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COVID-19 Resources

This page contains information about COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites in the 1st District.

Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page to view other resources related to COVID-19, including information about traveling, small business assistance, scams, and guidance from federal agencies.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones and help our communities recover from the devastating impacts of this pandemic.  Here are key things to know about the COVID-19 vaccines, benefits of the vaccines, and guidance for fully vaccinated individuals from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

All Illinoisans ages 12 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of immigration status. The vaccine is FREE and you do not need to have health insurance to receive a vaccine. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that all pregnant individuals get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? Watch my virtual panel discussion with local public health experts from the Illinois Department of Public Health, St. Bernard Hospital, and Friend Health, as they address common questions and concerns about the vaccines.

Did you receive a bill for a COVID-19 vaccine or treatment? This website has information about what you can do if you receive a bill for a COVID-19 vaccine, treatment, or testing here is a helpful fact sheet. No personal data collected during the vaccination process can be used for civil or criminal prosecution, including immigration enforcement.

Looking to report fraud related to your COVID-19 vaccination card?  You should get a COVID-19 vaccine card at your first vaccine appointment. If you didn't, contact the provider site where you got vaccinated or your state health department to find out how to get a card. Keep your vaccination card safe and do not share a photo of your card online or on social media. If someone contacts you to buy or sell a vaccination card, it's a scam. You can report fraud related to COVID-19 online or by calling (800) 447-8477.

For more information on the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine and answers to frequently asked questions, click HERE.

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

All Illinois Residents

There are many options for getting the vaccine, including through your health care provider, a pharmacy, your employer, or a mass vaccination site.

To find the COVID-19 vaccination location nearest you, text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) in English or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish. You can also input your zip code at www.vaccines.gov or www.vacunas.gov for help making a vaccine appointment.

For an interactive map of all vaccination locations in the State of Illinois, click HERE.

The following vaccination locations and resources are available to all Illinois residents:

Statewide Vaccination Locations (or call 833-621-1284)
Cook County Health
ILVaccine.org
COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter
Illinois Vaccine Alert (Twitter)

The following pharmacies are also offering the vaccine:

  • Costco
  • CVS
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Kroger
  • Mariano's
  • Meijer
  • Sam's Club
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

City of Chicago Residents

All Chicago residents are now eligible for in-home COVID-19 vaccinations and a $40 gift card from Grubhub. Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE for the City of Chicago's Vaccine Finder tool and HERE for a list of City of Chicago vaccination sites. You can also visit the Chicago State University Vaccination Site.

Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make a vaccine appointment at Zocdoc.com/vaccine or by calling 312-746-4835.

Other vaccination locations to note:

  • Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) currently offers the Moderna vaccine. Schedule an appointment by calling 833-754-2149.
  • Blue Door Neighborhood Center in Morgan Park (11840 S. Marshfield Ave. Chicago, IL 60643) offers vaccinations Saturday and Sunday from 8:00AM-4PM.

Vaccinations for City of Chicago Seniors/Home-bound Individuals:

The City of Chicago is working to integrate mobile home health care vaccination services to reach home-bound individuals who are unable to go to the City’s COVID-19 vaccination sites to get the vaccine. For more information, click HERE.

Cook County Residents

Click HERE for information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Cook County.

Cook County Health is operating six mass vaccination sites that are open to all Illinois residents Monday through Saturday, 8:30 AM-5 PM. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment HERE or by calling 833-308-1988.

Cook County residents can also get vaccinated at any of the sites listed in the "All Illinois Residents" section above.

Veterans

  • The Hines VA Medical Center is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines to all veterans already receiving care from the VA and some spouses and caregivers of Veterans. To schedule an appointment, call the Hines COVID vaccine call center at 708-202-2707 or 708-202-7000. Click HEREfor more information.

  • The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center is now providing COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans, spouses, widows, and caregivers. There are no restrictions on age, health conditions, employment, or type of discharge from military service. To schedule an appointment, call 312-569-5801. Click HEREfor more information.

Will County Residents

Click HERE for information about registering for the COVID-19 vaccine in Will County. For vaccination locations in Will County, click HERE.

Will County residents can get vaccinated at any of the sites listed in the "All Illinois Residents" section above.

COVID-19 Testing Locations in Illinois's First District

Click here for an interactive map of COVID-19 testing locations in the Chicagoland area.

Below are lists of testing locations compiled by Illinois state and local health departments:

For more information about COVID-19 testing guidelines, click HERE.