Katlin Stupegia of MobileVax holds a vial of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine at a special COVID-19 vaccination event with live performances for arts & culture workers held at Theater Wit in Lakeview on May 21, 2021. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

CHICAGO — Cook County’s health department is now offering free rides to vaccination appointments at its sites in the city and suburbs.

Cook County residents who need a ride to a vaccination site can call 833-308-1988 to schedule it, according to a news release. The program is open to city dwellers who want a ride to a Cook County Health vaccination site in the city, as well as to suburbanites who want a ride to any vaccination site in suburban Cook.

Residents can call for a ride and one should arrive in 30-60 minutes, though it’s preferred people schedule it further in advance, according to the health department news release. The service is free.

Information about how to get vaccinated in Cook County is available online.

Chicago residents can also schedule free at-home vaccinations through the city — and they’ll get $25 for doing so. Anyone can make an appointment through the program by calling 312-746-4835 or by going online.

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