Sites now operational for vaccinating Phase 1A; Phase 1B scheduled for Jan. 25
Information provided by the Governor’s Office
CHICAGO, Ill. (January 19, 2021) – Building on the state’s Vaccination Administration Plan Governor JB Pritzker announced the locations of four state-supported vaccination sites across Cook County that began vaccinating Illinois residents on Tuesday, January 19. The sites are being created through support from the Illinois National Guard (ILNG).
Cook County Locations
The locations are listed in order of their proximity to Lansing:
Cook County Health’s Cottage Grove Health Center
1645 Cottage Grove Ave.
Ford Heights, IL 60411
Cook County Health’s Robbins Health Center
13450 S. Kedzie Ave.
Robbins, IL 60472
Cook County Health’s Morton East Adolescent Health Center
2423 S. Austin Blvd.
Cicero, IL 60804
Cook County Health’s North Riverside Health Center
1800 S. Harlem Ave.
North Riverside, IL 60546
Phase 1A now, Phase 1B on Jan. 25
All four locations will began vaccinations on Tuesday, January 19 and will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They will be available for health care workers who are part of Phase 1A before opening to those eligible for Phase 1B on January 25.
On January 25, sites will begin vaccinations for the eligible population by appointment only. As a part of Phase 1B, all residents over the age of 65 and frontline essential workers can receive the vaccine. Additionally, as part of the state’s plan, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with large pharmacies to launch hundreds of new sites in communities across Illinois. There is currently no way for Illinois residents to register for the COVID-19 vaccine, and the state has indicated this will be coming soon. For more information on vaccinations in Cook County please visit https://cookcountypublichealth.org/
The ILNG is also deploying to regions across the state to stand up new sites and build out additional capacity at existing sites. More information on additional locations and how to make appointments will be available prior to the start of Phase 1B.
“Illinois is moving forward with an aggressive vaccination plan that centers equity and focuses communities which have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Standing up these sites is a pivotal first step of a plan that coordinates our 97 local health departments statewide—who operate clinics already and will open up more as vaccine supply grows.”
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