Friday, March 20, 2020

Updated December 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Information will be rolling out in the coming weeks about the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine. Right now, there is a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine, but supply will increase in the weeks and months to come. Long term care residents and older adults are among one of the first groups who will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Follow our COVID-19 Resource page for the latest information on the vaccine as it rolls out.

COVID-19 Vaccine Location Finder

IDPH Vaccine Location Finder

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has opened a vaccine appointment call center to assist people who do not have access or are having difficulty navigating online services. The call center is open 24/7 and can be reached at (833) 621-1284. For general questions about COVID-19 and Illinois‘ guidance, call 800-889-3931 or email [email protected]

COVID-19 Booster Shot & Third Dose Flyers

The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) in partnership with the Department of Public Health (IDPH) provided the following information on COVID booster shots and third dose shots. The flyers are available in multiple languages:

IDoA encourages providers to distribute these flyers widely to older adults and their caregivers including sharing with home delivered meal recipients and posting at Adult Day Centers and senior center sites.

Federal Pharmacy Program Partner


Local Community Vaccine Appointments

Jewel-Osco                            VNA Health Care

CVS                                         Walmart

Meijer                                     Kroger

Mariano’s                               Oak Street Health

Hines VA

County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Registries

Local county health departments are creating registries for residents to sign up to receive information about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in their county. These registries are free and do not require any personal or confidential information.

DuPage County:

DuPage County COVID-19 Vaccine Information

DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center: (630) 682-7400

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Grundy County: 

Grundy County Health Department

Kane County:

Kane County Health Department

Kendall County:

Kendall County Health Department Vaccine Information

Kankakee County:

Kankakee County Health Department COVID-19 Information

Lake County:

Lake County COVID-19 Information

Lake County AllVax Portal

McHenry County:

McHenry County COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Will County:

Will County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Will County Vaccine Locator

Will County Health Department has opened a COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Call Center at (815) 727-8824

Veterans Vaccine Information:

COVID Hotline: 1-800-698-2411

Vaccine Information for Veterans

Lovell Federal Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Key Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine

IDPH COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

IDPH COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

Helpful Vaccine Information:

Who Gets the Vaccine First?

8 Things to Know About the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program

What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Symptoms of COVID-19:

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

What you can do to slow the spread: 

  • Stay home if possible
  • Wash your hands often
  • Practice social distancing (6 feet apart) with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and/or your underlying condition or if you are sick

Informational Links:

Why Aging Black Americans Face Compounded COVID Risk

Illinois Coronavirus Response

Illinois Coronavirus Information (Illinois Department of Public Health)

How to Protect Yourself (CDC)

Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions (CDC)

Coronavirus Information for Older Adults (CDC)

COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults (National Council on Aging)

COVID-19 Information (Administration on Community Living)

AARP’s Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus: Tips for Dementia Caregivers (Alzheimer’s Association)

If you are an older adult or a caregiver and need assistance, contact AgeGuide at (800) 528-2000


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