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It’s time for your shot, Suburban Cook County—Protect yourself and your neighbors by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Distribution

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As of Monday, April 12, everyone over the age of 16 in Suburban Cook County is eligible to receive one of the three vaccines against COVID-19. The vaccine is free of charge and insurance is not required. Please note that supplies are still limited so it might take a while to get an appointment but supplies are increasing quickly.

Please click here to see CCDPH’s White Paper on Vaccine Equity

COVID-19 Vaccinations are Available to Homebound Individuals

Cook County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Partners are providing in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for suburban Cook County residents who are unable to leave home due to age, disability, or medical impairment.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM:

You must live in in the Jurisdiction of CCDPH (all suburban Cook County except for Chicago, Skokie, Evanston, Oak Park, and Stickney) 

AND

Be a senior OR a person with a disability who requires in-home assistance.

OR

Have to use adaptive equipment (like a ventilator, crutches, a walker, a wheelchair, etc.) and/or accessible transportation to leave home.

AND

Leaving home is not an option for you because doing so requires considerable and taxing effort.

If you or someone you know fits the criteria, you can sign-up by calling the Vaccine Sign-Up Hotline: 833-308-1988 M-F 7am-10pm and Sat 8a-10pm CT

After sign-up, you will receive a confirmation email or phone call from one of CCDPH’s COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Partners to schedule your in-home vaccination when the vaccine is available to you. Please be patient as we respond to a large number of requests.

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Please click here for downloadable flyer (PDF)

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Please click image for downloadable flyer in Spanish (PDF)

