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UPDATED: Local vaccine clinic for ages 16+ fills in 30 minutes

And just like that.

Close to 1,200 vaccine appointments made available Friday, April 9, are already filled, according to local officials.

It was announced Friday that New Trier Township residents aged 16 and had an immediate opportunity to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at New Trier High School’s Northfield campus on Tuesday, April 13, village officials announced Friday.

That opportunity was gone with 30 minutes, said Mike Braiman, village manager of Wilmette.

Residents of Glencoe, Kenilworth, Northfield, Wilmette, Winnetka and nearby Northbrook were eligble sign up at now at the following link:

Just under 1,200 doses will be available at the one-day vaccination event, Glencoe’s assistant village manager Sharon Tanner told The Record.

Vaccinations at the event will be administered by appointment only. They will be booked on a first-come, first-serve basis, officials say.

Residents who signed up will then receive their second dose on May 4 at the same location.

Those who book an appointment are asked to bring a copy of a valid photo identification — either a driver’s license, state I.D. or student I.D. — and an insurance card.

Officials say that individuals will receive an email with authorization documents that should be filled out and brought to the vaccination site.

According to an email announcing the clinic, individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The vaccination clinic at New Trier is provided by Cook County and Albertsons/Jewel Osco, and will be staffed by employees of participating municipalities, officials said.

New Trier’s Northfield campus served as a vaccination site for hundreds of first responders and essential workers in late February. The site then administered vaccines for township residents who qualified through the state’s 1b+ grouping in March.

Tanner said that officials don’t yet have precise plans to announce another vaccination opportunity but that they are “continuing to seek opportunities to offer residents vaccinations.”

The latest vaccination opportunity at New Trier comes as state officials and municipalities are ramping up vaccination efforts.

According to state data, a record 154,201 vaccine doses were administered in Illinois on April 8. The state’s seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 112,680 doses, the data shows.

As of publication time, 6.87 million vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois. Nearly 21 percent (20.9) of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated, according to state data.

In Cook County, 1.37 million doses have been administered. The state says 520,436 Cook County residents are fully vaccinated, a total that equals just over 21 percent of the county’s population.

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Martin Carlino is a co-founder and the senior editor who assigns and edits The Record stories, while also bylining articles every week. Martin is an experienced and award-winning education reporter who was the editor of The Northbrook Tower.

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