Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
The first supply of COVID-19 vaccine receiving Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began being distributed in the U.S. on December 14, 2020. During the initial period, referred to as Phase 1a, supplies of the vaccine are limited, and therefore allocated to health care personnel and long-term care (LTC) residents and staff. Vaccine supply is expected to increase over time. With Phase 1a substantially complete, Phase 1b will begin statewide on Monday, January 25, which includes non-healthcare frontline essential workers and persons over 65 years old.
Kane County Health Department
The Kane County Health Department (KCHD) began administering vaccines to Phase 1b essential workers on January 21, 2021. KCHD also announced appointments for seniors 65+ will begin next week at more than 40 COVID-19 vaccine providers such as clinics, pharmacies, hospitals and medical practices.
Vaccinations for the general public are not likely to begin until early spring. Kane County residents will be informed of availability at that time. The health department is currently not accepting vaccination appointments.
Cook County Department of Public Health
The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) expands to Vaccination Phase 1b on Monday, January 25. Vaccine supply is extremely limited and CCDPH urges patience. Vaccine supply is expected to continually increase in the weeks and months ahead. CCDPH will work with partners to ensure those that are the most vulnerable have access COVID vaccinations. Eventually, the vaccine will be available to all suburban Cook County residents who want it.
CCDPH understands that many people, and especially older adults, want to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible. As CCDPH transitions to phase 1b on January 25. CCDPH will continue to prioritize any remaining Phase 1a individuals.
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