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Posted on: January 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Vaccination Site Opens in North Riverside

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Building on the state’s Vaccination Administration Plan, Governor Pritzker announced the locations of four state-support vaccination sites across Cook County that began vaccinating Illinois residents on January 19, 2021. The sites are being supported with assistance from the Illinois National Guard.

Cook County Locations

Cook County Health’s North Riverside Health Center, 1800 S. Harlem Avenue, North Riverside, IL 60546

Cook County Health’s Robbins Health Center, 13450 S. Kedzie Avenue, Robbins, IL 60472

Cook County Health’s Morton East Adolescent Health Center, 2423 S. Austin Boulevard, Cicero, IL 60804

Cook County Health’s Cottage Grove Health Center, 1645 Cottage Grove Avenue, Ford Heights, IL 60411

All four locations will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be available for health care workers who are part of Phase 1A before opening to those eligible for Phase 1B on January 25. For more information on vaccinations in Cook County please visit https://cookcountypublichealth.org/.

Beginning January 25, the state will move into phase 1B of the vaccine plan and sites will begin vaccinations for the eligible population by appointment only.  As a part of Phase 1B, all residents over the age of 65 and frontline essential workers can receive the vaccine. Additionally, as part of the state’s plan, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with large pharmacies to launch hundreds of new sites in communities across Illinois.

The IL National Guard is also deploying to regions across the state to stand up new sites and build out additional capacity at existing sites. More information on additional locations and how to make appointments will be available prior to the start of Phase 1B.

Phase 1A:  Illinois is currently in Phase 1A of the state's vaccination plan which targets frontline healthcare workers along with residents and staff of long-term care facilities. The goal is to fortify the healthcare workforce by removing the most exposed workers from the cycle of illness and infection as well as protect our most vulnerable residents. The state estimates that all interested residents in Phase 1A will be vaccinated in the coming weeks.

Phase 1B:  Once Illinois makes substantial progress in Phase 1A and federal vaccine deliveries increase, Phase 1B will expand to frontline essential workers and residents age 65 and over. The frontline essential workers designation includes many residents who carry a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure because of their work duties, often because they are unable to work from home, and/or they must work closely to others without being able to socially distance. This include first responders, education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections workers and inmates, USPS workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and staff at shelters and day cares. 

Residents can complete a form on the Cook County Department of Public Health website to enroll in email updates about COVID-19 vaccination.   

https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/surveys/?s=PP8PJNFHMW

This form is for residents to receive vaccine updates.  It does not put residents on a wait list for the vaccine.  As soon as Village staff has more information about vaccine availability, it will be shared with the public.  

Please visit the COVID-19 page of the Village website to read the most recent update from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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