COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: All Chicagoans 12+ Now Eligible

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: All Chicagoans 12+ Now Eligible

NEW: See the full calendar of Chicago vaccine opportunities at 

The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children ages 12 and up.  Chicago residents age twelve through fifteen can now receive their vaccine at any of the city site locations listed below.  Please note that other vaccine providers, such as pharmacies, may make the decision to prioritize vaccine distribution for older populations before expanding to ages 12-15.



  • City Sites
    • City sites are vaccinating 12 and up, and you can register on ZocDoc or at these registration sites: United Center, Wright CollegeApostolic Faith ChurchDaley Center, Chicago State University.  Wrigley Field is also 16 and up, and can be registered for on ZocDoc.  Individuals under the age of 18 will need a parent with them in person to provide consent at every city site except Wrigley, where consent can be given over the phone or in person.  You can also register for these sites by calling 312-746-4835.
  • Healthcare Providers
    • The vast majority of people getting the vaccine will get them through their healthcare provider (70% through their hospital, their physician’s medical practice, or a federally qualified healthcare center). Please reach out to your medical provider to make sure your contact information is up-to-date and that your provider knows you are interested in the vaccine. If you do not have a medical provider, you can enroll with a federally qualified health center. Click here to locate one nearest you.
  • Pharmacies
    • Pharmacies across Chicago have received vaccines and are scheduling their own appointments for those currently eligible. Around 15% of all eligible people for the vaccine will get them this way.
  • Employers (if prioritized essential)
    • If your occupation qualifies you for the vaccine (see the list above), your employer will be able to distribute your COVID-19 vaccine. If you believe you are eligible for vaccination through your employer, you can check with your employer. If you are an employer of prioritized essential workers, you can learn more here.
    • For CPS staff, CPS will be launching four school-based vaccination sites specifically for CPS employees at the following locations:
      • Chicago Vocational High School: (773) 535-6100
      • Clark High School: (773) 534-6250
      • Clemente High School: (773) 534-4000
      • Roosevelt High School: (773) 534-5000
  • ZocDoc
    • The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and ZocDoc are partnering to provide a new scheduling platform that will aggregate all available appointments throughout the city. Using ZocDoc, you will be able to confirm your vaccine eligibility, see nearby vaccination locations, and view real-time appointment availability. You will also receive notifications when new appointments are available. Use the ZocDoc here.
  • Home Visits
    • Homebound Individuals can receive a vaccine at home.  Paramedics with the Chicago Fire Department are making home visits to administer the vaccine for individuals in the following categories:
      • a senior OR a person with a disability that requires in-home assistance, and
      • a person who has to use adaptive equipment (like a ventilator, wheelchair, etc.) and/or accessible transportation to leave home.
    • You can register to receive the vaccine at home here.  If you or someone you know needs this service but does not have access to the internet, please reach out to our office so we can assist you at 773-878-4646.
  • Johnson & Johnson Vaccine has resumed. Click here for more information.

This coming Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, walk-up COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Weiss Hospital! Vaccines are available from 9:00am to 11:30am on Monday, May 17, Tuesday, May 18, and Friday, May 21.

Let’s continue to keep ourselves and each other safe. Please reach out to my office if you have any questions about the most recent COVID-19 information or flu shots at 773-878-4646 or email