As Illinois continues to administer vaccines, my office continues to receive calls and emails from constituents eager to get vaccinated.
As Illinois continues to administer vaccines, my office continues to receive calls and emails from constituents eager to get vaccinated. Starting January 25, the State of Illinois moved into Phase 1b of the Vaccination Plan, opening vaccinations to essential frontline workers and residents ages 65 and over. A full list of those who qualify in Phase 1b can be found here.
Additional vaccination locations are opening up across Illinois, including three right here in the 37th District and several more nearby. Hundreds of additional pharmacy providers are coming online through a partnership with IDPH to ensure vaccines are administered as quickly and efficiently as possible.
While vaccination supply remains low, the Will County Health Department encourages residents to register for the COVID vaccine when it becomes available. Appointments will be made based on availability and which phase the state is in. Vaccines are only available to Will County Residents.
Cook County has opened up vaccinations in Phase 1b to all those who reside and work in Cook County. Residents and workers are encouraged to sign up for updates relating to the vaccination program. Vaccine administration is open to your phase, and information for scheduling your vaccination through Cook County Health on the county Covid Vaccine page here.
In Phase 1b, more vaccination sites will continue to open. In addition to signing up with your county’s health department, those looking to be vaccinated are encouraged to check with their employer, primary care provider, and the IDPH website for vaccination locations and appointment information.