Chicago is now in phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations. This means Chicagoans age 65+ and specific groups of highest-risk and front-line essential workers are eligible for vaccination. Please remember, even when you become eligible, it may take weeks to get an appointment. Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) expects it to take at least through February and March for frontline essential workers and those who are 65+ to get their first dose of vaccine because of limited supply and the number of providers who are able to administer the vaccine. The vaccine will be offered at no cost to all Chicagoans who want it, but patience is needed while vaccine quantities increase.
This week, it was announced that the City partnered with Zocdoc. Zocdoc is an app that should make it easier to find an appointment to get the vaccine where it is available and checks for your eligibility. You can also work through your healthcare provider, pharmacies, or your employer. Click here to keep up to date with the latest information.
Lastly, beware of COVID Vaccine scams. Please note that the vaccine is free to Chicago residents and that you should not be paying money to get on waiting lists. If someone is asking you for money for a vaccine, do not give it. Read this for more information.