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The vaccines can protect you from getting severe COVID-19

Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community healthy.

Vax and Relax.

COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications. If you get sick, you might spread the disease to friends, family, coworkers, and everyone around you.

If you’ve had the virus, you may have some natural protection, known as immunity, but we don’t know how long this protection lasts. The COVID-19 vaccinations will help protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience sickness.

Wearing masks and social distancing will reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.

(April 23, 2021) CCDPH resumes distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please click here for more information.

We are committed to equity.

CCDPH is committed to an equitable distribution of vaccine, with an emphasis on communities that have been most dramatically impacted by COVID such as senior citizens and traditionally underserved populations. Click here to see CCDPH’s White Paper on our commitment to vaccine equity

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COVID Vaccine FAQs

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

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If you received your first two vaccinations at a Cook County site and you get the booster at a local pharmacy, the booster vaccination does not show up in your Cook County vaccination records. Only vaccinations received from Cook County will show up in Cook County records. However, all immunization data is entered into the IDPH I-CARE system and can be found on the Illinois Department of Public Health Vax Verify website. Learn more at: https://idphportal.illinois.gov/s/?language=en_US.

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As of Dec. 16, 2021: Everyone ages 16 years and older can get a booster shot after they have completed their COVID-19 vaccine primary series. People ages 16 to 17 years old can get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot. On this date, CDC stated the U.S. supply of mRNA vaccines is abundant – with nearly 100 million doses in the field for immediate use and updated its recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines with a preference for people to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) over Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals who are unable or unwilling to receive an mRNA vaccine will continue to have access to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Read CDC’s media statement.

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