In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
When you have kids, keeping up with all their immunizations is KEY in preventing serious diseases. Do your part and protect kids by making sure your family is up to date with all their immunizations.
Vaccines protect against 14 serious diseases:
Click here to read about the “14 Diseases You Almost Forgot About (Thanks to Vaccines)”.
The Chicago Department of Public Health provides Vaccines, Flu Shots and Immunizations for Elementary, High School and some uninsured adults and college students.
Shots are offered to Chicago residents at various Walk-In immunization clinics or through the Mobile Care Van that visits different communities and events throughout the City. Currently, we serve uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid (Title XIX) insured and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP; also known as Title XXI or state-funded) individuals only.
If your college/university/health professional school has vaccination requirements, please see the following guide to your local resources:
Resources for Parents – What you need to know About Vaccines
CDC What Parents Need to Know (About Vaccines): www.cdc.gov/vaccines/spec-grps/parents.htm
American Academy of Pediatrics, For Families: http://www2.aap.org/immunization/families/families.html
Vaccinate Your Baby: www.vaccinateyourbaby.org
Every Child By Two: www.ecbt.org
Families Fighting Flu: www.familiesfightingflu.org
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases: www.pkids.org/immunizations.html