The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is responsible for coordinating the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in our area. CCDPH will follow guidelines outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to vaccinate over 2.5 million residents in Cook County as quickly and efficiently as possible. The County’s overall strategy includes working with partners to ensure equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine. The Village continues to be in communication with County officials about the vaccination roll-out and will continue to update the community with new information. Below are several resources for more information on the vaccination.
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
- Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH)
The CCDPH is now inviting people to sign up to receive information about the vaccine distribution plan. This form does not register individuals to receive the vaccination, only to receive regular updates about the availability and distribution of the vaccination.
Per the CCDPH, the COVID-19 will be rolled out in phases based on national and state guidance. There will be a very limited supply in the beginning and certain groups will be prioritized for eligibility to receive the vaccine.
Currently, we are in Phase 1 of the distribution plan with vaccinations being administered to Group 1a. This group includes health care workers, residents, and staff at long-term care facilities and other health care workers including EMS personnel. We will share guidance from CCDPH on additional groups that are eligible to receive the vaccine as more information becomes available. Group 1b, is set to start January 25, the Village will post additional information as the County and State make it available.