Residents in six rural counties are gaining more opportunity for a single-dose COVID vaccination this week after Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced an expansion Monday.

“Our Rural Vaccination Program is seeing extraordinary results in its first weeks, and I’m thrilled to see this program expand to additional counties,” Pritzker said in a statement. In the first two weeks, more than 4,700 people were vaccinated.

The Illinois National Guard in partnership with local health departments is operating the rural teams that will have a total vaccination capacity of 8,000 people. Appointments are prioritized for county residents. Per the Federal Drug Administration emergency use authorization, only individuals 18 years and older are eligible for Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Dates, locations and appointment contact include:

On April 12, Illinois will expand eligibility to all residents ages 16 and older, but many local health departments have already expanded eligibility to all residents.

More than 900 vaccination locations across the state are open to all eligible members of the public. To find a location, visit {}. Anyone having difficulty making an online vaccination appointment may contact the state’s Vaccine Appointment Call Center daily from 6 a.m. to midnight at 1-833-621-1284.