The Illinois Pandemic Health Navigator Program Grant ended June 30, 2022.
Thank you Illinois Public Health Association


Need help with Covid-19? Vaccine sign-up, food, rental and utility application form assistance and more?



Please contact the Elgin Area Pandemic Assistance Team at 224-765-7370 weekdays, between 9 am and 4 pm.
In Person

Visit the Elgin Area Pandemic Assistance Team at Gail Borden Public Library,
270 N. Grove, Elgin, weekdays from 1 - 5 pm.

Please contact the Elgin Area Pandemic Assistance Team at

Request Forms

Kane Vax Consent Forms

Vaccine Request | Assistance Request

Pfizer Moderna | Janssen


If you are homebound and in need of an in-home vaccination, please reach out to us and we will make arrangements.




Vaccination Clinics

Vaccine Clinic

Tuesday, October 25 | 4 - 7 pm
Main Library Meadows Community Rooms ABC

Free COVID-19 vaccine clinic hosted by VNA. First and second doses will be available, as well as the new bivalent booster. Ages 5 and up.
Pfizer and Moderna first doses, second doses, and the new bivalent boosters will be available for adults and children ages 5 and up.
In partnership with the VNA.


Information from the CDC about booster shots:

Find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster near you

Use to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
Contact the Pandemic Team for assistance.



Press Coverage

Building trust and breaking the language barrier helped Elgin group get people vaccinated for COVID, director tells Congressional subcommittee

11/11/2021 Courier News

Removing language barriers and fostering trust are two of the most important things they did in their efforts to persuade minority residents in Elgin to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the manager of a library-based program told a Congressional subcommittee.

Mayor Lightfoot testifies in front of Congress on how Chicago is overcoming vaccine hesitancy


11/10/21 ABC Channel
7CHICAGO (WLS) -- COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Chicago and across Illinois took center stage Wednesday afternoon as Congress looks for ways to get more shots in arms. 
With the vaccine now being available for kids age 5 to 11, and with COVID cases ticking upward as we approach the holidays, there is renewed effort to get more people vaccinated...

11/10/21 Select Subcomittee

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. C.T./2:00 p.m. E.T., the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi presiding, will hold an in-person field hearing in Chicago on the urgent need to build vaccine confidence and increase vaccinations in the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois, and across the country... 



Press Releases

1/7/2022 The Library's Elgin Area Pandemic Team Continues Assistance through June of 2022

The Elgin Area Pandemic Team that is funded by an Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) grant to the Gail Borden Public Library District Foundation and Library District, in partnership with Centro de Informacion and in coordination with local, regional and state partners has been authorized to extend work through June of 2022.  The IPHA budgeted an additional $100,000 to the Foundation to continue.  



Dr. Poulos Answers Your COVID-19 Questions

Dr. Poulos goes over current local information about COVID-19, vaccines and more. Visit the page.


Financial Assistance & Other Resources

The City of Elgin is compiling a list of financial assistance programs and other helpful resources for those seeking to manage payments and provide for themselves and their families. Visit the page. - Protecting my family & healing our community

This Elgin page gives local resources, answers questions and provides local promotional materials. Visit the page.


Keep Calm and Avoid Coronavirus Scams

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Scammers are using telemarketing calls, text messages, social media platforms, and door-to-door visits to perpetrate COVID-19-related scams.

Fraudsters are offering COVID-19 tests, HHS grants, and Medicare prescription cards in exchange for personal details, including Medicare information. However, these services are unapproved and illegitimate.

These scammers use the coronavirus pandemic to benefit themselves, and beneficiaries face potential harm. The personal information collected can be used to fraudulently bill federal health care programs and commit medical identity theft. Please review the following tips and beware of suspicious emails and phone calls.

 Here are 5 things you can do to avoid a Coronavirus scam: 


 Ignore offers for vaccinations and home test kits. 

Scammers are selling products to treat or prevent COVID-19 without proof that they work. 



 Hang up on robocalls. 

Scammers use illegal sales call to get your money and your personal information. 



 Watch out for phishing emails and text messages. 

Don’t click on links in emails or texts you didn’t expect. 



 Research before you donate. 

Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. Get tips on donating wisely at 



 Stay in the know. 

Go to for the latest information on scams. Sign up to get FTC’s alerts at





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Elgin Area Pandemic Assistance

The Gail Borden Public Library District Foundation and Library District, in partnership with Centro de Informacion and in coordination with local, regional and state partners, will be assisting COVID-impacted people in our community as part of the Pandemic Health Navigator Program. The grant for this program is from the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA), in partnership with the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) and funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The program will utilize Community Health Workers to help prevent transmission of COVID-19 through education and outreach, and integrates community health centers, community-based organizations, and public health partners to coordinate Illinois resources for the most vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Gail Borden Public Library Foundation
Centro de Informacion Illinois Public Health Association



 Illinois Department of Public Health    Illinois Primary Health Care Association