Illinois National Guard Units are returning to the Bloomington/Normal area to help speed the COVID vaccination process in our communities. State Representative Dan Brady today announced that four Guard Units (18 men and women per unit) will arrive to assist with vaccination of local residents beginning March 9.
“I have worked with many stakeholders over the past weeks to secure extra assistance, including those in the Governor’s office as well as Illinois Public Health, McLean County Health Department, McLean County Officials, Carle Bro-Menn and O.S.F. Hospitals. I want to thank all involved, including the men and women of our National Guard, for ensuring that more in our communities can be vaccinated and protected as soon as possible. “Rep. Brady said.
Brady also said it is anticipated that additional vaccine doses will be available in our area shortly, so extra assistance in administering vaccinations will help local health officials keep up with demand.
“The work continues, but this greatly appreciated assistance will ensure we can roll out more vaccine to those who have started the process, and to those who have been waiting.” Brady said.