Riverside Township is asking township residents who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to call and get their names on a list for a pop-up clinic to be held at the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road in Riverside.
The date has not yet been finalized, said Riverside Township Supervisor Vera Wilt.
“Our partner, Osco, asked us to get a list together and they can make it happen very quickly,” Wilt said in a text message. “We just collect names and contact info and provide the venue.”
Township residents eligible under Phase 1B of the state’s vaccine rollout are asked to call the township office at 708-442-4400 during regular business hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Those calling will be asked their name, address and for a phone number. Someone from Osco will follow up to confirm eligibility and schedule an appointment.
While Osco is the administrator for this clinic, it is not collecting personal information directly from those wanting vaccines or scheduling appointments for the clinic through their stores. Anyone wishing to get more information or to be put on the scheduling list for the clinic must call the township at the above number.
Those qualifying for Phase 1B include people who are 65 years and older and essential workers, including first responders, teachers, grocery store workers, postal and public transit workers and those working in food service and manufacturing.
Wilt said Osco did not put a firm cap on the number of vaccines that will be available for the event, adding that there may be additional clinics in the future. For now, the clinic is limited to those who live in the Riverside Township areas of Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield.
“Right now we are asking it to be limited to township residents because we don’t have the big spaces that a lot of these pop-ups do,” Wilt said. “There have been so many people here struggling to get scheduled, we need to help them first.”