stadelman vax 051121ROCKFORD — State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) is commending a program to make receiving the COVID-19 vaccine more convenient for office workers in Rockford.

“It doesn’t get any more convenient than having the vaccine available at your workplace,” Stadelman said. “I acknowledge getting vaccinated is an incredibly personal decision, but I hope more people will get the vaccine when it’s so convenient.”

The program will initially be offered at 10 sites in Chicago, Schaumburg and Rockford. The state is partnering with the Building Owners and Managers Association and local unions to encourage front desk staff, custodial workers, security, building engineers and other employees to sign up for an appointment in advance.

The clinics offer two-dose vaccinations and will also take walk-ins.

Beginning in mid-May, the following buildings in Rockford will be included in the first wave of the program:

  • 308 W. State Street, Rockford
  • 1111 S. Alpine Road, Rockford

Dates and times will be promoted in advance, which will be scheduled around shift changes to allow more workers to take advantage of this opportunity.

Rockford building operators interested in hosting additional clinics are encouraged to contact the Illinois Department of Public Health or the Building Owners and Managers Association.