Healthcare Workers

How to get a POD appointment

Invitations to sign up for a vaccination appointment at these sites have just started and more invitations will be sent in batches every week ​beginning in January. 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. Additional information can be found on the CDPH Health Alerts Network (HAN).

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.

Healthcare personnel continue to be on the front line of the nation’s fight against this deadly pandemic. By providing critical care to those infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, many healthcare personnel have a high risk of being exposed to and getting sick with COVID-19. Healthcare personnel who get COVID-19 can also spread the virus to their patients seeking care for medical conditions that, in turn, increase their patients’ risk for severe COVID-19 illness. Early vaccine access is critical to ensuring the health and safety of this essential workforce of approximately 21 million people, protecting not only them but also their patients, communities, and the broader health of our country.

CDC has launched the new v-safe after vaccination health checker. V-safe web pages feature information on how to register and complete a v-safe health check-in (including step-by-instructions with images), troubleshooting, FAQs, and contact information for technical support. These web pages will be continuously updated with additional resources. Healthcare providers have a vital role in encouraging COVID-19 vaccine recipients to participate.