For Individuals

My COVID-19 Vaccine: When, Where, and How

In-home vaccination is now available to everyone 65 and older in Chicago. Residents can call (312) 746-4835 to schedule an appointment for in-home vaccination. Family members and caretakers are also eligible to be vaccinated at the same time as a qualifying at-home patient. All in-home vaccination appointments use Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

To find other options for vaccination, you can also call 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 call 312.746.4835 Monday – Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm.

In-home vaccination is now available to Chicago residents with a disability. Call (312) 746-4835 to schedule an appointment for in-home vaccination. Family members and caretakers are also eligible to be vaccinated at the same time as a qualifying at-home patient. All in-home vaccination appointments use Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

You can also 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 able to request accomodations.

IDPH, in collaboration with the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission, has designed a COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Card. The card was designed to help Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind persons communicate with COVID-19 vaccine providers during an appointment. 

More resources for people with Autism seeking a COVID-19 vaccination.

In-home vaccination is now available to everyone 65 and older in Chicago, and Chicago residents with a disability or medical condition that makes it difficult to leave home. Residents who meet any of these criteria, or their caregivers, can call (312) 746-4835 to schedule an appointment for in-home vaccination. Family members and caretakers are also eligible to be vaccinated at the same time as a qualifying at-home patient. All in-home vaccination appointments use Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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.

Only the Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in individuals age 12 to 17. Chicagoans age 12-17 are able to receive vaccination only at sites offering Pfizer vaccine.

Vaccine appointments can be scheduled for anyone 12+  at Zocdoc.com/vaccine, by calling (312) 746 4835 or use the City's COVID-19 Vaccine Finder to identify additional vaccine providers. More information can be found on the For Youths webpage. 

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 must to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All City of Chicago-operated sites accept walk-ins; a parent or legal guarding must accompany individuals under the age of 18 for walk-in. 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.

COVID-19 vaccines are not currently available only to those under the age of 12. Clinical testing is underway.

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.

If you live or work in Suburban Cook County visit vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or call 833-308-1988 Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm. Illinois residents who live outside Cook County can visit coronavirus.illinois.gov for vaccination information.

Illinois

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.

Indiana

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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the COVID-19 vaccination for all people aged 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to get pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future. CDC strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy because the benefits of vaccination outweigh known or potential risks. 

Healthcare providers should strongly recommend that people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future receive one of the authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the COVID-19 vaccinationfor all people 12 years and older, including people who are breastfeeding.

COVID-19 vaccines cannot cause infection in anyone, including the mother or the baby, and the vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 in people who are breastfeeding. Recent reports have shown that breastfeeding people who have received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have antibodies in their breastmilk, which could help protect their babies. More data are needed to determine what protection these antibodies may provide to the baby.