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Partners

Provider NameStreetCityZipLink for ApptsPhone Number
ACCESS Addison Family Health Center
1111 W. Lake StreetAddison60101Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Ashland Family Health Center
5159 S. Ashland Ave.Chicago60609Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Auburn-Gresham Family Health Center
8234 S. Ashland Ave.Chicago60620Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Austin Family Health Center
4909 W. Division
Suite 508
Chicago60651Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Blue Island Family Health Center
13000 Maple AvenueBlue Island60406Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Booker Family Health Center
654 E. 47th StreetChicago60653Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Brandon Family Health Center
2822 E. 83rd StreetChicago60617Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Brickyard Family Health Center
6020 W. Diversey Ave.Chicago60639Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Cabrini Family Health Center
3450 S. Archer Ave.Chicago60608Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Centro Medico
3700 W. 26th St.Chicago60623Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Centro Medico San Rafael
3204 W. 26th St.Chicago60623Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Des Plaines Valley Health Center
7450 W. 63rd StreetSummit60501Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Doctors Medical Center
6240 W. 55th StreetChicago60638Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Evanston Family Health Center
1723 Howard StreetEvanston60202Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Family Health Society
152 W. Lincoln HighwayChicago Heights60411Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS at Gary Comer Youth Center
7200 S. Ingleside Ave.Chicago60619Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Genesis Center for Health and Empowerment
1 N. BroadwayDes Plaines60016Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Grand Boulevard Health and Specialty Center
5401 S. WentworthChicago60609Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Hawthorne Family Health Center
3040 S. Cicero Ave.Cicero60804Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Located at Holy Cross
2701 W. 68th Street
Chicago60629Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Humboldt Park Family Health Center
3202 W. North AvenueChicago60647Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Kedzie Family Health Center
3229-43 W. 47th Pl.Chicago60632Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Madison Family Health Center
3800 W. Madison StreetChicago60624Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Martin T. Russo Family Health Center
245 South Gary Avenue - Lower LevelBloomingdale60108Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Melrose Park Family Health Center
8321 W. North AvenueMelrose Park60160Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Northwest Family Health Center
1120 N. Arlington Heights Rd.Arlington Heights60004Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Pilsen Family Health Center
1817 S. Loomis StreetChicago60608Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Plaza Family Health Center
2533 W. Cermak RoadChicago60608Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Rogers Park Family Health Center
1555 West Howard StreetChicago60626Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Servicios Medicos La Villita
3303 W. 26th StreetChicago60623Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS at Sinai
Sinai Community Institute
2653 W. Ogden Ave.
3rd Flr.
Chicago60608Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Southwest Family Health Center
4839 W. 47th StreetChicago60638Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Warren Family Health Center
2409 W. Warren BoulevardChicago60612Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS West Chicago Family Health Center
245 W. Roosevelt -
Bldg 14, Suite 150
West Chicago60185Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
ACCESS Westside Family Health Center
3752 W. 16th StreetChicago60623Make an appointment1-833-754-2149
Alivio at 2100 S Morgan 2100 S MorganChicago60608Make an appointment(773) 254-1400
Alivio Medical Center - Berwyn6447 Cermak RdBerwyn60402Make an appointment(773) 254-1400
Alivio PAV YMCA2947 S Oak Park AveBerwyn60402Make an appointment(773) 254-1400
Alzien Medical Ltd2850 W 95th St Suite #400 Evergreen Park60805Make an appointment(708) 424-7600
Alzien Pediatric Associates6700 W 95th St #250 Oak Lawn 60453Make an appointment(708) 424-7600
Aunt Martha's - Harvey15420 Dixie HwyHarvey60426(877) 692-8686
Broadway Medical Center - Bellwood4009 Warren Ave Bellwood 60104Make an appointment(708) 343-1300
Broadway Medical Center - Melrose Park153 1/2 N 19th Ave Melrose Park60160Make an appointment(708) 345-8960
Chicago Behavioral Hospital555 Wilson Ln Des Plaines60016Email for appointments (847) 768-5430
Emerge MedStaffing3330 W 177th St Suite 3FHazel Crest60429Make an appointment(888) 855-2995
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Epic Urgent Care770 E Dundee Rd Palatine60074Make an appointment(708) 733-7750
Gottlieb Hospital701 W North AveMelrose Park60160Make an appointment
Jewel Osco 25043243 W 115th StMerrionette Park60803Make an appointment
(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco 30519352 W 159th StOrland Park60462Make an appointment
