Johnson & Johnson Update
As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing 6 cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. We are monitoring the situation and in communication with federal partners. As we wait to learn more, we are not administering or scheduling the J&J appointments. We will continue to update as more information is available.
How to Get Vaccinated
There are four ways Chicago residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Review the options to find the best way for you.
Your first contact should be your *health care provider, including your primary care provider, health clinic, or hospital where you have gotten medical care in the past. Over 600 health care providers have signed up with CDPH to distribute vaccine. Providers are also reaching out directly to schedule appointments with their existing patients. Healthcare providers have been asked to prioritize Chicagoans and current patients. Healthcare providers can still sign-up to be vaccine providers.
The City of Chicago has provided vaccines to pharmacies across Chicago. These pharmacies each have their own registration link which can be found below. Pharmacies have been asked to prioritize Chicagoans and current patients.
- Walgreens: register online, call your local Walgreens, or 1-800-WALGREENS (1-800-925-4733)
- Walmart: call: 833-886-0023; Option 1
- Jewel Osco: register online or call 877-723-3929
- Chicago Costco Pharmacies register online for an appointment.
- Chicago Costco Pharmacies 2745 N. Clybourn Ave (Licoln Park) : call (773)-360-2052
- Chicago Costco Pharmacies 1430 S. Ashland (Chicago IL Medical District) : call (312) 492-3601
- Other Illinois Costco Pharmacies
1324 S ROUTE 59
2900 PATRIOT BLVD
505 W. ARMY TRAIL ROAD
680 S. RAND ROAD
7311 N. MELVINA AVE
1375 N. MEACHAM ROAD
1901 WEST 22ND STREET
9915 W 159TH ST
LAKE in the HILLS
250 N, RANDALL RD
LAKE in the HILLS
999 ELMHURST ROAD
215 S RANDALL RD
25901 RIVERWOODS RD
8400 WEST NORTH AVE
830 EAST BOUGHTON ROAD
301 W WASHINGTON
2500 SOUTH HARLEM AVENUE
5000 Stadium Dr
2002 N. Neil ST
16261 S Boulevard Place
The City of Chicago does not endorse any of the listed organizations. This list is provided only as a convenience. See the full disclaimer.
Specific employers in prioritized essential worker groups will be able to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to their employees in 1b. CDPH is working directly with employers as vaccine becomes available; for example, first responders are already being vaccinated and others will begin soon. If you will receive your vaccine through your employer, you do not need to take any other action.
Chicago has partnered with Zocdoc to streamline Chicagoans’ access to COVID-19 vaccines. You can visit zocdoc.com/vaccine to confirm eligibility, see nearby vaccination locations, show their real-time appointment availability, and receive notifications when new appointments are available. There will be limited supply at first, and more appointment availability will be added as more vaccines become available to providers. Frequently Asked Questions about Zocdoc.
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.
*If you have insurance but do not have a primary care provider, please check with your insurance company for a list of providers accepting new patients. If you do not have insurance, one option is to enroll with one of Chicago’s many Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Download the FQHC flyers in English and Spanish.
**Proof of residency will be required for all first dose appointments at City-supported sites beginning Monday, March 26, with the exception of United Center. Please see the list of documents one can provide to prove residency. Pharmacies and healthcare providers have been asked to prioritize Chicagoans and current patients.
Chicago COVID-19 Vaccination Finder
There is a phased roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine in Chicago with a very limited supply, so certain groups are prioritized. Currently, vaccination is available by appointment only for eligible individuals. The vaccine will be offered at no cost to all Chicagoans who want it, but patience is needed while vaccine quantities increase. Be aware that most provider office locations have been instructed to start vaccination of their current patients before opening up appointments to others.
Vaccine availability is limited and subject to change. Contact the provider to ask about availability and schedule an appointment. Many locations will start vaccination of their patients before opening up appointments to others. Some frontline essential workers may be able to access vaccine through their employer or be invited to City of Chicago PODs.
In addition to using the COVID-19 Vaccination Finder, your first contact should be your health care provider, including your primary care provider, health clinic, or hospital where you have gotten medical care in the past. Check your provider’s website, electronic application (e.g., MyChart), or office recorded message for details on vaccine availability. Providers are also reaching out directly to schedule appointments with their existing patients, prioritizing those who are older with more underlying conditions. Many providers are not listed on the map because they will start by providing vaccine to their current patients before expanding to others. Check the details associated with each provider prior to calling or showing up at the office or pharmacy.
Need help with this map?
Contact a COVID-19 general inquiry line at 312.746.4835.
There is a phased roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine in Chicago with a very limited supply, so certain groups are prioritized. Currently, vaccination is available by appointment only for eligible individuals.