Illinois Launches Mass Vaccination Sites in Des Plaines, Quincy

Illinois Launches Mass Vaccination Sites in Des Plaines, Quincy

State officials on Wednesday (March 3, 2021) announced the launch of two additional state-supported mass vaccination sites in Des Plaines and Quincy.

The sites will launch today (March 4) and provide a combined nearly 4,000 doses per day at full capacity.

Gov. JB Pritzker is activating additional members of the Illinois National Guard to support the Southern Seven Counties: Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac Counties.

“With our new operations in Des Plaines and Quincy, Illinois is now operating 18 state-supported mass vaccination sites in addition to the network of more than 800 vaccination locations around the state all trained on one goal: vaccinating as many people as possible, as quickly as possible,” Pritzker said. “One in six Illinoisans have already received their first dose of vaccine, and as the federal government increases Illinois’ deliveries to over 100,000 a day later this month, IDPH and our 97 local health departments are prepared to meet the moment. In the meantime, I encourage all Illinoisans to wear their masks and stay vigilant as we power through to the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

With these new sites coming online, Illinois will have 18 mass vaccination sites across the state of Illinois.

Kane County Board Madam Chairman Corinne Pierog announced an Executive Committee meeting Wednesday that county officials are working with the state to identify two possible mass vaccination locations in Kane County.

The mass vaccination sites are in addition to the state’s mobile vaccination teams which are deployed statewide to reach rural and underserved communities. These teams will move from site to site within counties, offering direct assistance to underserved communities with a focus on those unable to visit mass vaccination sites or other clinics, including rural, undocumented, and/or Black and Brown communities.

The county health departments will determine priority sites where mobile teams will deploy.  In addition to new teams deploying to the Southern Seven Counties, mobile teams are currently operating in Cook County, St. Clair County, Sangamon County, Jackson County, Winnebago County and Madison County.

Additional members of the Illinois National Guard have been activated to assist local health departments, as needed, in standing up the vaccination sites and to support the mobile vaccination sites. As of March 1, there were more than 1,070 Illinois National Guard service members assisting with COVID-19 response throughout Illinois with the number of guard members activated expected to increase as the state-assisted sites grow.

“The COVID-19 vaccine site in Des Plaines is our latest step forward in vaccinating Cook County and our most vulnerable communities,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “This new site, which is conveniently located for many residents of the northwest suburbs, will be utilized over the coming months as we progress in our program and vaccine supply increases.”

“We look forward to working with our county, state and federal partners to bring this mass vaccination site to the city of Des Plaines,” said Des Plains Mayor Matthew Bogusz.

State Supported Mass Vaccination Sites

The sites listed below are open to all Illinois residents, who meet the current eligibility requirements and have an appointment through the local health department.

Opens

Location

Address

Appointment

Doses capability at full capacity

Now Open

Tinley Park Convention Center

18451
Convention Center Drive

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

2,160

Now Open

North Riverside Health Center

1800 S. Harlem Avenue, North Riverside IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

270

Now Open

Morton East School Base Clinic

2423 S. Austin Blvd, Cicero IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

270

Now Open

Robbins Health Center

13450 S. Kedzie Ave., Robbins IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

135

Now Open

Cottage Grove Health Center

1645 Cottage Grove Ave., Ford Heights IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

135

Now Open

Blue Island Health Center

12757 S. Western Ave., Blue Island IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

270

Now Open

Arlington Heights Health Center

3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

270

Now Open

Triton College

2000 5th Ave., River Grove IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

540

Now Open

South Suburban College

15800 State St., South Holland IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

540

Now Open

Thornton Fractional South High School

18500 Burnham Ave, Lansing, IL 60438

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

270

Now Open

Orr Building

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield IL

http://www.SCDPH.org
(217) 210-8801

1620

Now Open

Belle-Clair Fairgrounds

200 S. Belt E #2650, Belleville IL

https://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/health-department

1080

Now Open

Banterra Center

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL

http://www.jchdonline.org/.

540

Now Open

Carbondale Civic Center

Carbondale IL

http://www.jchdonline.org/.

540

Now Open

Winnebago County

1321 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford IL

https://www.wchd.org/

1350

Now Open

Gateway Convention Center

1 Gateway Drive., Collinsville IL

https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/health/index.php

1350

Mar. 4

Former K-Mart

1155 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

1,890

Mar 4

Oakley Lindsey Center

300 Civic Center Plaza, Quincy IL

https://www.adamscountytogether.com/

2,100

Mar 10

United Center

1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago IL

https://www.zocdoc.com/vaccine/screener?state=IL

6,000

There are now more than 880 vaccination locations in Illinois open to the public. While the state is working to increase the number of vaccines administered daily, it is limited by the amount of vaccine available and allocated by the federal government.

There is no charge to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Insurance is not required, and the vaccine will be administered regardless of your immigration status.

Vaccinations are available only by appointment at this time and residents are encouraged to check back frequently for open appointments. Individuals should sign up for an appointment to receive their second dose while they are getting their first vaccination.

For more 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