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COVID-19 Resources

This page contains information about COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites.

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 5 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 5 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. The vaccine is FREE and you do not need to have health insurance to receive a vaccine.

**The CDC now recommends that kids ages 5 and older be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNech vaccine, which is over 90% effective. COVID-19 vaccines have undergone — and continue to undergo — the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

**The CDC now recommends that certain individuals are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Click here for frequently asked questions and answers about booster shots from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).**

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

All Illinois Residents

To find the COVID-19 vaccination location nearest you, visit www.vaccines.gov or www.vacunas.gov or text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) in English or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish.

In addition, the following resources are available to IL-01 constituents:

City of Chicago Residents

Find your nearest COVID-19 vaccination location using the City of Chicago's Vaccine Finder tool or see this list of vaccination sites in the City of Chicago.

All Chicago residents are eligible for in-home COVID-19 vaccinations and a $100 visa gift card.  More information is here, or schedule an appointment by calling (312) 746-4835.

For information about vaccination for children ages 5-11 from the City of Chicago, click here or visit this page.

For information about booster shots from the City of Chicago, click here.

Cook County Residents

Click here for a list of COVID-19 vaccination locations in Cook County. Walk-ins are welcome at Cook County Health sites. Click here for COVID-19 vaccine FAQs and more information about the vaccines from the Cook County Department of Public Health.

Veterans

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital is currently providing COVID-19 vaccines to veterans, spouses of veterans, caregivers of veterans, and recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits. Hines VA is also providing booster shots to veterans, spouses, and caregivers who have already received a full series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months ago

To schedule, cancel, or reschedule a vaccination appointment at Hines VA Hospital, call 708-202-2707 or 708-202-7000 or contact your care team via My HealtheVet. Click HERE for more information about COVID-19 vaccination from Hines VA Hospital.

The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center is currently providing COVID-19 vaccines to all veterans, spouses, and caregivers. They are also providing booster shots to veterans, spouses, and caregivers who have already received a full series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months ago.

To schedule an appointment, call (312) 569-5801 between 8AM and 3PM CT, Monday through Friday, or contact your primary care team at (888) 569-5282. Click HERE for more information from Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. **Make sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccine card with you during your appointment for your booster shot.**

Will County Residents

Click here to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Will County. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines from the Will County Health Department & Community Health Center, click here. For information about booster shots, click here.

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.