(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco 31821202 State StreetLemont60439Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco 318817705 Halsted StHomewood60430Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco 32237523 Lake StRiver Forest60305Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco 3290806 W. North AvenueMelrose Park60160Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco 34298730 W Dempster StNiles60714Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco 3456411 Green Bay RoadWilmette60091Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco 3474423 E. Dundee RoadPalatine60067Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco 42282128 S. Manheim RoadWestchester60154Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco 43081151 S Roselle RdSchaumburg60193Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco 868801 S Ridgeland AveOak Lawn60453Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco Store 11340 Patriot Blvd.Glenview60026Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco Store 309812001 S. Pulaski RoadAlsip60803Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco Store 322022 Biesterfield RoadElk Grove Village60007Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco Store 34251480 Lee StreetDes Plaines60018Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco Store 34611860 S Arlington Heights RdArlington Heights60005Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco Store 34861489 Palatine RdHoffman Estates60192Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco Store 40299534 S. Roberts RoadHickory Hills60457Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Jewel Osco Store 7545545 S. Brainard AvenueCountryside60525Make an appointment(877) 723-3929
Loyola University Medical Center2160 S 1st AveMaywood60153Make an appointment
MacNeal Hospital3249 S Oak Park AveBerwyn60402Make an appointment
Oak Street Health
- Bellwood
456 25th AveBellwood 60104Make an appointment888-386-2178
Oak Street Health
- Berwyn
7000 Cermak RdBerwyn60402Make an appointment888-386-2178
Oak Street Health
- Blue Island
3076 W 127th StBlue Island60406Make an appointment888-386-2178
Oak Street Health
- Lincoln Crossing
1401 Western AveChicago Heights60411Make an appointment888-386-2178
PCC-South6201 Roosevelt RoadBerwyn60402(773) 295-3347
PCC-Melrose Park1111 Superior Street, Suite 101Melrose Park60160(773) 295-3347
Physicians Immediate Care
-Alsip
4800 W 129th St Alsip60803Make an appointment708-377-2169
Physicians Immediate Care
-Elk Grove Village
1420 Busse RdElk Grove Village60007Make an appointment847-653-0142
Physicians Immediate Care
-Hanover Park
7425 Barrington RdHanover Park60133Make an appointment630-823-0392
Physicians Immediate Care
-Niles
8630 W Golf RdNiles60714Make an appointment847-299-0009
Physicians Immediate Care
-Norridge
4900 N Cumberland AveNorridge60706Make an appointment708-456-1600
Physicians Immediate Care
-Orland Park
9570 W 159th St Ste AOrland Park60467Make an appointment708-675-7070
Physicians Immediate Care
-Park Ridge
123 S Northwest HwyPark Ridge60068Make an appointment224-585-7000
Pillars Community Health27 Calendar AveLa Grange60525Make an appointment(708) 745-5277
Quik Scripts3330 Ridge RdLansing60438Make an appointment708-474-9540
SPI Primary Care30 E. 15th StreetChicago Heights60411Make an appointment(708) 747-7777
SPI Primary Care3700 W. 203rd StreetOlympia Fields60461Make an appointment(708) 679-2570
Star-Care Family Wellness9830 Ridgeland Ave Ste 9AChicago Ridge60415Make an appointment708-581-4960
Walgreens 111094800 148th StMidlothian60445Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 14504101 1st AveLyons60534Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 156353959 W 95th StEvergreen Park60805Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 15907800 Devon AvePark Ridge60068Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 27219000 N Greenwood AveNiles60714Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 27855840 W 35th StCicero60804Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 2986815 Summit StElgin60120Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 30767251 Lake StRiver Forest60305Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 39235 E Palatine RdArlington Heights60004Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 48746600 Willow Springs RdLa Grange Highlands60525Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 56702 N La Grange RdLa Grange60525Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 56831403 Waukegan RdGlenview60025Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 59624820 N Cumberland AveNorridge60706Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 64629595 Grand AveFranklin Park60131Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 6564522 Torrence AveCalumet City60409Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 67601000 N Roselle RdHoffman Estates60169Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 74113200 Vollmer RdOlympia Fields60461Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 96001445 W North AveMelrose Park60160Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens 9924390 E 162nd StSouth Holland60473Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 12494800 W Cermak RdCicero60804Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 14498000 Broadview Village SqBroadview60155Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 2091028 S Elmhurst RdMount Prospect60056Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 34332560 W Golf RdHoffman Estates60169Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 372713 E Irving Park RdStreamwood60107Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 37297350 Barrington RdHanover Park60133Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 392818301 Pulaski AveHazel Crest60429Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 3940375 E Dundee RdPalatine60074Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 39956 E North AveNorthlake60164Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 41487960 W 159th StOrland Park60462Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 4438930 Elk Grove Town CtrElk Grove Village60007Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 494713501 Cicero AveCrestwood60418Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 50766800 Ogden AveBerwyn60402Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 50863120 Chicago RdSouth Chicago Heights60411Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 512718133 Torrence AveLansing60438Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 51282601 E Sauk TrlSauk Village60411Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 51397945 W 95th StHickory Hills60457Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 53844700 Gilbert AveWestern Springs60558Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 56848800 W 95th StHickory Hills60457Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 91418700 S Kedzie AveEvergreen Park60805Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS
Walgreens Store 92461000 E Northwest HwyArlington Heights60004Make an appointment1-800-WALGREENS

