UPDATE: Pharmacies Partnering With Illinois to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations

UPDATE: Pharmacies Partnering With Illinois to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations

  • Editor’s Note: This article was updated on Friday, Jan. 29, with additional information links to local pharmacy websites.

The state of Illinois is partnering with Walgreens and Jewel-Osco pharmacies to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.  A total of 92 Walgreens locations and 92 Jewel-Osco locations have been added to the coronavirus.illinois.gov website, where you can find links to schedule an appointment.

The Kane County Health Department made a presentation to the County Board Committee of the Whole at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The video is available on the Kane County YouTube channel and Kane County Connects posted a summary article on Wednesday.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments From Pharmacies

COVID-19 vaccination locations are now posted on the Kane County Health Department website at https://www.kanehealth.com/Pages/Vaccine_Appointments.aspx

The KCHD also posts links to the websites of pharmacies that are scheduling appointments. During the early stages, many pharmacies have been overwhelmed with appointment requests, so you might have to try more than once to set up an appointment online.

These are the links posted on the Health Department website:

The state of Illinois announced Tuesday it is now partnering with Hy-Vee pharmacies across central and northern Illinois to offer coronavirus disease vaccinations to eligible individuals. Hy-Vee has 16 locations in Bloomington, Canton, Galesburg, Hamilton, Milan, Moline, Macomb, Peoria, Peru, Rock Island, Silvis, Springfield, and Sycamore and estimates being able to provide up to 200 vaccinations each day.

3.2 Million Illinoisans Eligible in Phase 1B

More than 3.2 million Illinoisans are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Phase 1B.  Eligible residents are also able to receive a vaccine at one of the Illinois National Guard assisted and Cook County Health sites.

  • North Riverside Health Center – 1800 S. Harlem Ave., North Riverside
  • Robbins Health Center – 13450 S. Kedzie Ave., Robbins
  • Morton East Adolescent Health Center – 2423 S. Austin Blvd., Cicero
  • Cottage Grover Health Center – 1645 Cottage Grove Ave., Ford Heights
  • Blue Island Health Center – 12757 S. Western Ave., Blue Island
  • Arlington Heights Health Center – 3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights
  • Tinley Park Convention Center – 18451 Convention Center Dr., Tinley Park

Appointments can be scheduled at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov. Another five state supported sites are scheduled to open in the coming weeks and larger vaccination locations across the state are in development.

To find a location near you, and for information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, go to coronavirus.illinois.gov.

Over the next few days, additional pharmacy partners will be coming online and opening registration for appointments.  These pharmacy partners will provide hundreds of sites in every region of the state.  At this time, vaccination at these sites will be available by appointment only.  As the federal supply of vaccines increases, the State will launch walk-in locations and expand sites to additional providers like doctor’s offices and urgent care clinics.  More information about those locations will be released in the coming weeks.

For information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state’s plan and eligibility, and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to coronavirus.illinois.gov.

Vaccine Links on KCHD Website

COVID-19 vaccination locations are now posted on the Kane County Health Department website at https://www.kanehealth.com/Pages/Vaccine_Appointments.aspx

SOURCE: State of Illinois, Kane County Health Department

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