Last updated: May 18, 2021
All Illinoisans ages 16 and older now qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine.
It is now much easier to find a vaccine locally and you may even find one available same-day or next-day.
Where can I go to get a vaccine?
If you live or work in Cook County:
If you live in Will County:
Anywhere in Illinois:
Contact your doctor’s office to ask if they will be vaccinating their patients. Some medical systems have received doses and are administering them to their patients.
When can children under 12 become vaccinated?
It is estimated that the Pfizer vaccine will receive an emergency authorization for use in children under twelve in the fall or in early 2022. Trials are currently underway for children ages 11 and under.
Stanford Medicine joins COVID-19 vaccine trials for children under 12. Stanford Medicine News Center. May 12, 2021.
COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know. Johns Hopkins Medicine. May 13, 2021.
The golden ticket for kids 11 and younger is a spot in a covid vaccine trial. Washington Post. May 14, 2021.
COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Underway For Kids 5 And Younger. NPR. May 17, 2021.