More Than 1,000 Illinois Vaccination Locations Now Open to Residents 16 And Older

More Than 1,000 Illinois Vaccination Locations Now Open to Residents 16 And Older

As the state of Illinois this week opened eligibility to all Illinois residents age 16 and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, it is also emphasizing that there are now more than 1,000 locations to get vaccinated.

At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for individuals 16 and older, while the Moderna and vaccine is authorized for individuals 18 and older. The state put a pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine today (Tuesday, April 13, 2021) while health officials review reports of a small number of people who have had blood clots after getting vaccinated.

With more than 1,000 vaccination locations throughout the state open to residents 16 and older, including all state-supported vaccination sites, local health departments clinics, and pharmacy partners outside the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois will continue its push for greater equity and accessibility in healthcare.

“Having the vaccine as easily accessible as possible for as many people as possible is crucial as we are seeing an increase in cases and hospitalizations,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “Right now, it’s a race between vaccine and variants. We are seeing more variants being detected, but we are also seeing vaccinations increase. We need vaccinations to outpace the variants and adding rural and rapid response vaccination teams will help in that race.”

This week, an additional 150,000 new first-dose vaccine appointments were made available at the state-supported mass vaccination operations in Cook and the collar counties and area pharmacies as the state opens to universal eligibility for individuals 16 and older.

The state is delivering more than a quarter of a million doses to sites around the state that are open to all Illinois residents on top of tens of thousands of newly available appointments at hospitals, local county sites, and other mass vaccination sites throughout the region.

Rural Vaccination Program

This week, the state of Illinois will send additional vaccine to Clark, Iroquois and Vermilion counties as part of the rural vaccination program.

The Clark County Health Department and Iroquois County Health Department will host members of the Illinois National Guard to help augment vaccination efforts on April 17 and April 19, respectively.  These clinics will allow the local health department to fully vaccinate 600 residents in each county.

Meanwhile, an additional 500 doses of the single-shot vaccine will be supplied to existing clinics in Vermilion County this week.

Date

County

Make an appointment

Doses Available

Week of
April 12

Vermilion
County

Vaccine introduced into existing local health department efforts

500

April 17

Clark
County

217-382-4207

600

April
19

Iroquois
County

815-432-2483

600

Since the vaccine was first made available in Illinois last December, the state has administered more than 7.2 million doses, with 22.6% of the population fully vaccinated.  Of that, the state has administered the more than 1.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Illinois adults ages 65 and over, which is more than 75% of the 65 and over population.

These successes have been made possible thanks to the tireless efforts of our local health departments and the continuous efforts of the Illinois National Guard. Over the weekend, the Illinois National Guard administered its one millionth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“To pass the one million vaccination threshold is a tribute to our Soldiers and Airmen as well as their families and employers, who allow our National Guard members to respond when needed,” said Maj. Gen. Rich Neely, the adjutant general of Illinois and commander of the Illinois National Guard. “The Illinois National Guard has made history in 2020 and 2021. I could not be more proud to lead these women and men as they save lives across Illinois as well as respond to the needs of our nation.”

To date, there are more than 1,500 troops assigned to COVID-19 operations in 43 different locations throughout the state.

How to Make an Appointment

Information regarding vaccination locations as well as details on how to book an appointment to receive the vaccine can be found at the state’s COVID website, coronavirus.illinois.gov.

Residents who don’t have access to or need assistance navigating online services can call the toll-free IDPH hotline at 833-621-1284 to book an appointment. The hotline is open seven days a week from 6am to midnight with agents available in English and Spanish.

The state-supported vaccination sites listed below are open to all eligible Illinois residents, regardless of where they live, unless otherwise noted. All state-supported vaccination sites require appointments.

Residents must meet the state’s current eligibility requirements to book an appointment.  As a reminder, currently only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for those ages 16 and 17.

Date

Location

Address

Appointment

Daily Dose capability (when vaccines are available)

Now Open

Adams County:
Oakley Lindsey Center

300 Civic Center Plaza, Quincy IL

https://www.adamscountytogether.com/

2,100

Now Open

Cook County*

North Riverside, Morton, Thornton, Arlington Heights, and others

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov/

*Smaller Cook County sites acting as mass vax sites the week of April 12th 

Now Open

Cook County: Tinley Park Convention Center

18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

2,160

Now Open

Cook County: Triton College

2000 5th Ave., River Grove, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

540

Now Open

Cook County: South Suburban College

15800 State St., South Holland IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

540

Now Open

Cook County:
Former K-Mart

1155 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

1,890

Now Open

Cook County:
Former HOBO

7600 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park IL

https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov

2,160

Now Open

DuPage County Fairgrounds, Building 1

2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL

https://www.dupagehealth.org/667/COVID-19-Vaccine

1,000

Now Open

Grundy County:
Shabbona Middle School

725 School St, Morris, IL

https://www.grundyco.org/health/

540

Now Open

Jackson County: Banterra Center

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL

http://www.jchdonline.org/

 

540

Now Open

Jackson County: Carbondale Civic Center

200 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale IL

http://www.jchdonline.org/

540

Now Open

Kane County:

Former Carson Pirie Scott

970 North Lake St., Aurora IL.

https://www.kanevax.org/

270

Now Open

Kane County:
Former Sam’s Club

501 N. Randall Rd., Batavia IL

https://www.kanevax.org/

750

April 7

Kane County:

Elgin Eastside Recreation Center

1800 E. Chicago Street, Elgin IL

https://www.kanevax.org/

270

Now Open

Lake County:
Community Based Testing Center

102 W. Water Street
Waukegan IL

https://allvax.lakecohealth.org/s/?language=en_US

400

Now Open

Madison County:
Gateway Convention Center

1 Gateway Drive., Collinsville IL

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

1350

Now Open

Sangamon County:
Orr Building

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield IL

http://www.SCDPH.org

 

1620

(217) 210-8801

Now Open

St. Clair County: Belle-Clair Fairgrounds

200 S. Belt E #2650, Belleville IL

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

1080

April 2

Will County:
Former Toys R Us

3128 Voyager Lane
Joliet IL

https://bit.ly/3m1qqkw

800

Now Open

Winnebago County:

Former

K-Mart

1321 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford IL

https://www.wchd.org/

 

1350

Now Open

City of Chicago:

United Center

1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago IL

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

Chicago/ Cook County Only

Now Open

DeKalb County:
NIU Convocation Center

1525 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL

https://health.dekalbcounty.org/about/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/

County residents only

Now Open

Lake County Fairgrounds

1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake, IL

https://allvax.lakecohealth.org/s/?language=en_US

Individuals who live and work in County

Now Open

McHenry County:
Former K-Mart

1900 N. Richmond Ave., Woodstock IL

https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-a-i/health-department/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/vaccine-locations

County residents only

Now Open

McLean County:
Grossinger Motors Arena

101 S. Madison Street, Bloomington IL

https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/790/COVID-19-Vaccine

County residents only

Now Open

Rock Island County:
Camden Centre

2701 1st Street East, Milan IL

https://richd.org/

County residents Only

Now Open

Vermilion County:
Danville Community College

2000 E. Main Street, Danville IL

https://vchd.org/

County residents only

Now Open

 

Vermilion County:

Vermilion Regional Airport

22633 N. Bowman Avenue, Danville IL

https://vchd.org/

County residents only

SOURCE: state of Illinois news release