Vaccine Distribution Information

Information regarding the vaccine and plan for Illinois can be found on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website and also the Cook County Department of Public Health’s (CCDPH) website. Additional information and instructions will be shared in village communications as it becomes available through these public health agencies.

View the CCDPH vaccine distribution plan graphic here.

Vaccine Registration

On Jan. 25, Cook County moved to Phase 1b of the vaccine distribution plan, which includes individuals 65 and over and front-line essential workers. Individuals who fall within those categories and live or work in Cook County are encouraged to register online for the community vaccine program. Users should complete the sign-up form to receive:

  • Information on scheduling a vaccine appointment through Cook County Department of Public Health
  • Information on vaccine distribution locations throughout Cook County.

Vaccine supply is extremely limited at this time, so please be patient. For more information, visit the Cook County Department of Public Health’s website. You may also contact Cook County’s vaccine sign-up hotline for assistance Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at (833) 308-1988.

Vaccine Locations & Appointments

  • Cook County locations (including the site located at 1155 E. Oakton St. in nearby Des Plaines)
    • For more information, visit Cook County’s website or call (833) 308-1988.
  • United Center vaccination location for seniors 65 and older (only available to City of Chicago residents at this time)
    • For more information, visit Zocdoc’s website or call (312) 746-4835.
  • Statewide vaccination locations (regardless of zip code)
    • For more information, visit the State of Illinois’ website.

For all other state and local health care provider vaccination locations, visit the State of Illinois’ website.


Vaccine allocation phases include the following:

Phase 1a

  • Hospital staff; long-term care facility staff and residents; and EMS personnel (paramedics and EMTs)

Phase 1b  (Current Phase)

  • Persons aged 65 years and older
  • Frontline essential workers, defined as those workers who are essential for the functioning of society and are at the highest risk of exposure, including the following:
    • First responders: Firefighters (including volunteers), Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs), 911 Dispatch (Public Safety Answering Point – PSAP), Security Personnel, School Officers. (EMS personnel are considered under Phase 1a).
    • Corrections Officers/Inmates: Jail Officers, Juvenile Facility Staff, Workers Providing In-Person Support, Inmates.
    • Food and Agriculture Workers: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care.
    • Postal Service Workers
    • Manufacturing Workers: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers.
    • Grocery Store Workers: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service.
    • Public Transit Workers: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, Para-Transit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride-Sharing Services.
    • Education (Congregate Child Care, Pre-K through 12th grade): Teachers, Principals, Student Support, Student Aids, Day Care Workers.
    • Shelters/Adult Day Care: Homeless Shelter, Women’s Shelter, Adult Day/Drop-In Program, Sheltered Workshop, Psycho-Social Rehab.

Phase 1c

  • Persons aged 16-64 years with high-risk conditions
  • Essential workers not recommended in Phase 1b

Phase 2

  • All people aged 16 years and older not in Phase 1 who are recommended for vaccination

Credit & Article: Village of Schaumburg,