Vaccination Program Updates
Cook County Government, Cook County Health, and Cook County Department of Public Health are offering COVID-19 vaccinations to those living or working in Cook County. The distribution of COVID-19 vaccination will be done in a phased approach as vaccine supply is available and using guidance from local, state, and national public health authorities.
The Cook County Vaccination website allows residents to sign up for COVID-19 updates and information to schedule an appointment when administration expands to their phase. Providing all the information requested will ensure proper notification as the program expands. Please frequently visit the website to access the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and the vaccine distribution program. Cook County also offers a vaccine sign-up hotline at 833-308-1988.
In addition, the state of Illinois has launched its own COVID-19 vaccination website. The site will provide eligible residents with nearby vaccination sites, information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state's plan and eligibility, and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
IDPH COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Data
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) website receives vaccination reports from providers. View the current vaccination data and find out more information.
As the Coronavirus is now a global pandemic, Lincolnwood personnel are in communication with the Cook County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health, in addition to area partner agencies, to prepare for the possibility of our area becoming affected. The Village is monitoring developments and working in coordination to share resources.
There are steps individuals can take to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread:
- Get Vaccinated
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) with unwashed hands
- Stay at home if you feel ill and contact a doctor
- Wear a face covering when visiting essential businesses, if you are not fully vaccinated
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean frequently-touched surfaces and objects regularly
The Illinois Novel Coronavirus Hotline is 800-889-3931 and is available 24-hours a day. E-mails can be sent also.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for all children age 5 and older
The vaccine helps prevent kids from getting COVID-19—COVID-19 can be milder in kids than in adults, some kids will become very sick and require hospitalization. Kids can also have post-COVID complications or long-lasting symptoms. By getting vaccinated, kids are less likely to get sick, allowing them to stay in school and participate in the things they enjoy. The vaccine also helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine can protect kids and others around them.
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
- People who received a primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series and are 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot at least 6 months after completing the primary series (which may include an additional primary dose in persons with moderate to severe immunocompromise).
- People who received a primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series and are 18-49 years old with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who work or live in high-risk settings may receive a booster shot at least 6 months after completing the primary series (which may include an additional primary dose in persons with moderate to severe immunocompromise).
- People who received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine and are 18 years and older should receive a booster shot at least 2 months after receiving their primary vaccine dose.