More Than 300 New COVID-19 Vaccination Locations Added Statewide — Allocations Go Directly To Pharmacies
The number of coronavirus disease vaccination locations across Illinois increased by more than 340 since yesterday, according to a state of Illinois news release.
The new additions are all retail pharmacy locations.
“While we are working to increase the number of vaccines administered daily, we are limited by the amount of vaccine available and allocated by the federal government,” state health officials said in a news release. “Vaccinations are available only by appointment at this time and we encourage people to check back frequently for open appointments.
“Until the supply is increased, there will be a great demand, and we ask people to be patient.”
Individuals should be signing up for an appointment to receive their second dose while they are getting their first vaccination, the news release said.
There are now more than 850 vaccination locations in Illinois open to the public. The new sites include 339 Walgreens stores throughout Illinois, which will be receiving vaccine out of a federal allocation and not from the state’s allotment.
Additionally, four CVS locations are being added.
- CVS – 4 locations
- Hy-Vee – 16 locations
- Jewel-Osco – 143 locations
- Kroger – 24 locations
- Mariano’s – 31 locations
- Meijer – 8 locations
- Walgreens – 520 locations
- Walmart – 8 locations
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.
SOURCE: state of Illinois news release