State Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Website, Cook County To Open Mass-Vaccination Site

State Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Website, Cook County To Open Mass-Vaccination Site

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions today (Monday, Jan. 25, 2021) at the Tinley Park Convention Center,  Cook County’s first “large-scale” mass vaccination center.

State officials today announced a new portal on coronavirus.illinois.gov to provide residents with easily accessible information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Coronavirus.illinois.gov will provide eligible residents with nearby vaccination sites, 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.

“Today, as we launch the newest phase of our Vaccine Administration Plan for frontline essential workers and those 65 and over, I’m proud to announce our statewide vaccination site locator, searchable by zip code and city, at coronavirus.illinois.gov,” said Gov. JB Pritzker. “This site will serve as a hub of all vaccine-related information, directing residents to the appointment booking homepages of our 97 local health departments and our pharmacy partners, which will total hundreds of locations statewide.”

The site also includes information on the first Illinois National Guard mass vaccination site, opening tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021) at Tinley Park Convention Center, and will be updated as more state-run sites and hundreds of additional local options come online.

Pritzker said federal supply is currently limited and every state in the nation is facing a shortage.

“I urge all eligible Illinoisans to check back regularly for available appointments,” he said. “And in the meantime, mask up, keep our distance, wash our hands, and remember we’ll stay healthy and safe if we look out for each other.”

Beginning today, Walgreens is providing vaccines at 92 sites across the state, eligible residents can schedule an appointment here. Jewel-Osco will begin vaccinating eligible residents tomorrow and the link to schedule an appointment is now live and can be found here.

Over the next few days, additional pharmacy partners will be coming online and opening registration for appointments. Taken together, these pharmacy partners will provide hundreds of sites in every region of the state.

More than 3.2 million Illinoisans are eligible for Phase 1B. Eligible residents will be able to receive a vaccine at one of the Illinois National Guard assisted sites, at a site operated by a local health department, or at a partner pharmacy.

At this time, these sites will be available by appointment only. As the federal supply of vaccines increases and Illinois receives more vaccine, 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.

Cook County Mass Vaccination Site Opens Tuesday in Tinley Park

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a joint news conference earlier today at the Tinley Park Convention Center, which is scheduled to open for appointments on Tuesday.

Cook County today launched vaccine.cookcountyil.gov, an online resource to receive updates on the vaccine and information on scheduling a vaccination appointment.

Cook County residents can also call 833-308-1988 to get more information.

SOURCE: state of Illinois news release