At this time, Christie Clinic locations do not have the COVID-19 vaccination available for patients. Appointments are not being taken at this time by Christie Clinic for the COVID-19 vaccination. Please do not call your provider to request an appointment.
For more information and to stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 phases in Champaign County, visit the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District COVID-19 page.
If you have questions regarding vaccine availability and/or places you may be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, please call the Christie Clinic Covid Information Line at 217-366-4070. This line will be updated routinely and is the fastest way to get information about vaccine availability.
Additional COVID-19 VACCINE Information
- Patients who initially received the Pfizer vaccine will require a booster immunization 3 weeks or more after their initial dose.
- Patients who initially received the Moderna vaccine will require a booster immunization 4 weeks or more after their initial dose.
- Patients can expect the full benefit of immunity 2 weeks after =receiving the second dose of vaccine.
- Vaccinated patients should continue to follow all safety measures, including masking in public, handwashing, and social distancing until notified otherwise by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
- Covid -19 vaccines cannot be scheduled through Christie Clinic at this time. If you have questions about when or where to receive your second dose, please follow the instructions you were given at the time if your initial vaccination.
- Patients must receive both vaccine doses from the same manufacturer as they are not interchangeable.
- After receiving a covid-19 vaccine, patients should monitor their health for 48 hours. If you experience any of the expected side effects, you do NOT need to notify your provider. After receiving a Covid-19 vaccine, it is normal for patients to experience no side effects or any or all of the following symptoms:
- Soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site
- Mild fever <100F, fatigue, chills, headache
- Muscle aches and pain, joint pain
- If you develop any of the previously mentioned, expected side effects, there are ways to treat them at home:
- For injection site pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site, mild fever, fatigue, chills, headache, malaise, muscle aches and pain, joint pain, or warmth you may use cold compresses, and/or over the counter acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) as long as you are not allergic.
- For itching, you may use over the counter Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or another over the counter antihistamine.
- Symptoms patients should NOT expect as side effects from the Covid-19 vaccine are:
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Fever > 100.4F
- Runny nose and nasal congestion
- Loss of taste or smell
- If you are experiencing any of the symptoms not expected as side effects from the Covid-19 vaccine, other causes, including an active Covid-19 infection, should be considered.
VACCINE UPDATE: The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be now be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for all Champaign County residents 65 years of age and older.
Please see the below flyer or click here to read the full press release for more details.
DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE FLYER HERE. Spanish Translation. French Translation.
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Last updated Thursday, 1/21/21 at 10:45AM