As of Monday, several Walgreens and Jewel-Osco sites began vaccinations or opened appointments for Illinois residents eligible for Phase 1B of the state’s vaccine rollout.
Phase 1B opens immunization to people aged 65 and over as well as “essential frontline workers”, which includes first responders, education workers such as teachers and support staff, educators , grocery store workers, postal workers and more.
There are several ways for eligible residents to get vaccinated, but state officials urged patience as the new phase begins.
According to Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, Walgreens has started supplying vaccines to 92 sites statewide. Jewel-Osco will begin vaccinations on Tuesday, but launched its site to schedule appointments on Monday.
The state said “additional pharmacy partners will go live and also open appointment registrations” in the coming days.
A Walmart spokeswoman confirmed on Friday that starting this week and next year, the big-box retailer will begin supplying vaccines in the city of Chicago as well as Indiana with six other states.
The company has previously supplied vaccines to New Mexico and Arkansas, where it is headquartered. (For more information on their vaccine rollout, click here.)
In addition to Walgreens and Jewel-Osco, the Illinois Department of Public Health has also launched a site for eligible residents to find immunization events and schedule appointments.
“This site will serve as a hub for all vaccine-related information, directing residents to the appointment booking home pages of our 97 local health departments and partner pharmacies, which will total hundreds of sites in statewide, “Pritzker said in a statement. Also includes information on our first Illinois National Guard mass vaccination site, which will open tomorrow at the Tinley Park Convention Center, and will be updated as more state-run sites and hundreds additional local options will be uploaded. As federal supply is currently limited and every state across the country faces a shortage, I urge all eligible Illinois to regularly check for available appointments – and in the meantime, hide us, keep our distance, wash. us hands and remember that we ‘I will stay healthy and safe if we look after each other. ”
Here is a complete description of the registration or appointment procedure at the above locations:
- To make an appointment through a government-run vaccination site, click here. For a map of statewide vaccination locations or to find a site near you, click here. Note: Those who book an appointment through these sites will need:
- You may be required to provide proof of employment as a healthcare worker using an employee ID card, a recent letter from your employer, or a recent pay stub. If you are not eligible for this phase, your vaccination appointment will be rejected.
- For more information on how those eligible for Phase 1b can get an appointment through Walgreens, click here. Note: Those who make an appointment will need:
- An appointment confirmation email
- A COVID-19 vaccination authorization form with your registration code (if applicable)
- State ID card, valid driver’s license, or other official ID
- Professional ID card or other document to show proof of employment (for healthcare workers, frontline workers and essential workers only)
- Medical and / or pharmaceutical insurance card
- Download, print and complete the vaccine consent form. If you do not bring the completed form, you will need to complete it at the pharmacy before your vaccination.
- For more information on how those eligible for Phase 1b can get an appointment through Jewel-Osco, click here. Note: Those who make an appointment will need:
- Proof of employment (badge, pay stub, uniform, etc.)
- Medical license (if applicable)
- Driver’s license
- Medical and prescription insurance cards
- The last 4 digits of the SSN
“For now, these sites will only be available by appointment,” the governor’s office said in a statement Monday. “As the federal vaccine supply increases and Illinois receives more vaccines, the state will launch walk-in sites and expand sites to other vendors such as doctor’s offices and clinics. emergency care clinics. More information on these sites will be published in the coming weeks.
To find out how to make an appointment or receive information about vaccines in your area, click here.