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COVID-19 Information

The Senior Center continues to receive many calls and emails about the vaccine rollout and how seniors can get vaccinated. The City of Highland Park works closely with our partners at the Lake County Health Department (LCHD) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the information below incorporates combined resources from each. We understand that it is frustrating that vaccine supply and appointments are limited, but the good news is that there will be enough vaccine for everyone, even if the process may take a little longer than we would like.  

With the FAQ below, you'll find the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and the vaccination process. For more detailed information, visit cityhpil.com/covid-19. 

Homebound vaccinations: Homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities or mobility issues may now call the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center to be added to the homebound vaccination list! LCHD teams are beginning vaccinations for homebound residents this week. To add yourself or a senior in your life to the list, contact the AllVax support center at 847.377.8130.

Vaccination registration at Greenbelt Cultural Center: All Lake County seniors (age 65+) may now register for vaccination appointments at the Greenbelt Cultural Center (1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago). Appointments are limited and may be requested using this online form or by calling 847.582.362.

How do I register to get the vaccine?
There are several ways to register for the vaccine:

  • If you are a NorthShore University HealthSystem patient, you will be notified through NorthShore Connect when it is time for you to schedule an appointment. Follow these steps to make sure your account is set up to receive notifications. 
  • Right now, NorthShore is only scheduling vaccinations for its current patients. If you are not a NorthShore University HealthSystem patient, NorthShore is collecting contact information for those who would like to be vaccinated once the vaccination program expands. Click here to register to be notified by NorthShore when you can schedule an appointment. 
  • Register with the Lake County Health Department at the AllVax Portal. When it is time for you to schedule an appointment, the Lake County Health Department will contact you. Visit allvax.lakecohealth.org to register. You will need to provide your name, email address, age, and phone number. 
  • Check for appointments with local pharmacies as they become available:
How can I get help signing up for the vaccine?
  • For help with NorthShore Connect: Call 847.425.3900.
  • For help with the AllVax Portal: call LCHD at 847.377.8130. Call volume is very high. You can also view video tutorials that guide you through the registration process.
Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
  • Contact your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been exposed to someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19. 
  • Free testing is available for everyone - even if you aren't experiencing symptoms - at IDPH testing facilities. Just visit dph.illinois.gov/testing to find an IDPH testing site.
  • Free testing will be available at the Highland Park Metra Station (1700 St. Johns), every Friday through April 16, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Learn more
Where can I find more information about the COVID-19 vaccine?
Visit cityhpil.com/vaccine for more detailed FAQs and resources from IDPH and the CDC.

How can I avoid COVID-19 scams?

Scammers are taking advantage of the pandemic to target unsuspecting people:

  • Scammers might ask you to pay out of pocket for the vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine is free.
  • Scammers might ask for your personal or bank information. You do not need to provide your Social Security number, credit card number, or bank account number to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Contact tracers will never ask for this information. 
  • You might see ads to buy your own vaccine through social media, email or even by phone. Vaccines are only available through authorized distributors, such as the Lake County Health Department, pharmacies, hospitals, and medical providers.
Report scams to ftc.gov/coronavirus

Where can I  find information about supporting Highland Park restaurants?
Thanks for supporting our local business community. Visit cityhpil.com/curbside to see curbside pickup and delivery options from Highland Park restaurants.