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Everyone 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting April 12

Cook County released 15,000 first-dose appointments on Friday in preparation for the expected surge of vaccine-seekers when eligibility opens up on Monday, April 12.  

Starting Monday, anyone 16 or older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

To date, 73 percent of Illinois seniors and 42 percent of Illinoisans 16 and over have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. One quarter of the 16 and over population is fully vaccinated.

"Our fight to stay safe and protect ourselves isn’t over, but with each day and each . . .

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