CHICAGO — Older Chicagoans can now get vaccinated at home through a city program.
The city’s homebound vaccination program was created to get shots to people who can’t leave their home, but it will now expand to cover any Chicagoan 65 and older, according to a Mayor’s Office news release.
Any resident who is 65 and older or has a disability or medical condition is eligible for the program, according to the Mayor’s Office. People can call 312-746-4835 to book an appointment to get vaccinated at home.
Family members and caretakers are also eligible to be vaccinated at the same time as the qualifying person.
The program uses the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Vaccinations are free regardless of a person’s insurance. They are open to anyone who is eligible, including undocumented people.
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