Following guidance released from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control, Cook County Health will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until the FDA and CDC complete their review.
Depending on the vaccine location, individuals with appointments for J&J this week will receive Moderna or Pfizer. Those who do not wish to receive the Moderna or the Pfizer vaccine should call 833-308-1988 to cancel or reschedule their appointment.
Today’s appointment release will not include appointments for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Cook County Department of Public Health has asked all Johnson & Johnson partners to pause using the vaccine as well.
Cook County Health will provide additional information as it becomes available.
Following CDC/FDA guidance, individuals given the J&J vaccine who are experiencing severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after receiving the shot should contact their health care provider.
The Cook County Department of Public Health has joined with the State of Illinois in expanding vaccine eligibility to all Illinois residents 16 and above.
While appointment availability is still tight in Cook County, a new option has opened for Illinois residents. FEMA has opened a mass-vaccination site in Gary, Indiana, and Illinois (including Chicago) residents are welcome.
Many Cook County residents are traveling to distant suburbs to secure an appointment, but in many cases Gary, Indiana is much closer--roughly a 30-minute drive. Appointments there are wide open, and there is a drive-thru option as well as a walk-up. To sign up for an appointment at the Gary location, go to https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/en-US/ or call 866-211-9966.
The City of Chicago is in Phase 1C of the vaccine rollout. All essential workers and adults with underlying medical conditions are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.
While the list of those eligible expands, vaccine supply and appointments are still limited.
Chicago will meet the new federal deadline of April 19 and will make all adults eligible for the coronavirus vaccination starting on that date. It is expected that this expanded eligibility will take months to fully complete.
Currently, vaccination is available by appointment only for eligible individuals. The best way to schedule an appointment is by contacting your healthcare provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider, go to Zocdoc.com/vaccine or Chicago.gov/VaccineFinder to find a vaccine provider nearby.
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. For the latest information on Chicago’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout visit chicago.gov/covidvax.gov.
Commissioner Silvestri joined President Preckwinkle; Governor Pritzker; Commissioners Alma Anaya, Frank Aguilar, Dennis Deer, and Brandon Johnson; and other elected officials to announce the opening of a new vaccination site in Forest Park, located in the former HOBO store at 7630 Roosevelt Road. This site is the fifth large-scale vaccination site in Cook County.
PPP applications have been extended to May 31, 2021.
The Cook County network of over 35 partners is available to assist small businesses.
Organize your business financials, and receive a free toolkit. Together we'll learn to apply the right tools in preparation for receiving funding.
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.
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