Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said on multiple occasions that shipments of COVID-19 vaccines are "set to soar" in the coming days, but for those who qualify, where can you get an appointment?
There are currently 21 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.
An additional site was announced on Tuesday, as McLean County will open a vaccination site at the Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington, according to state health officials.
The new site will vaccine 4,600 people per day when it becomes fully operational, according to officials. Only McLean County residents will be eligible to receive vaccines at the site.
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Two other sites also opened up shop this week:
-On March 9, the Camden Centre, located at 2701 1st Street East in Milan, opened 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 sites open throughout the state:
|Max dose capability (when vaccines are available)
|Tinley Park Convention Center
Convention Center Drive
|North Riverside Health Center
|1800 S. Harlem Avenue, North Riverside IL
|Morton East School Base Clinic
|2423 S. Austin Blvd, Cicero IL
|Robbins Health Center
|13450 S. Kedzie Ave., Robbins IL
|Cottage Grove Health Center
|1645 Cottage Grove Ave., Ford Heights IL
|Blue Island Health Center
|12757 S. Western Ave., Blue Island IL
|Arlington Heights Health Center
|3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights IL
|2000 5th Ave., River Grove IL
|South Suburban College
|15800 State St., South Holland IL
|Thornton Fractional South High School
|18500 Burnham Ave, Lansing, IL
|Illinois State Fairground, Springfield IL
|200 S. Belt E #2650, Belleville IL
|Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL
|Carbondale Civic Center
|1321 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford IL
|Gateway Convention Center
|1 Gateway Drive., Collinsville IL
|1155 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL
|Oakley Lindsey Center
|300 Civic Center Plaza, Quincy IL
|1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago IL
Cook County Only
|2701 1st Street East, Milan IL
|540 County Residents Only
|Shabbona Middle School
|725 School St, Morris, IL
County Residents Only
|Grossinger Motors Arena
|201 S. Roosevelt, Bloomington IL
County Residents Only
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.