Information for Employers

Frontline essential workers and other essential workers have been identified by the CDC as priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination due to high risk of exposure to COVID-19 infection.  There are 3 main ways that businesses who employ frontline essential workers and other essential workers can move forward on facilitating vaccine for their employees.

1. Enroll as a vaccinator

If your facility meets the requirements to provide COVID-19 vaccinations, you can enroll your facility as a vaccinator site. Visit our provider page for detailed instructions on how to enroll.

2. Partner with a vaccinator

Third-party vaccination providers, such as those who offer onsite flu clinics, can be contracted to provide vaccinations at your workplace. If you have a relationship with a third-party provider, please reach out to work with them before contacting a new providerAdditional provider options will be added to this website once available. 

The City of Chicago does not endorse any of the listed organizations. Information is provided only as a convenience. See the full disclaimer.

3. City of Chicago POD site

If you represent a business with fewer than 250 employees in all Chicago locations, you can fill out this survey for vaccination at a City of Chicago Point of Dispensing (POD) site. More information about the Chicago PODs is below.

All individuals can sign up on Chi COVID Coach to receive text updates for the vaccination rollout and when it may be your turn.

Chicago POD Survey

Only businesses with fewer than 250 employees in all locations should register through this survey which is intended for workers who live or work in Chicago. Only one representative from the business (e.g. the business owner or other management) should complete the survey on behalf of all employees.

The survey is for businesses in one of the following industries:

  • ACIP 1b priority - first responders, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, U.S. Postal service, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, education sector, child care workers.
  • ACIP 1c priority– transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing, construction, finance, information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, public safety, and public health.

All individuals can sign up on Chi COVID Coach to receive text updates for the vaccination rollout and when it may be your turn.

Employee Vaccine Sentiment Survey

Survey template for employers to evaluate their employee's perception on the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Toolkit

This toolkit includes an email template that can be customized for your employees, a fact sheet dispelling misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, posters, flyers, social media tiles, and video PSAs. All materials are available in both English and Spanish.

“Toolbox Talks” Scripts for Industry

Use these scripts and key messages at staff meetings to educate, help answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines, encourage and support your staff in their decision to get vaccinated.