The first vaccines arrived in Chicago Monday. Credit: Chicago Department of Public Health

CHICAGO — Four sites for coronavirus vaccinations opened Tuesday in suburban Cook County.

The vaccination sites, which are receiving support from the state, are currently only providing vaccinations to health care workers who are part of Phase 1A of Illinois’ vaccination campaign, according to a Governor’s Office news release.

But starting Monday, when Illinois moves into Phase 1B, frontline essential workers and people 65 and older will be able to make appointments to be vaccinated.

You must make an appointment to be vaccinated at one of the sites, according to the Governor’s Office. More information about how to get vaccinated in Cook County is available online.

The sites are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The locations:

  • Cook County Health’s North Riverside Health Center, 1800 S. Harlem Ave. in North Riverside
  • Cook County Health’s Robbins Health Center, 13450 S. Kedzie Ave. in Robbins
  • Cook County Health’s Morton East Adolescent Health Center, 2423 S. Austin Blvd. in Cicero
  • Cook County Health’s Cottage Grove Health Center, 1645 Cottage Grove Ave. in Ford Heights

The state is also partnering with pharmacies, doctor’s offices and other health care settings so people can be vaccinated in those facilities.

Chicago has its own vaccination campaign. Like in the rest of Illinois, Chicago is currently in Phase 1A but will move into Phase 1B on Monday.

The city will have six vaccination sites by the end of this week. They’ll be used to vaccinate some Chicagoans, but most people will be vaccinated in other settings, like at pharmacies and doctor’s offices, officials have said.

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