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Boost Up Cook County

It’s not to late to late to get your
COVID-19 vaccine.

Boost Up Today!

Boost Up Cook County

Per the FDA and CDC on 4/18/23: Monovalent vaccines are no longer authorized for use in the United States. Bivalent vaccines should be used for everyone 6 months of age and older. Learn more.

  • If you: are 65+, have received your primary COVID-19 series, and it’s been more than 4 months since your last COVID-19 vaccine, you are now eligible for an additional booster dose.
  • If you are: immunocompromised, received your primary COVID-19 series, and it’s been more than 2 months since your last COVID-19 vaccine, you are now eligible for an additional booster dose.

Cook County Department of Public Health is encouraging all suburban Cook County residents to ‘Boost Up’ and give themselves and their loved ones the gift of health this holiday season, by staying up-to-date on vaccinations and boosters, and doing the usual things to keep germs from spreading.

Get vaccinated and boosted

Vaccination continues to be our best weapon against COVID and flu.

Boost Up to strengthen your body’s immune response against severe symptoms or complications that could lead to missed work or school, lost income or benefit time, hospitalization or death.

Vaccines and boosters are safe, effective, and have undergone—and will continue to undergo—the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. You cannot get COVID or flu from the vaccines.

Where to find COVID vaccines and boosters and flu vaccines

Give yourself a boost

It’s not to late to late to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Find free COVID vaccines and boosters near you.

Give your loved ones a boost

Like spending quality time together, show them love when you help them get their annual flu vaccines.

Give germs the boot

Keep germs from spreading by cleaning frequently touched surfaces and ventilating spaces; covering coughs and sneezes and masking; keeping your distance and staying home when sick.

Get a free ride to your vaccination appointment

Get a free ride to your vaccination. CCDPH is partnering with Kaizen Health to offer FREE rides to and from your COVID vaccinations. Kaizen can provide vehicles to accommodate most residents, including those in wheelchairs or those who require child seats at no cost. Schedule rides by calling 833-308-1988.

Get vaccinated or boosted at home

The Cook County Department of Public Health is providing in-home COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations for all suburban Cook County residents who are eligible for a dose.

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Live in CCDPH’s jurisdiction of suburban Cook County (excluding Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie and Stickney Township which have their own health departments), AND:
  • Be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine

To sign up for in-home vaccination:

  • Call our hotline at 833-309-1988 – Hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Apply online at bit.ly/homevaccine – One of our vaccination partners will call you to schedule an appointment. Please be patient while we work through a large number of requests.

Request a mobile vaccination clinic at your organization

Cook County Department of Public Health can provide COVID-19 vaccinations, materials and speakers at events hosted by organizations:

  • Based in suburban Cook County (excluding Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, or Stickney Township)
  • That employ or serve individuals with limited resources or access to care within suburban Cook County (excluding Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, or Stickney Township)
  • Have staff available to manage and/or host the event
  • Expecting 10 or more attendees

For more information, click here.

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Updated September 20, 2023, 3:18 PM