Vaccine Updates


Vaccine Update Federal, state, county, and city officials announced a shift in eligibility for the United Center Federal Mass Vaccination Center in order to ensure equity in vaccine distribution and that the people and communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have access to the vaccine. The modified guidance for the site is as follows: CITY OF CHICAGO: Appointment access for Chicagoans now opened to those eligible under the state’s Phase 1B+ (anyone 18 and over with underlying health conditions as well as anyone 65+ ​and frontline essential workers in phase 1b)

  • Appointments on Zocdoc and at the call center (312-746-4835) will now be restricted to City of Chicago residents

  • Appointments will also be set aside for Chicago residents who live in high CCVI (COVID Community Vulnerability Index) ZIP codes and/or ZIP codes with low vaccination rates, allowing anyone from these ZIP codes to register.

  • Appointment blocks will be provided to community-based organizations for targeted outreach to special populations in Chicago, including people with disabilities.

SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY: To ensure equitable access by suburban Cook County residents, Cook County has been allocated appointment slots at the United Center. Cook County will announce the process of scheduling those appointments in the coming days through the news media and through vaccine.cookcountyil.gov. For vaccine access in suburban Cook County, individuals without access to technology can call 833-308-1988 Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm. REST OF ILLINOIS: The state will take a portion of the remaining doses and deploy additional mobile vaccination teams to communities hit hardest by COVID-19 outside of Cook County. More information on these mobile vaccination teams will be shared in the coming weeks. Beginning Sunday at 4pm, residents outside of Cook County were no longer eligible for appointments at the United Center site. Residents outside of the City of Chicago can continue to find information on how to make appointments on coronavirus.illinois.gov. All seniors who have already registered will be vaccinated on their appointment date, regardless of residency in the City of Chicago, suburban Cook County, or other parts of Illinois. The United Center site was opened as part of the Biden Administration’s pilot to establish Community Vaccination Centers across the country. Officials began to administer a limited number of vaccines there on March 9, with a full opening March 10. It has the capacity to administer 6,000 doses per day, all of which will be provided directly by the federal government and not taken out of the state or city’s allotment. Learn more about the United Center Vaccination Site.

Home-Bound Seniors or People with Disabilities in Their Homes The City of Chicago is working to integrate mobile home health care vaccination services to reach home-bound individuals who are unable to go to the City’s COVID-19 vaccination sites to get the vaccine. Please note that City vaccination sites are ADA accessible, and this program is specifically for those who are unable to leave home for medical reasons. To be eligible for this program you must:

  • Be a senior OR a person with a disability who requires in-home assistance.

  • Have to use adaptive equipment (like a ventilator, crutches, a walker, a wheelchair, etc.) and/or accessible transportation to leave home.

  • Leaving home is not an option for you because doing so requires considerable and taxing effort.

If you fit these criteria, please complete this form so the City can coordinate in-home vaccination with you when the vaccine is available to you. Please forward to anyone you know who may need it. After submitting this form, you will receive a confirmation email and be contacted to schedule your in-home vaccination. Please be patient as they respond to a large number of requests.