 3315 N. Seminary St.
Children ages 5 to 11 receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The doses are given 21 days apart and a child’s second dose can be easily scheduled during the first dose appointment.
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available locally. Registration links can be found at www.knoxcountyhealth.org for Knox County Unified Command clinics.
Upcoming Knox County Unified Command Vaccine Center Clinics. are planned as follows:
- Saturday, November 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Unified Command Vaccine Center, 1150 W. Carl Sandburg Drive, Pfizer Pediatric Clinic for children ages 5 to 11. Registration is required.
- 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Tuesday, Nov. 16, Walk-in Booster Clinic at the Unified Command Vaccine Center, 1150 W. Carl Sandburg Drive. Moderna, Pfizer & Janssen, 12 years and older.
- 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Unified Command Vaccine Center, 1150 W. Carl Sandburg Drive, ages 12 and older.