Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday said supply of COVID-19 vaccines is "set to soar" in the coming days. For those who qualify, where can you get an appointment?
There are currently 18 state-supported mass vaccination sites across Illinois, plus a site at the United Center run in partnership with the federal government under a new pilot program.
Two more sites will be opening this week:
-On March 9, the Camden Centre, located at 2701 1st Street East in Milan, will open as a new vaccination site. The site is limited to Rock Island County residents only, and more information can be found on the health department's website.
-On March 10, Shabbona Middle School, located at 725 School Street in Morris, will open as a new site. The site is limited to Grundy County residents only, and more information can be found on the county health department's website.
Here's a look at the rest of the sites:
|Opens||Location||Address||Appointment||Doses capability at full capacity|
|Now Open||Tinley Park Convention Center||18451 |
Convention Center Drive
|Now Open||North Riverside Health Center||1800 S. Harlem Avenue, North Riverside IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||270|
|Now Open||Morton East School Base Clinic||2423 S. Austin Blvd, Cicero IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||270|
|Now Open||Robbins Health Center||13450 S. Kedzie Ave., Robbins IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||135|
|Now Open||Cottage Grove Health Center||1645 Cottage Grove Ave., Ford Heights IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||135|
|Now Open||Blue Island Health Center||12757 S. Western Ave., Blue Island IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||270|
|Now Open||Arlington Heights Health Center||3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||270|
|Now Open||Triton College||2000 5th Ave., River Grove IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||540|
|Now Open||South Suburban College||15800 State St., South Holland IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||540|
|Now Open||Thornton Fractional South High School||18500 Burnham Ave, Lansing, IL 60438||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||270|
|Now Open||Orr Building||Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield IL||http://www.SCDPH.org|
|Now Open||Belle-Clair Fairgrounds||200 S. Belt E #2650, Belleville IL||https://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/health-department||1080|
|Now Open||Banterra Center||Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL||http://www.jchdonline.org/.||540|
|Now Open||Carbondale Civic Center||Carbondale IL||http://www.jchdonline.org/.||540|
|Now Open||Winnebago County||1321 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford IL||https://www.wchd.org/||1350|
|Now Open||Gateway Convention Center||1 Gateway Drive., Collinsville IL||https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/health/index.php||1350|
|Mar. 4||Former K-Mart||1155 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||1,890|
|Mar 4||Oakley Lindsey Center||300 Civic Center Plaza, Quincy IL||https://www.adamscountytogether.com/||2,100|
|Mar 10||United Center||1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago IL||https://www.zocdoc.com/vaccine/screener?state=IL||6,000|
Note: those who schedule an appointment through these sites may need proof of employment as health care personnel using an employee ID, a recent letter from your employer, or a recent pay stub. If you are not eligible in this phase, your vaccination appointment will be rejected.
Currently, much of the Chicago area remains under Phase 1B guidelines, which opens up vaccinations to people age 65 years and older as well as "frontline essential workers," including first responders, education workers like teachers and support staff, childcare workers, grocery store employees, postal service workers and more. That's in addition to the health care workers and long-term care facility staff and residents who were eligible in Phase 1A of the state's rollout.
Late last month, Illinois entered what it called Phase 1B Plus, opening up doses to those with certain high-risk medical conditions and comorbidities. Chicago and several surrounding suburbs, however, opted not to increase eligibility along with the state, citing low supply.
For a full list of who's eligible under Phase 1B Plus, click here.
Vaccinations are also available at grocery stores, drug stores and pharmacies like Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Mariano’s, Meijer, Walgreens, and Walmar, as well as hospitals and health systems and county health departments.
For a complete look at all the places you can sign up for a COVID vaccine appointment, click here.