Cook County will be expanding hours at several of its COVID-19 mass vaccination locations effective Tuesday, May 11. This expansion will make it easier for individuals and families to get vaccinated and also accommodate the expected increase in demand as the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control prepare to authorize the use of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents ages 12-15.
Effective May 11, the following mass vaccination sites will be open from 8:00AM – 8:00PM Monday through Friday and 8:00AM – 6:00PM on Saturday:
Hours will remain 8:30AM – 5:30PM Monday through Saturday at the Tinley Park mass vaccination site, 18451 Convention Center Drive, which offers patients age 18+ the choice of the Moderna or the Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for individuals age 16+. Those age 16-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be vaccinated.
CCH will make a public announcement on when it expects to offer the Pfizer vaccine to those age 12+, which will likely be soon after the FDA and CDC provide authorization.
Walk-ins are welcome at all CCH mass vaccination sites. The last walk-in will be accepted 30 minutes prior to close. Individuals can still make appointments by clicking the link below or by calling 833-308-1988, Monday – Friday from 7:00AM – 10:00PM and Saturday from 8:00AM – 10:00PM.
The City of Chicago is joining Cook County and the State of Illinois to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to anyone ages 16 or older.
The city is also providing some walk-up availability. A number of vaccine shots will be set aside daily for walk-up vaccinations at all mass vaccinations sites, including the United Center, Chicago State University, and the American Airlines Conference Center near Wrigley Field.
You can still make an appointment using Zocdoc.com/vaccine, or go to Chicago.gov/VaccineFinder to find a vaccine provider nearby. Signing up in advance is preferred as it will reduce any potential lines.
The COVID-19 vaccine is free to everyone, regardless of insurance or immigration status. You cannot be denied a vaccine if you do not have insurance
Priority Sites Aim to Achieve Equitable Vaccination
The Cook County Department of Public Health opened its third Priority Vaccination Site at West Leyden High School in Northlake to serve several of the County’s 32 Priority Communities in its Vaccination Program. The site joins other Priority Sites in Summit and Lansing. Priority Sites are strategically located to draw residents from surrounding municipalities from the 32 Priority Communities identified earlier in the spring.
Residents may walk in to each site between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Although residents do not need an appointment, they are encouraged to guarantee their vaccination by calling 312-864-0591. Each site has a unique link for scheduling, listed here with the specific communities they serve.
· West Leyden High School, Northlake (serving Norridge, Harwood Heights, Melrose Park, Maywood, Bellwood, Stone Park, Berkeley, Northlake, and Franklin Park:
The West Leyden site is offering the Pfizer vaccine for residents age 16+.
If you or someone you love are vaccine-hesitant, look to a trusted resource for information.
PPP applications have been extended to May 31, 2021.
The Cook County network of over 35 partners is available to assist small businesses.
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is receiving $4 million from Cook County in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and CARES Act funding. The funding will support training, placement, and career coaching programs for job seekers and provide additional resources for employers and training providers serving or located in suburban Cook County.
Hiking, biking, birding, & so much more await you throughout our 70,000 acres.
Check out our interactive map to find new activities and preserves.
Permits for 2021 are available for purchase online or by telephone. Visit the website below, or call 800-870-3666, option 1.
Permits are available now for indoor events to be held in 2021. Events will be available at the Volunteer Resource Center/Edgebrook, Dan Ryan, and Thatcher Woods only.
All social distancing requirements apply. Wear a cloth mask.
Do not visit the forest preserves if you are sick or experiencing symptoms, or if you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last two weeks.
Carry and use hand sanitizer if you touch handrails or other surfaces.
If you witness people not observing social distancing guidelines, please call the forest preserve non-emergency number: 708-771-1000.
Stay at home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms.
Cook County is responsible for providing essential services in the areas of public safety, public health, the court system, elections, tax assessment and appeals, recording deeds, and managing forest preserves. As an independent-minded member of the Board, I have worked hard to combine fiscal responsibility with social awareness. I am honored to serve the people of the 9th district, which includes: portions of the far northwest side of Chicago; Park Ridge, River Forest, Elmwood Park, Harwood Heights, Mount Prospect, Norridge, River Grove, Rosemont, and Schiller Park; portions of Arlington Heights, Melrose Park, Morton Grove, Niles, and Prospect Heights; and unincorporated Norwood Park, Maine, and Wheeling Townships.
The Cook County Clerk's office and website can guide you through how to obtain birth and death certificates, marriage and domestic partner licenses, notary commissions, and much more.
Yes, I want to stay up-to-date on Cook County news, 9th District tax seminars, and more.