COVID Vaccine FAQs

Read below for the common questions and answers related to the COVID-19 vaccination.

Getting the vaccine

How do I make an appointment?

vaccine.cookcountyil.gov is a site where people living, working, or receiving medical care in suburban Cook County can register for vaccine. Those who are eligible to be vaccinated at this time can schedule an appointment to receive vaccine if enough vaccine is available. Please note that the vaccine supply is still quite limited.

How will a patient be directed to a specific facility?

On the new site, residents will be given a list of facilities within a 15-mile radius. They can choose any of those locations at which to make appointments.

Can the identified facilities take walk-ins?

Each site requires an appointment. We are aiming to be as efficient as possible in our planning, so we are requiring patients to provide information when they make an appointment so the process of vaccination can happen as quickly as possible on site.

Will you need to provide proof of age if you are 65?

We are asking for identification and insurance information if you have them. The vaccine is free and you do not need to be insured to receive a vaccine. Any insurance information is used by the partner site for re-imbursement purposes. There will be no out-of-pocket fees.

Will you need to provide proof of occupation?
Yes, for Phase 1a and Phase 1b frontline essential workers we request any ONE of the following for proof of phase eligibility:

    • Professional/work-related staff identification
    • Professional license number or certificate
    • Paystub from employer
    • Signed letter from employer
    • Uniform
    • For family caregivers/unpaid home health – letter from an organization (e.g. Age Options) or physician indicating their role
Is the vaccine free?
The vaccine is free. You do not need to be insured to receive a vaccine. We ask for insurance information so that partner sites can use it for reimbursement for administration. There is no out-of-pocket fee.
Can I call to make an appointment?
Yes, for people without internet or computer access, a call center is available. The call center will be open Monday through Friday 7am to 7pm. The number is 1-833-308-1988.
Can the sites take walk-ins?
Each site requires an appointment. We are aiming to be as efficient as possible in our planning, so we are requiring patients to provide information when they make an appointment so the process of vaccination can happen as quickly as possible on site.
How will patients be notified for 2nd shots?
This varies by site. Some will have you schedule your second dose at the same time as the first. Some will have you schedule during your first appointment. Some may send follow up links with information about how to schedule your second dose. Please make sure to have all of your questions answered about this at your first appointment.
Can you be undocumented? Is a SSN required?
All residents of Cook County are eligible to be vaccinated, included undocumented residents. The vaccine is free and nobody should charge you for the vaccine dose or ask for your social security number.
Will my personal information by shared with others?
Your private health information is secured and always kept completely confidential. We will not ask for your social security number. We will not share your name with anyone, including law enforcement, debt collection agencies, or immigration.

Our health department will not share personal information with any other health departments or any other government or private entities. We will share more general information, such as changes in the number of people who are sick or and racial and other inequities, with the public and our partners.

How quickly will I be protected from COVID after receiving the vaccine?
Similar to the flu vaccine, it will take a few weeks ​after completing the COVID-vaccine before your body builds up the immune response to protect against COVID-19. ​If you receive a 2-dose vaccine, the full immune response is not completed until a few weeks after the 2nd dose. Even with the high efficacy of the vaccines, no vaccine is 100% protective. CCDPH still recommends mask wearing, social distancing and washing your hands frequently, even if you have received the vaccine.
Who will know if I get vaccinated?
Information collected when you get the vaccine follows all HIPPA privacy requirements. The health department or medical provider will retain some information for dose tracking purposes. No information is shared with non-public health agencies.
Will you need to provide proof of age if you are 65?
We are asking for identification and insurance information if you have them. The vaccine is free and you do not need to be insured to receive a vaccine. Any insurance information is used by the partner site for re-imbursement purposes. There will be no out-of-pocket fees.
Can I just get one of the vaccine doses?
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both require two doses. One dose will not give you the same level of immunity. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose. All the vaccines are safe and effective against getting the most severe cases of COVID-19.
Once I have the vaccine, do I still need to wear a mask and social distance?
Even after someone has been vaccinated the individual should continue to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. While we know the vaccines protect the individual from contracting COVID, but we do not know if it prevents spreading COVID. As more people receive the vaccine, we may be able to dial back these measures.
Can I pick which vaccine I get?
At this time individuals cannot choose which vaccine they receive.
Where can I get a vaccine?
As the vaccine supplies increases, COVID-19 vaccine will be available through additional vaccination providers, including doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers.
How will the vaccine be distributed across suburban Cook County?
CCDPH will follow federal and state guidelines for distributing the vaccine. Distribution prioritization is based on risk, not geographic location. However, all hospitals across the city will receive doses of the vaccine based on their healthcare workforce and patient populations. Access to the vaccine will always be looked at through an equity lens.
When can life return to normal?
Widespread vaccination will ​allow suburban Cook County ​to dial back restrictions set in place to slow the spread of COVID​, but this process will happen over many months. As more ​residents get vaccinated, there will be more opportunity to ​safely move back to normal lives. In the meantime, CCDPH still recommends mask wearing, social distancing and washing your hands frequently, even if you have received the vaccine.

