For the latest vaccine information and updates, please continue to check chicago.gov/covidvax.
Getting the Vaccine
There are four ways you can register to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. Remember that Chicago is currently in phase 1B (see below), and appointments will be available for those that are eligible. After registering for the vaccine, you will be notified once you are eligible AND an appointment is available. Please note that the demand still far exceeds the supply of available vaccines, and you will be notified when appointments are available after registering.
Register for the Vaccine
Please reach out to your medical provider to make sure that your contact information is up-to-date and that your provider knows you are interested in the vaccine. Many medical providers with the vaccine are already reaching out to eligible individuals within phases 1A and 1B to receive the vaccine. If you do not have a medical provider, you can enroll with a Federally Qualified Health Center.
Pharmacies across Chicago have received vaccines and are scheduling their own appointments for those currently eligible.
Your Employer (IF prioritized essential)
If you are in a prioritized essential worker group, your employer will be able to distribute your COVID-19 vaccine. If you believe you are eligible for a vaccination through your employer, you can check with your employer. If you are an employer of prioritized essential workers, you can learn more here.
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Zocdoc are partnering to provide a 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. Visit https://www.zocdoc.com/vaccine to use the Zocdoc service, and learn more about how Zocdoc works here.
The City of Chicago is currently in Vaccine Phase 1B. This means Chicagoans age 65+ and specific groups of highest-risk and front-line essential workers will be eligible for vaccination. Please remember, even when you become eligible, it may take weeks to get an appointment. There will be a phased roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine in Chicago with a very limited supply at the beginning, so certain groups will be prioritized. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as it’s their turn. Supplies will increase over time and all adults will be able to get vaccinated later in 2021. Once a vaccination phase begins, people in that phase are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine indefinitely. Tentative dates are dependent on vaccine supply.
Review the full vaccine phase overview at https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home/vaccine-distribution-phases.html.
Vaccine Town Hall
The 46th Ward hosted a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) on January 26, 2021. Dr. Stephanie Black, Medical Director with the Communicable Disease Program in CDPH, provided an overview of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and answers questions from the community about the vaccine and its distribution. You can watch the full town hall by clicking on the video below.
Vaccine Quick Links
Chicago COVID-19 Vaccine Homepage
Zocdoc Vaccine Scheduler
Latest Vaccine Updates
Get the Facts
Ways to Register for the Vaccine
Chi COVID Coach
46th Ward Vaccine Town Hall