1551 Thoreau Dr. N, Schaumburg, IL 60173
West Parking Lot Entrance
1st Dose Wednesday, March 17 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2nd Dose Wednesday, April 7 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In partnership with Jewel-Osco and the member communities of JEMS (the Northwest Suburban Illinois Joint Emergency Management System), Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Streamwood, and Wheeling are happy to announce that they have secured doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for residents of these communities ages 65 and up. The first dose will be given Wednesday, March 17, with the second dose to be given Wednesday, April 7. Those who register for this event must be available on both dates and must show proof of both residency and age (65+) to receive the vaccine.
Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be completed online here.
Please note that appointments are required, and walk-up registration is not available. You will be turned away if you do not have an appointment. Telephone registration is not available for this vaccination event. Schaumburg seniors who need help registering can contact Schaumburg Township by calling (847) 285-4580 for assistance. If you call and the phone continues to ring, please stay on the line as you will be in the queue. If you get a busy signal, please hang up and call again. Do not call the Township mainline or other direct lines as you will not be able to be transferred.
The Day of the Event
Seniors who receive an appointment must bring the following:
- Completed consent form (available through the registration link above).
- Photocopy of a valid ID (driver’s license or state ID card).
- Photocopy of medical/prescription insurance card, if applicable. (Medical/prescription insurance coverage is NOT a requirement to be eligible for an appointment, but if you do have this coverage, please bring a copy.)
All populations in Illinois 65+ can receive the vaccine, regardless of insurance coverage or immigration status, including undocumented individuals.
Please wear a short-sleeved shirt or other clothing that will allow easy access to the upper arm for the vaccination, as no private changing areas will be available.
There will be signs and volunteers at the Schaumburg Convention Center directing people where to park and enter the facility for their vaccination appointment.
Participants’ second appointment on April 7 will be scheduled at the same time as the March 17 appointment; however, there may be some flexibility to move the appointment time on this date, if necessary.
While appointments for this joint clinic may be limited, all participating communities will continue to explore additional opportunities in the future for residents to be vaccinated.
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.
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:
- 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.
- Persons aged 16-64 years with high-risk conditions
- Essential workers not recommended in Phase 1b
- All people aged 16 years and older not in Phase 1 who are recommended for vaccination
Credit & Article: Village of Schaumburg, https://www.villageofschaumburg.com/government/general-government/covid-19-vaccine-information-updates