KSB Hospital is committed to safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping our community protected and informed. At KSBCOVIDHub.com, you can find the latest data on how the pandemic is affecting our region. We hope this will serve as a useful source of truth for the Sauk Valley.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay smart. Together, we will see this through.
Weekly Number of Cases by County
Weekly Percentage of Positive Results
Total Confirmed Cases and Deaths by County
Current KSB Inpatients with COVID Symptoms:
Local Testing + Vaccine Resources
Covid-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. After you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in many of the activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
Testing for Covid-19 is offered at these area locations:
- KSB Hospital – 403 E. First St. 815-288-5531
- Value Lab – 832 N Galena Ave. 815-677-9384
- Physicians Immediate Care – 1672 S. Galena Ave. 815-564-2663
- Sauk Valley Community College – 173 IL Rt 2. 815-835-6399
- Covid Express Care – 1311 N. Galena Ave. 224-470-3884
- Walgreens – 1275 N. Galena Ave. 800-925-4733
Vaccines are available to those 5 and older at many area pharmacies including these in Dixon:
- Walgreens – 1275 N. Galena Ave. 815-288-7844
- Snyder Drugs – 301 N. Galena Ave. 815-284-8000
- Walmart Inc. – 1640 S. Galena Ave. 815-288-7770
The Lee County Health Dept also offers several walk in vaccination clinics each month.
For other location options or to schedule an online appointment, go to vaccines.gov.
Local Vaccine Coverage
Percentage of Population Fully Vaccinated
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I receive a vaccine?
The vaccine is the most effective tool for ending this global pandemic. We encourage all our associates, as well as all members of our community, to consider a vaccine. Since the start of the pandemic, caregivers have been at risk for contracting the coronavirus in their work caring for patients and the communities they serve. Numerous nurses, physicians and other clinicians around the country have contracted the virus, and some have died.
Please visit the CDC for more information.
Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines
Accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors.
It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis.
Please visit the CDC for more details.
Frequently asked questions
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No, it is a myth that you’ll get COVID-19 from the COVID-19 vaccine. You will not get COVID-19 from the vaccine because it does not use the live virus. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines utilize a new type of vaccine, known as mRNA, which introduces a genetic code the body can use to make its own viral protein to induce an immune response to fight off the coronavirus.
It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. It is possible to become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and get sick—this is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.
Local, Helpful Information
Stay up to date with the latest news on our social media pages:
Teen and Tween Anxiety
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Jessi West and Pediatrician, Dr. Nag talk about the things parents can do to help their tweens/teens with anxiety and other feelings they may be having during this challenging time brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
All You Want To Know About The Covid-19 Vaccine
KSB Hospital Pharmacy Director, Luke Herbert, PharmD discusses the most up to date information on the Covid vaccine. He also discusses the reasons to get vaccinated.
Special COVID-19 Talk Line
Click here to listen in as KSB representatives share the latest details on COVID-19, the hospital’s preparations and the real time impact it’s had on local medical care availability.
Dr. Pratip Nag Explains the 3W’s
For children, tweens, and teens
Pediatrician, Dr. Pratip Nag, explains how following the 3W’s can help protect ourselves and those we love against the COVID-19 virus.
Dr. Gehlbach on the Importance of Face Masks
KSB Pulmonolgist, Dr. Thomas Gelhbach, shares a few important points on wearing face coverings, including when and where they should be worn.