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Cook County Offering 20,000 Coronavirus Vaccine Appointments On Friday. Here’s How To Get One

The appointments open noon Friday and will be spread across a variety of vaccination sites in Cook County.

UChicago Medicine employee Lakeisha Stone gets a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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CHICAGO — About 20,000 coronavirus vaccination appointments will open to Cook County residents on Friday.

The appointments open noon Friday and will be spread across a variety of vaccination sites in Cook County. The county health department recommends going online to get an appointment, but those who cannot do that can call 833-308-1988 to try to secure an appointment.

You can register online in advance to make the signup process go quicker for when appointments open.

The appointments are not for the United Center mass vaccination site. The appointments will be available for these locations:

  • Tinley Park Convention Center (Moderna)
  • North Riverside Health Center (Pfizer)
  • South Suburban College (Pfizer)
  • Triton College (Pfizer)
  • Des Plaines (Pfizer)

All vaccinations will be by appointment, with no walk-ups accepted. People’s second dose appointments will be made when they get their first shot.

People must bring proof of being part of Phase 1A or Phase 1B. Cook County is not yet doing Phase 1B+ or Phase 1C.

Here is who is eligible:

  • Chicagoans age 65 and older, with special priority given to people 75 and older and people 65 and older with underlying medical conditions.
  • Frontline essential workers:
    • Correctional workers.
    • First responders.
    • Grocery store workers.
    • People working in manufacturing/factory settings with outbreaks.
    • Day care, K-12 and early education workers.
    • Public transit workers.
    • Other manufacturing workers.
    • Agriculture workers.
    • Continuity of government and postal workers.
  • People from Phase 1A, including health care workers.

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