4 State-Supported Vaccination Sites Open in Cook County

4 State-Supported Vaccination Sites Open in Cook County

Building on the state’s Vaccination Administration Plan, state officials announced the locations of four state-support vaccination sites across Cook County that began vaccinating Illinois residents Tuesday (Jan. 19, 2021).

The sites are being stood up through support from the Illinois National Guard.

Cook County Locations

  • Cook County Health’s North Riverside Health Center: 1800 S. Harlem Ave., North Riverside, IL 60546
  • Cook County Health’s Robbins Health Center: 13450 S. Kedzie Ave., Robbins, IL 60472
  • Cook County Health’s Morton East Adolescent Health Center: 2423 S. Austin Boulevard, Cicero, IL 60804
  • Cook County Health’s Cottage Grove Health Center: 1645 Cottage Grove Ave., Ford Heights, IL 60411

All four locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

They will be available for health care workers who are part of Phase 1A before opening to those eligible for Phase 1B on Jan. 25.

For more information on vaccinations in Cook County please visit https://cookcountypublichealth.org/

“Illinois is moving forward with an aggressive vaccination plan that centers equity and focuses communities which have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19,” said Gov. JB Pritzker. “Standing up these sites is a pivotal first step of a plan that coordinates our 97 local health departments statewide – who operate clinics already and will open up more as vaccine supply grows.”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said she’s grateful that the program is being ramped up in Cook County.

“The new vaccination sites in Cook County will be critical in increasing our vaccination capabilities and protecting our communities from COVID-19, as we return to normalcy,” she said.

Beginning Jan. 25, the state will move into phase 1B of the vaccine plan and sites will begin vaccinations for the eligible population by appointment only. As a part of Phase 1B, all residents over the age of 65 and frontline essential workers can receive the vaccine.

Additionally, as part of the state’s plan, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with large pharmacies to launch hundreds of new sites in communities across Illinois.

The ILNG is also deploying to regions across the state to stand up new sites and build out additional capacity at existing sites. More information on additional locations and how to make appointments will be available prior to the start of Phase 1B.

SOURCE: state of Illinois news release