The Shawnee Community College helipad is used occasionally by medical personnel when significant medical intervention is needed quickly. However, today it was a military helicopter that landed on the campus in Ullin. Major General Richard R. Neely, the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois National Guard, along with several staff members, were in Ullin to do a site visit for the ongoing Southern 7 vaccination effort being held on the Shawnee College campus. As the Adjutant General, Major General Neely is responsible for carrying out Illinois National Guard missions in supporting emergency relief efforts, including the current vaccination mission across the state.
During his visit, Major General Neely checked in with guard members, visited with medical staff from Southern 7, spoke with residents receiving vaccines and college leaders about the vaccination missions progress. “We were honored to have Major General Neely here today.” said Director of Communications Rob Betts, “We are grateful for the continued efforts to vaccinate members of our community.”
Vaccinations are still taking place weekly on Shawnee Community College’s campus; details about the effort can be obtained by contacting the Southern 7 Health Department. Vaccinations are still taking place weekly on the campus of Shawnee Community College, details about the effort can be obtained by contacting the Southern 7 Health Department.