CDPH COVID-19 vaccination clinics for healthcare workers
CDPH COVID-19 vaccination clinics began operations the week of December 28 for healthcare workers only. These vaccination clinics will initially be vaccinating healthcare workers who are not affiliated with a hospital or other large healthcare system only. We anticipate the vaccination of these healthcare workers will take several weeks, through the month of January. Pre-registration and an appointment, coordinated by your facility, is required. Walk-up appointments are not available.
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Steps for non-hospital healthcare facilities
Organizations wishing to participate in a CDPH COVID-19 vaccination clinic must complete the process outlined below.
- One representative from the facility must complete the Staff Vaccination Inquiry Survey. The data collected in this survey is analyzed and used to invite healthcare workers to register for vaccine appointments using a unique registration code.
- Once the facility has completed the survey, it is placed in a waiting queue to be invited to register for an appointment.
- The primary contact for your facility will receive a unique registration code.
- The facility will distribute the unique registration code to employees.
- Employees can then sign-up online for an appointment using the unique facility registration code when scheduling.
Invitations to sign up for a vaccination appointment at these sites have just started and more invitations will be sent in batches every week. It is our goal to make sure every healthcare worker in Chicago has an opportunity to begin vaccination in the first several weeks in 2021. For some healthcare workers, CDPH will connect you with a vaccination appointment at a neighboring hospital or clinic (in addition to PODs). Additional information can be found on the CDPH Health Alerts Network (HAN).
- Facility registration codes should not be shared with non-employees.
- Include information about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and its safety in employee communications.
Join the Medical Reserve Corp
Interested in helping with the COVID-19 vaccination effort? The Chicago Medical Reserve Corps is one way citizens can volunteer their time and expertise to strengthen both our neighborhoods and our nation. CDPH recruits medical and non- medical citizens to assist during large-scale emergencies to augment public health staff in dealing with situations that have significant public health consequences.