Chicago is on track to open vaccines up to Chicagoans in Phase 1C which includes residents age 16-64 with underlying medical conditions and all remaining essential workers on Monday, March 29.
The following conditions are known to increase or may increase the risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19. Individuals with the following conditions are eligible for vaccination in locations open to Chicago residents.
Cancer (current diagnosis)
Cardiac, cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular disorders (including heart disease, coronary artery disease, and hypertension or high blood pressure)
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic respiratory disorders (including cystic fibrosis, moderate to severe asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/emphysema [COPD])
Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
Disability: physical, developmental, visual, hearing, or mental
Neurologic conditions (including dementia)
Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
Liver disease (including hepatitis)
Obesity: BMI ≥30 kg/m2
Schizophrenia spectrum disorders
Sickle Cell Disease
All other essential workers
Clergy and religious organizations
Food and beverage service
Information Technology and communications
Other Community- or Government-based Operations and Essential Functions
Personal Care Services and hygiene
Shelter and Housing
Transportation and Logistics
Water and wastewater
A more detailed list of essential workers included in phase 1c is here.
Chicago continues to vaccinate individuals in phase 1a (healthcare workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities) and 1b (people age 65+ and prioritized essential worker groups). At other vaccination sites in Chicago, only people in these phases are eligible for vaccination.
Current eligible zip codes for the United Center are: 60608, 60609, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60623, 60624, 60628, 60629, 60632, 60636, 60639, 60644, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653.
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