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Vaccination Updates

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)

  • Down Syndrome

  • 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)

  • Pregnancy

  • Obesity: BMI ≥30 kg/m2

  • Schizophrenia spectrum disorders

  • Sickle Cell Disease

  • Thalassemia

All other essential workers

  • Clergy and religious organizations

  • Energy

  • Finance

  • Food and beverage service

  • Higher Education

  • Information Technology and communications

  • Legal

  • Media

  • Other Community- or Government-based Operations and Essential Functions

  • Personal Care Services and hygiene

  • Public health

  • Public safety

  • Retail

  • 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.

Visit and the Vaccine Finder to see vaccine providers in your area.

For more data and to keep up with the latest on COVID issues in Chicago, click here.



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