Illinois has followed a phase-out plan to distribute its existing COVID-19 vaccine. Since the first vaccine was approved on Dec. 11, the FDA approved a vaccine developed by the FDA. Pfizer-BioNTech And the vaccine developed by Moderna
State distribution plans are aligned with federal guidelines for prioritizing healthcare workers and long-term care residents. The governor of Pritzker announced on January 6 that the state would violate federal guidelines and begin vaccinating residents over 65 years of age. The federal government’s recommendations were updated to include those. Being older than 65 years
The Illinois plan consists of two phases, which are divided into sub-phases by supply and who is eligible for Phase 1fire.When the limited supply is still available, sub-phases 1a, 1b and 1c are available.
The first vaccine shipment arrived in Illinois on Dec. 14 and Phase 1a began the next day with vaccination to healthcare workers throughout the state.
Phase 1b extends eligibility to residents over the age of 65 along with essential employees such as firefighters, grocers, teachers and inmates.
Phase 1c, still in the limited vaccine phase, extends the eligibility for people between the ages of 16 and 64 with a high-risk health condition. It also includes an additional category of the worker required.
Once the supply is increased enough, vaccinations are open to the rest of the Illinois population over the age of 16. The use of the COVID-19 vaccine in young children has not been approved.
An outline of the state plan with a detailed description of who may be eligible at each stage of Phase 1 is available here.
So far, most area health authorities and the Illinois Department of Public Health have provided no specific estimates of when people will be vaccinated. Health authorities in Chicago and Cover County have launched a range of surveys and enrollment tools. For information on these tools, see the links for each county below.
Chicago is now vaccinating healthcare workers. But officials announced on January 8 that they would continue to vaccinate residents over the age of 65. So far, no surveys or registration tools have been released for non-healthcare workers in the United States. Chicago
Staff with health care clinics not affiliated with the hospital system should complete a city survey to get more information on where and when vaccinations can be performed.
If you are a healthcare worker or other type of essential worker and live or work in the Cook County suburbs, you can fill out this survey to determine your interest in getting the vaccine.The Cook County Department of Public Health will provide more information. About the timing of vaccinations when they become available
If you’re a administrator or director of a nursing home or other critical workplace, Cook County Department of Public Health has designed a separate survey to gauge employers’ interest in vaccination to their employees. You can access that survey here.
As vaccine volumes increase, Cook County will follow state guidelines for opening vaccinations to the wider public. Most of these vaccinations are performed at hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies.
The DuPage County Health Department is following state vaccination guidelines from time to time, while the first phase is limited to essential workers, the elderly, and high-risk individuals.Officials expect more vaccinations to be opened in Phase 2. When there is more supply
If you are an essential worker, older than 65 or under 65 but have a high-risk illness, DuPage County’s Department of Health asks you to complete this survey to receive weekly updates on what appointments will be. When is the vaccine? Please note that this does not count towards registration or schedule of vaccination appointments.
Kane County residents can fill out a survey to get updates and information about when vaccines will be available to them.The survey is not limited to healthcare providers or other essential practitioners.
All Lake County residents can use the county’s online registration system to be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine is available for them.
The county launched the AllVax portal, unlike the surveys that other counties offer.The Lake County system allows residents to enter their information and, if they are eligible for the vaccine, they will be able to book an appointment immediately. Otherwise, they will be notified when eligible.
Lake County said more than 175,000 residents were registered through the portal, or about 25 percent of the county’s population.
The McHenry County Vaccine Survey is for McHenry County resident and working healthcare providers only.This form does not count towards a registration for vaccines and will only signal that there is interest in additional information when it is provided.
If you are a necessary worker But not healthcare providers are over 65 or have a high-risk health condition.McHenry County has a separate survey to fill out. The survey also shows interest in vaccines. But not a registration form
Lastly, if you’re a McHenry County resident but not in any of the above categories, the health department will have another form you can fill out to receive vaccine updates and notifications when they’re available. That form is here about half of the page.
Will County’s Department of Health also adheres to the state’s periodic vaccination guidelines, but they make it clear that all Will County residents should complete this survey.
Once someone qualifies for the procedural plan vaccination, Will County Health will contact the person who completed the survey for an appointment.
“Please be patient, we will contact you when it’s your turn,” the department said on its website.