Hundreds of IL vaccination sites added in recent weeks

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Information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 4, 2021) – The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination locations across Illinois continues to increase. On Thursday, 80 new locations were added to the list of COVID-19 vaccination locations open to the public for a current total of 390 locations. The new sites include 78 additional Walgreens locations for a total of 170 stores across the state, as well as two Illinois National Guard-supported locations in Cook and St. Clair counties.

The State of Illinois is partnering with Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Mariano’s, and Walgreens pharmacies to provide COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Hy-Vee – 16 locations
  • Jewel-Osco – 92 locations
  • Kroger – 17 locations
  • Mariano’s – 6 locations
  • Walgreens – 170 locations

Two additional Illinois National Guard assisted sites opened Thursday at the East Side Health District in St. Clair County and Triton College in Cook County. There are now 12 State-supported COVID-19 vaccination locations.

  • Arlington Heights Health Center – 3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights
  • Belle-Clair Fairgrounds – 200 S. Belt E #2650, Belleville
  • Blue Island Health Center – 12757 S. Western Ave., Blue Island
  • Cottage Grover Health Center – 1645 Cottage Grove Ave., Ford Heights
  • East Side Health District Mobile team – various locations in East St. Louis
  • Morton East Adolescent Health Center – 2423 S. Austin Blvd., Cicero
  • North Riverside Health Center – 1800 S. Harlem Ave., North Riverside
  • Provident Hospital – 500 E. 51st St., Chicago
  • Robbins Health Center – 13450 S. Kedzie Ave., Robbins
  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital – 1969 Ogden Ave., Chicago
  • Tinley Park Convention Center – 18451 Convention Center Dr., Tinley Park
  • Triton College – 2000 5th Ave., River Grove, T Building on the East Campus
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Cars filled the north lot of the Tinley Park Convention Center Wednesday afternoon. The site was the first to offer large-scale vaccinations in Cook County. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Vaccinations are being or will be provided by many local health departments across the state.

Limited supply so far for Phase 1B

The current phase of vaccination, Phase 1B, includes approximately 3.2 million people in Illinois. 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. Vaccinations are available only by appointment at this time and residents are encouraged to check back frequently for open appointments. Until the supply is increased, there will be a great demand and the State asks for patience. Individuals should be signing up for an appointment to receive their second dose while they are getting their first vaccination.

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. Additional information about Cook County vaccinations is available at cookcountypublichealth.org.

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  1. It would be interesting to have a followup to your article of 1/25/21 (Cook County announces website to register for COVID Vaccine) about the actual number of inoculations actually completed since 1/25/21 at Walgreens at 18133 Torrence Ave in Lansing, and at Cottage Grove Health Center at 1645 Cottage Grove Ave in Ford Heights. Repeated attempts to actually secure an appointment through the website have been futile, no appointments at these locations seem to be available. Are COVID inoculations actually taking place at these Lansing and Ford Heights locations, particularly for 1B candidates?

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