Where to sign-up for the COVID-19 vaccination in Illinois

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UPDATE: At this point, vaccines are generally widely available for those 12 and older, including at many walk-in locations. Many of the links below contain updated information on distribution of vaccines. Vaccines are also available through many pharmacies and health care providers.


Here are some helpful sites for getting registered for the COVID-19 vaccine in Illinois. We’ve also added links to some of the interviews with local health directors. We hope this is helpful and would like to hear about your experience.  Email what you’ve been able to do – get a vaccine, get on a waiting list, get frustrated, etc. – to johnwilliams@wgnradio.com.

Cook County: Call 833-308-1988 or visit https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov/ | interview
City of Chicago: http://www.chicago.gov/covidvax; https://covidcoach.chicago.gov/ | interview
DuPage County: https://dupagecountyhealth.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWvLTI8cITCzttA | interview
Lake County: Call 847-377-8130 or visit https://allvax.lakecohealth.org/s/?language=en_US | interview
Kane County: https://www.kanehealth.com/vaccine_appointments| interview
Grundy County: https://www.grundyco.org/health/covid-19-vaccine-information/
DeKalb County: https://health.dekalbcounty.org/about/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination/
Kankakee County: https://www.kankakeehealth.org/covid-19-response-and-recovery/for-individuals/
Kendall County: Call 630-553-9100 or visit http://www.kendallhealth.org/community-health/covid-19-vaccine/ | interview
McHenry County: https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-a-i/health-department/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/vaccine
Will County: Call 815-723-9713 or visit https://willcountyhealth.org/you-may-now-fill-out-this-survey-for-the-participation-list-for-covid-19-vaccination/ | interview
Adams County (Quincy): https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/wfm8n/
Jackson County: https://www.jchdonline.org/index.php/all-topics/73-programs-and-services/480-covid-19-vaccination-appointments-available

Illinois (vaccination locations): https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-location

Vaccination appointment openings in Illinois: ILVaccine.org

Vaccination Buddies for those who need someone else to schedule an appointment and to provide transportation to it: Call 630-640-0804

Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
Jewel-Osco: https://www.mhealthappointments.com/covidappt
Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302
CVS: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

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