JANUARY 25, 2021 – We are now in Phase 1b of the State of Illinois vaccination distribution plan, which means residents ages 65+ and frontline essential workers* are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

We are also pleased to report that a new large-scale community vaccination site has opened at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park. Appointments are required; this is not a walk-up site. Register online or by calling 833.308.1988 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm.

Select Walgreens locations are also offering the vaccine by appointment only. View the full list of vaccination locations here.

Please keep in mind that vaccine supply is extremely limited at this time. We urge patience until the supply increases.

Please share this news with friends and family in the Phase 1b categories.

INDOOR DINING REOPENS
Suburban Cook County has moved to Tier 1, which means restaurants can offer indoor dining at 25% capacity, and groups of 25 or less may gather. For more information on the Tier 1 mitigations, click here.

*Frontline essential workers are defined as those who are essential for the functioning of society and include the following:
– First responders: Firefighters (including volunteers) and Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) (EMS personnel are considered under Phase 1a) 
     – Corrections Officers 
     – Food and Agriculture Workers 
     – Postal Service Workers
     – Manufacturing Workers 
     – Grocery Store Workers 
     – Public Transit Workers 
     – Education sector, including teachers and support staff 
     – Daycare Workers

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JANUARY 20, 2021 – The Cook County Department of Public Health announced it will expand to Phase 1b—which includes individuals 65 and over and frontline essential workers—of the Vaccination Plan on January 25, 2021. CCDPH is currently facilitating the vaccination of approximately 100,000 from the Phase 1a group, and anticipates completing enough of this group to begin the transition to phase 1b on January 25. Phase 1a individuals will continue to be prioritized.

The individuals included in each phase include:

  • Phase 1a: Healthcare personnel and long term care facility residents
  • Phase 1b: Frontline essential workers* and individuals age 65 and over

*Frontline essential workers are defined as those workers who are essential for the functioning of society and include the following:   

     – First responders: Firefighters (including volunteers) and Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) (EMS personnel are considered under Phase 1a) 
     – Corrections Officers 
     – Food and Agriculture Workers 
     – Postal Service Workers
     – Manufacturing Workers 
     – Grocery Store Workers 
     – Public Transit Workers 
     – Education sector, including teachers and support staff 
     – Daycare Workers

Vaccination Sites

The following locations are state-supported vaccination sites across Cook County where Illinois residents can be vaccinated. They are open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. On January 25, they will begin vaccinations for the Phase 1b population by appointment only.

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

For more information, visit cookcountypublichealth.org.

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