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COVID-19 Vaccine

Whiteside County Health Department (WCHD) is currently providing COVID-19 vaccine Monday through Friday by appointment.

CLICK HERE to see vaccines available and to schedule an appointment 

Other vaccine providers can be found:
Online at
Phone 1-800-232-0233   (TTY 1-888-720-7489)

Additional Clinics can be found via our Facebook, Twitter and local media

COVID-19 Updates and Guidance

For current cases, deaths and hospitalization information please visit:
Additional Guidance may be found at
Follow our Facebook and Twitter for additional public health information.

COVID-19 Testing

Many COVID-19 testing options are currently available including free SHIELD IL testing through the Whiteside County Health Department and other SHIELD IL Sites, testing through healthcare providers and pharmacies, and reimbursement for at-home tests through healthcare plans. Learn more about testing options below.

Whiteside County Health Department Community SHIELD Testing

The Whiteside County Health Department is pleased to be partnering with SHIELD Illinois to offer our community FREE COVID-19 PCR testing. Individuals interested in taking advantage of this highly accurate test will need a SHIELD IL account and to provide a saliva sample at the testing tent through our northmost parking lot. 

Do Not eat, drink, brush your teeth, use mouthwash, or smoke for 1 hour before submitting your saliva sample. 
Individuals MUST have a SHIELD IL account to view results. 

Agency Code: df5brbrj

For a step by step guide, please visit: SHIELD IL Account Creation

Note Individuals under 18: A parent or guardian will need to create an account for themselves and add a dependent account for the minor being tested. Additional information available here: SHIELD IL - How can I access my child's results?

WCHD’s Testing Schedule - No Appointment Necessary
(Closed Daily from 1:00pm to 1:45pm)

Monday: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am to 1:00pm

To visit our tent, enter our northmost parking lot and follow the cones to the tent.

Answers to common questions and issues can be found in the SHIELD Illinois Knowledge Base.