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Illinois 8th District Vaccine Signup Information

VACCINE ADMINISTRATION AND DISTRIBUTION

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge to people living in the United States.
  • Administration and intra-state distribution is determined by the state of Illinois and individual counties. Thus, administration and registration vary by county.
    • Vaccines are distributed according to the population of each county (except for certain mass distribution sites such as the United Center).
    • CDC is shipping vaccines in 21-28 day intervals, allowing for enough vaccine doses to administer 2nd doses for all eligible people.

WHO IS CURRENTLY ELIGIBILE FOR A VACCINE IN ILLINOIS? Those individuals falling into categories Phase 1A, 1B, and *1B+ are eligible to receive vaccines in Illinois.

  • Phase 1A—Healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities (physicians, nurses, dentists, therapists, reception staff, caregivers etc.)
    • Phase 1A: 850,000 eligible
  • Phase 1B—Age 65+ and frontline essential workers (first responders, educators, USPS workers, grocery store/food and agriculture employees, public transit workers, corrections workers and inmates, USPS workers, and shelter/daycare employees)
    • Phase 1B: 1.3 million essential workers/1.9 million 65+ = 3.2 million eligible
  • *Phase 1B+ - As of February, 25, 202, Illinois has expanded Phase 1B eligibility to people who have co-morbidities and underlying conditions as defined by the CDC.
    • *Chicago, much of Cook County and DuPage County have not agreed to expand Phase 1B+

REGISTERING FOR AN APPOINTMENT

  • All vaccinations are dispensed by appointment only. You must register in advance for an appointment.
  • Individuals may sign-up with the state of Illinois, county health departments, local retail pharmacies, and certain healthcare providers. Some providers may limit eligibility based on residency.
  • Individuals may register with more than one provider.
  • Documentation regarding immigration status is not required and providers cannot ask for this information
  • Proof of Identification must be brought to the appointment
  • Forms of valid identification: personal identification and/or employee identification. This can include a driver’s license, state ID, passport, work badge, paycheck stub, or a letter from employer
  • Currently, there is not sufficient vaccine supply in Illinois to vaccinate all individuals in Phase 1B.

REGISTRATION LINKS

AREA MASS SITES

  • Des Plaines:
    • 1155 E. Oakton, Des Plaines, IL
    • 60018   833-308-1988
    • http://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov/
    • Phase 1B (Cook County residents/workers only) that includes front-line essential workers and residents age 65 and older.
    • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Arlington Heights:
    • 3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights IL
    • 833-308-1988
    • https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov/
    • Phase 1B (Cook County residents/workers only) that includes front-line essential workers and residents age 65 and older.
    • Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
  • DuPage County Fairgrounds:
    • 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187
    • 630-682-7400
    • https://www.dupagehealth.org/667/COVID-19-Vaccine
    • Phase 1B (Dupage County residents/workers only) that includes front-line essential workers and residents age 65 and older
    • Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.