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Vaccine Information

The Lake County Health Department will work in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health on vaccination distribution efforts in our area. The City will coordinate with LCHD and state officials and will provide updates via eNews, our website, and social media as information becomes available.

Lake County residents may now register on the Lake County AllVax Portal to be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to them. Registering online is easy and secure at allvax.lakecohealth.org. Residents may also register over the phone by calling the Lake County Health Department at 847.377.8130.

News Updates:
February 10, 2021: Governor Pritzker Announces Expansion of Phase 1B Eligibility Effective 2/25/21
In light of a steadily increasing federal vaccine supply, Illinois is making plans to expand Phase 1B eligibility on February 25 to people who have comorbidities and underlying conditions as defined by the CDC. In addition, Illinois will also prioritize individuals with disabilities. Please note: demand for the vaccine continues to exceed supply, and vaccination appointments remain limited. Learn more.

LCHD We Are Here Vax

January 13, 2021 Town Hall
: Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart and Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center Executive Director Mark Pfister hosted a virtual town hall about the COVID-19 vaccine. At the meeting, Chair Hart, Director Pfister, and LCHD Director of Medical Epidemiology Dr. Sana Ahmed shared information about the County's vaccination plan. Click here to view the recording

LCHD will also communicate information via its weekly COVID-19 e-newsletter. Sign up to receive these updates from LCHD here.

Please note: The City is not providing vaccinations. The Lake County Health Department is the primary vaccinator for our area, supported by area hospitals, pharmacies, and medical groups. As vaccine inventories increase, vaccines will be more widely available at convenient locations such as retail pharmacies, doctors' offices, and state-run clinics. In addition to Lake County Health Department vaccination sites, you may be able to be vaccinated at:
  • Your primary care/other healthcare provider's office
  • Your hospital network or medical group
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Walgreens
  • CVS
The City of Highland Park does not have its own health department. The information presented here is derived from the Lake County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Questions pertaining to the distribution, scheduling, or administration of the vaccine should be directed to the Lake County Health Department. The City does not schedule appointments for or administer COVID-19 vaccines.
 
Last updated: February 24, 2021.

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