A new COVID-19 vaccination site in the South Suburbs was announced Thursday.
The site at South Suburban College in South Holland was heralded by Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller (D-6th), County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha, Chairman of the SSC Board of Trustees Frank M. Zuccarelli and other elected officials.
As with other sites, vaccinations at SSC will be provided by appointment. Appointments for individuals in Phase 1B, which includes essential workers and residents over age 65, can be scheduled at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov. Anyone without internet access or who needs assistance scheduling can call (833) 308-1988 from 7 a.m. to 7p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cook County Health will only offer appointment slots based on the amount of vaccine on hand and will add appointments as new vaccine shipments arrive.
“We have all been working together at all levels of government since the beginning to fight this pandemic, and perhaps the most essential aspect of this fight is the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines, and getting shots in arms as quickly as supply allows,” said Miller “I am very pleased that we are bringing more sites online especially here in the Southland, which has been hit hard by this virus.”
When fully operationalized and when ample vaccine supply becomes available, Cook County Health estimates it will be able to provide more than 4,000 vaccines weekly at South Suburban College.
In addition to Cook County Health sites, the Cook County Department of Public Health has distributed vaccines to more than 90 partner locations including Jewel-Osco, Mariano’s, Walgreens, Federally Qualified Health Centers and hospitals who are also offering vaccines by appointment. A complete listing of these sites can be found at www.cookcountypublichealth.org.
“I encourage everyone to get vaccinated when it’s their turn, I’ve signed up already at our dedicated website, and when my turn comes I’ll be getting vaccinated,” said Miller.
Residents not yet eligible for vaccine can also sign up at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov to receive updates on their phase and for information on dozens of additional vaccination sites across Cook County.
Each month, at the Cook County Health & Hospitals Committee Meeting, representatives from the Cook County Department of Public Health will share a briefing on Covid-19 Vaccination Plans for suburban Cook County. You can watch this meeting and many others at www.cookcountyil.gov/service/watch-live-board-proceedings.