4 state vaccination sites include Ford Heights, Robbins

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4 state vaccination sites include Ford Heights, Robbins

January 19, 2021 - 22:13

Illinois launched four public COVID-19 vaccination sites in Cook County on Tuesday, Jan. 19, including two in the South Suburbs, one in Ford Heights and one in Robbins.

The sites are being stood up through support from the Illinois National Guard (ILNG), according to Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Cook County locations include

  • Cook County Health’s North Riverside Health Center
    1800 S. Harlem Ave.
    North Riverside.
  • Cook County Health’s Robbins Health Center
    13450 S. Kedzie Ave.
  • Cook County Health’s Morton East Adolescent Health Center
    2423 S. Austin Blvd.
  • Cook County Health’s Cottage Grove Health Center
    1645 Cottage Grove Ave.
    Ford Heights.

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 Jan. 25. 

For more information on vaccinations in Cook County please visit https://cookcountypublichealth.org/

“Illinois is moving forward with an aggressive vaccination plan that centers equity and focuses communities which have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19,” Pritzker said. “Standing up these sites is a pivotal first step of a plan that coordinates our 97 local health departments statewide – who operate clinics already and will open up more as vaccine supply grows.”

“I am grateful for Governor Pritzker’s leadership in ramping up our vaccination program in Cook County and the State of Illinois,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “The new vaccination sites in Cook County will be critical in increasing our vaccination capabilities and protecting our communities from COVID-19, as we return to normalcy.”

Beginning Jan. 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 ILNG 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.