Mascoutah Families and Faculty & Staff,
Vaccines for children ages 5-11 have now been approved. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is sponsoring vaccination clinics at two sites in Mascoutah School District 19, MES and WES, with both on November 12, from 4:00pm-7:00pm. The second vaccination date for both sites will follow on December 3, from 4:00pm-7:00pm. The clinics are scheduling appointments for anyone 5 years of age and older. Walk-ins are welcome, as well.
Wingate Vaccine Clinic
150 Wingate Boulevard,
Belleville, IL 62221
MES Vaccine Clinic
533 North 6th Street
Mascoutah, Illinois IL 62258
- MES Vaccination Clinic Registration Link for November 12, 2021
- MES Vaccination Clinic Registration Link for December 3, 2021
Additional Information & Resources
If you can’t attend these clinics, you can find clinics in our area by visiting www.vaccines.gov or calling 1-833-621-1284. If you have additional questions, please contact the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH):
Our hope is that many will take advantage of this. One of the benefits of being vaccinated, outside of health issues, is it also allows students to be able to stay in school when there is an exposure as long as the vaccinated individual who was exposed exhibits no symptoms.
Vaccinations & Symptoms
Please be aware that after receiving the COVID vaccine, individuals may experience some minor side effects. Refer to the list below to determine if a child should stay home or if he or she can attend school if experiencing symptoms after vaccination (adapted from the Illinois State Board of Education’s Post-Vaccine Guidance):
A student should not attend school if exhibiting any of the following symptoms:
- Fever 100.4 or greater (must be fever-free 24 hours before returning to school)
- New Cough
- Shortness of Breath
- Loss of taste or smell
- Or any other COVID symptom not listed
If the symptoms go away within two days of receiving the vaccine, a COVID test will not be required. However, if symptoms are not resolved within two days of receiving the vaccine, continue to stay home and contact your healthcare provider.