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Governor Pritzker announces COVID-19 Vaccination Website

Coronavirus.Illinois.Gov Will Host Vaccination Locations, Vaccination Appointment Information, FAQs, & Updates on Vaccination Plan

CHICAGO - Building on the state’s progress as it moves into the early stages of Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Plan, Governor JB Pritzker announced a new portal on coronavirus.illinois.gov to provide residents with easily accessible information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Coronavirus.Illinois.Gov will provide eligible residents with nearby vaccination sites, 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.
Today, as we launch the newest phase of our Vaccine Administration Plan for frontline essential workers and those 65 and over, I’m proud to announce our statewide vaccination site locator, searchable by zip code and city, at coronavirus.illinois.gov, said Governor JB Pritzker. This site will serve as a hub of all vaccine-related information, directing residents to the appointment booking homepages of our 97 local health departments and our pharmacy partners, which will total hundreds of locations statewide. That also includes information on our first Illinois National Guard mass vaccination site, opening tomorrow at Tinley Park Convention Center, and will be updated as more state-run sites and hundreds of additional local options come online. As federal supply is currently limited and every state in the nation is facing a shortage, I urge all eligible Illinoisans to check back regularly for available appointments – and in the meantime, mask up, keep our distance, wash our hands, and remember we’ll stay healthy and safe if we look out for each other.
Beginning today, Walgreens is providing vaccines at 92 sites across the state, eligible residents can schedule an appointment here. Jewel-Osco will begin vaccinating eligible residents tomorrow and the link to schedule an appointment is now live and can be found here.
Over the next few days, additional pharmacy partners will be coming online and opening registration for appointments. Taken together, these pharmacy partners will provide hundreds of sites in every region of the state.

Over 3.2 million Illinoisans are eligible for Phase 1B. Eligible residents will be able to receive a vaccine at one of the Illinois National Guard (ILNG) assisted sites, at a site operated by a local health department, or at a partner pharmacy.

At this time, these sites will be available by appointment only. As the federal supply of vaccines increases and Illinois receives more vaccine, the state will launch walk-in locations and expand sites to additional providers like doctor’s offices and urgent care clinics. More information about those locations will be released in the coming weeks.


Please find below a link to a flyer from the Illinois Department on Aging containing information about the COVID-19 vaccine for older adults.

Vaccination Flyer


Please find below a link to Brown Alpert Medical School & the Center for Digital Health connecting individuals to a tool to determine COVID-19 risk. The risk assessment was created by physicians and allows individuals to assess risk based on a number of factors.

https://mycovidrisk.app/



COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide for Caregivers

Staying Safe at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

Notice: At Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging (WIAAA), the health and safety of all our participants and staff is our first priority. In the wake of the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, WIAAA has closed the office and staff are working from home until further notice. Phone lines are still open and being answered remotely during business hours (8am to 5pm) so the public may still reach us. All participants who had scheduled appointments were contacted via phone and sent a letter notifying them of this closure.  We will announce the reopening of our office as soon as the shut down in Illinois is lifted and will begin accepting in person appointments again.

Help is still available for those needing assistance with Medicare by contacting 1-800-MEDICARE  (1-800-633-4227) is the official Medicare phone number that beneficiaries may call for help with their coverage, claims, payments and more