Johnson & Johnson Update
On April 23, following a thorough safety review, the CDC and FDA have determined that the use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. should resume. The FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19. The Chicago Department of Public Health is resuming operations immediately. LEARN MORE
My COVID-19 Vaccine: When, Where, and How
The best way to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is by calling your doctor, health clinic, community health center, or hospital where you receive primary healthcare services. If you do not have a healthcare provider, go to Zocdoc.com/vaccine (the City’s vaccine appointment tool) or Chicago.gov/VaccineFinder to find a vaccine provider nearby.
Chicago seniors age 65+ can also register for a vaccine appointment at a City-run site by visiting zocdoc.com/vacccine or by calling 312.746.4835 Monday – Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm.
You can register for a vaccination appointment on zocdoc.com/vaccine or by calling 312.746.4835. All City-run vaccination sites are accessible to people with disabilities. At the time of registration for an appointment at a City-run vaccination site you will be request accomodations.
If you are a senior or a person with a disability who requires in-home assistance or uses adaptive equipment (like a ventilator, crutches, a walker, a wheelchair, etc.) and leaving the home is not an option for you because doing so requires considerable and taxing effort, please complete this form so the City can coordinate in-home vaccination. Caregivers of homebound individuals are also eligible to receive vaccine under this program.
Only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use for individuals age 16 to 18. Chicagoans age 16-18 are able to receive vaccination only at sites offering Pfizer vaccine.
To book an appointment on Zocdoc, Chicagoans under 18 must have a parent or guardian book vaccine appointments on their behalf.
For City of Chicago sites, individuals under the age of 18 seeking vaccination need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The City-run sites will vaccinate emancipated minors, although they need to bring their court order confirming their status. Married minors can also get vaccinated and need to bring their marriage certificates.
All Chicagoans 18+ can now get vaccinated against COVID-19. The best way to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is by calling your doctor, health clinic, community health center, or hospital where you receive primary healthcare services. If you do not have a healthcare provider, go to Zocdoc.com/vaccine (the City’s vaccine appointment tool) or Chicago.gov/VaccineFinder to find a vaccine provider nearby.
Workers must live or work in the city of Chicago, hold a current union card or be a union retiree, and qualify under any of the eligibility criteria in Phase 1a, 1b or 1c as defined by CDPH. For more information about vaccine appointments, union members should visit www.chicagolabor.org/vaccine. Those interested in receiving a vaccine must have a valid appointment to be vaccinated and union cards will be checked at the door for access to the site.
Chicago VA (Jesse Brown) can now provide vaccines to all veterans, spouses, widows and caregivers. There are no restrictions on age, health conditions, employment, or type of discharge from military service. Learn more about vaccines for veterans.
COVID-19 vaccines are currently available only to those over the age of 16. Clinical testing is underway.
Some jurisdictions have expanded their eligibility to Chicagoans. Appointments are available across Illinois and Cook County. Please review the links below for vaccine appointments outside of Chicago. While we know everyone does not have the resources to travel, for those who do, please consider these alternative options.
- Statewide Vaccination Locations (or call 833-621-1284)
- Cook County Health (or call 833.308.1988)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter
- Illinois Vaccine Alert (Twitter)
Anyone age 16+ from Chicago can be vaccinated in Indiana, regardless of residence, following a recent change in eligibility in Indiana. To register in Indiana, go to the Indiana Department of Public Health website or call 866-211-9966 if you do not have access to a computer or need assistance.
Things you can do now.
Sign up for Chi COVID Coach to receive COVID-19 vaccine update texts from the City of Chicago.
- Wear a mask
- Watch your distance
- Wash your hands frequently