Vaccine Safety

Is the vaccine safe?

All vaccines in Illinois will only be distributed when they are deemed safe. Both the Pfizer and Moderna have completed multiple stages of clinical trials.

The CDC, along with FDA and other federal partners, will use established safety systems to conduct heightened safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines. Additional safety measures include active surveillance using text messaging and web surveys from CDC, and enhanced passive surveillance through other data sources from healthcare facilities.

If a link is found between a side effect and a COVID-19 vaccine, public health officials will take appropriate action by weighing the benefits of the vaccine against its risks to determine if recommendations for using the vaccine should change and continuously monitor and evaluate safety thereafter.

Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?
No. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way.

Messenger RNA vaccines—also called mRNA vaccines—are the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States. mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. The mRNA from a COVID-19 vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept. This means the mRNA cannot affect or interact with our DNA in any way. Instead, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. Learn more about how COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work.

At the end of the process, our bodies have learned how to protect against future infection. That immune response and making antibodies is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.

Is the vaccine effective?

Pfizer has reported preliminary data that demonstrates their vaccine is 95% effective. Moderna has reported preliminary data that demonstrates their vaccine is 94.1% effective.

The CDC is working to make sure vaccine effectiveness assessments include diverse groups of people, such as healthcare personnel, essential workers, older adults, and those living in nursing homes, people with underlying medical conditions, racial and ethnic minority groups, and tribal nations. It is important to measure how well COVID-19 vaccines work in groups of people who are at increased risk of getting COVID- 19, as well as in those who are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

Has the vaccine been approved by the FDA?

The FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 11, 2020. They will decide on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020.

What does Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) mean?

In an emergency, like a pandemic, it may not be possible to have all the evidence that the FDA would usually have before approving a drug, device, or a test. When there is a declared emergency, the FDA can allow the use of a product, like a vaccine, before full approval by issuing an Emergency Use Authorization or EUA.

After the requisite determination and declaration have been issued, and after feasible and appropriate consultations, FDA may issue an EUA only if FDA concludes that the following four statutory criteria for issuance have been met.

  1. Serious or Life-Threatening Disease or Condition
  2. Evidence of Effectiveness
  3. Risk-Benefit Analysis
  4. No Alternatives

More information on EUA is available on the FDA website.

How was the vaccine developed so quickly?

The COVID-19 vaccine was developed through the Health and Human Services’ Operation Warp Speed. No safety measures were cut in its design, testing or manufacturing. A focus was placed on early manufacturing and the use of new technologies so as soon as the vaccine was deemed safe by the appropriate agencies, distribution could begin. More information about Operation Warp Speed is on the HHS’ website.

Who was represented in the clinical trials?

Pfizer’s clinical trial enrolled 43,000+ participants with 42% globally having racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Moderna’s 30,000 trial ​included participants from minority communities, including 6,000 Hispanic and 3,000 Black participants. AstraZeneca’s initial trial data included participants from Brazil and the United Kingdom while the company continues to conduct trials in South Africa, Kenya, Latin America, Japan, Russia and the United States.

