How to get vaccinated in Chicago and Cook County

May 26, 2021

Updated May 26, 2021 

All people ages 12 and older are now eligible to get a COVID vaccine. There are many ways to get vaccinated in Chicago and Cook County – here are some of the main ones:  

1. Your primary care provider: Call and see if they are offering vaccines. If you don’t have a medical provider that you see regularly, contact a health clinic or hospital where you have gotten medical care in the past.

2. Pharmacies: WalgreensCVSJewelCostco,  Marianos and Walmart are offering vaccines, often with no appointment required.  

3. (Chicago only): Go to and find local COVID vaccine appointments. There are appointments available same-day at many sites.   

4. City vaccination sites:  For a full list of locations, go to City of Chicago Vaccination SitesAll vaccine sites will accept walk-ins. Appointments can be booked through the City’s call center at 312.746.4835 or through  

5. Vaccination Events Near You (Chicago only): The city has many pop-up locations and other special vaccination events. Go to calendar of events to find a vaccine in your neighborhood or check out Vaccination Station for days and times a mobile vaccination clinic is in Austin, Englewood, Roseland, or Southshore neighborhoods.   

6. Cook County Department of Public Health (any Cook County resident):  Sign up at to find vaccine distribution locations throughout Cook County and schedule a vaccine appointment through Cook County Health. You can also call the vaccine hotline at 833-308-1988 (M-Fr, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.). 

7. Statewide Vaccination Locations – Go to for info about vaccinations available to all Illinois Residents regardless of zip code.


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