Biden administration to deploy approximately 1,000 troops to assist with Covid vaccination effort

Sergeant Jurne Smith-Traylor (L) of the Illinois Air National Guard administers a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Arthur Barsotti at a vaccination center established at the Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, on February 3, 2021.

QUINCY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- A mass vaccination site will open Thursday for eligible Illinois residents. The site will provide about 2,100 doses a day at full capacity. The vaccination event will be held at Oakley Lindsey Center located at 300 Civic Center Plaza.

Quincy is two hours northwest of St. Louis.

Illinois officials say they are anticipating roughly 105,000 Johnson & Johnson doses, 22,000 of which are earmarked for deployment in Chicago. The remaining 83,000 will be distributed throughout the state. 

To schedule an appointment for the event, visit here.

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