I have more questions about vaccine safety.
Please visit this page and this page on the CDC’s website for more additional questions and answers about vaccine safety.

CCDPH’s Vaccination Distribution

How will the vaccine be distributed across suburban Cook County?

CCDPH will follow federal and state guidelines for distributing the vaccine. Distribution prioritization is based on risk, not geographic location. However, all hospitals across the city will receive doses of the vaccine based on their healthcare workforce and patient populations. Access to the vaccine will always be looked at through an equity lens.

How is an essential worker defined?

There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors identified by the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. Additional information on these sectors can be found on the CISA website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Phases and Community Vaccination Program

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is making the COVID-19 vaccine available as soon as possible to people living and working in CCDPH’s jurisdiction of suburban Cook County. (Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie and Stickney Township have their own state-certified local health departments and are not part of CCDPH’s jurisdiction).

CCDPH has released a registration form for community organizations (such as adult daycare, community center, employer, senior housing, shelter, place of worship, or other large institution) that would like to work with CCDPH to organize on-site vaccinations. A mobile vaccination unit may be sent to your site to run an onsite vaccination clinic to vaccinate ONLY pre-registered staff/residents/clients. Given that vaccine supply is highly limited, CCDPH will prioritize requests based on COVID-19 impact and vulnerability.

To qualify for mobile team assistance, you must:
  1. Employ or serve individuals in Phase 1b with limited resources or access to care within suburban Cook County (excluding Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, or Stickney Township).
  2. Have a secure space to conduct vaccination while maintaining social distancing
  3. Support clinics for COVID-19 vaccination doses 1 and 2
  4. Support setting up appointments and pre-register staff/clients

To register, please visit the Community Vaccination Program website, and click the “Organization Sign-Up” link on the right side of the menu bar.

Community Vaccine Sites

Who are the community vaccination sites for?

The community vaccination sites are for people living or working in suburban Cook County, regardless of their immigration status or insurance status.

Is an appointment required?

Yes, an appointment is required. Cook County Health will release new appointments every week for the following week based on the amount of vaccine on hand. Based on current vaccine supply, approximately 15,000 appointments will be released on Jan. 22 to cover all Cook County Health sites. Please note that there is not enough vaccine at this time to vaccinate everyone in the Phase 1b.

How do I make an appointment?

Please visit vaccine.cookcountyil.gov. Those who are eligible to be vaccinated at this time can schedule an appointment to receive vaccine if enough vaccine is available. Please note that there is not enough vaccine at this time to vaccinate everyone in the Phase 1b.

Where are the community vaccination sites located?

The first community vaccination sites have opened at the Tinley Park Convention Center and Triton College. In the weeks ahead, pending vaccine availability, Cook County expects to open additional large-scale sites.

Can my organization partner with CCDPH to host a vaccination clinic?
CCDPH has released a registration form for community organizations (such as adult daycare, community center, employer, senior housing, shelter, place of worship, or other large institution) that would like to work with CCDPH to organize on-site vaccinations. A mobile vaccination unit may be sent to your site to run an onsite vaccination clinic to vaccinate ONLY pre-registered staff/residents/clients. Given that vaccine supply is highly limited, CCDPH will prioritize requests based on COVID-19 impact and vulnerability.

To qualify for mobile team assistance, you must:

  1. Employ or serve individuals in Phase 1b with limited resources or access to care within suburban Cook County (excluding Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, or Stickney Township).
  2. Have a secure space to conduct vaccination while maintaining social distancing
  3. Support clinics for COVID-19 vaccination doses 1 and 2
  4. Support setting up appointments and pre-register staff/clients

To register, please visit the Community Vaccination Program website, and click the “Organization Sign-Up” link on the right side of the menu bar.

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