COVID-19 Resources: Testing, Vaccine Information and Service Updates

SIH is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible patients by appointment only. 

SIH is following the State of Illinois timeline for vaccine distribution.

The Jackson County Health Department is now officially scheduling vaccines for any Illinois resident age 16 or older. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

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Prepare for Your Vaccine Appointment

Help us keep the vaccination process running smoothly by reviewing this information before your appointment.

Prepare for Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Vaccine FAQ

Get the facts so you can make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccination Q & A

Vaccine Cost

The COVID-19 vaccine is free, however, healthcare providers are allowed to bill your insurance for an administrative fee. Insurance plans and government payer sources are required to cover administrative fees with no out-of-pocket expense to patients.This fee helps offset the costs associated with vaccine administration, vaccine handling and storage, etc. SIH is committed to making sure patients don’t pay an administrative fee. Should you receive a bill, or notice from your insurance company or other payer source that an administrative fee is being applied toward your deductible, please call 800.457.1393, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm or use MyChart to submit a customer service inquiry at any time.


If you are an SIH patient, we encourage you to sign up for a MyChart account. MyChart is the most efficient way to be notified of COVID-19 vaccine availability. If you have problems activating your account, call the SIH MyChart Liaison at 618-457-5200 ext. 67123.

Additional Vaccine Resources

Local Health Department For More Information
Franklin Williamson County Health Department or
Jackson County Health Department
Egyptian Health Department
Perry County Health Department or
Southern Seven Health Department or
Randolph County Health Department
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