County officials announced on Tuesday the opening of a new mass vaccination site in Matteson, which opened Wednesday, April 14.
The site located at 4647 Promenade Way is open to all residents aged 16 and older.
Vaccinations at the Matteson site and other Cook County Health sites will be provided by appointment and can be scheduled at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov. Individuals without internet access or who need assistance scheduling can call 833-308-1988 (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday, 8 am. to 10 p.m.
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.
“The Matteson community vaccination site is active evidence of the County’s commitment to the equitable distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine and a testament to the leadership at all levels of government and our dedication here in Cook County and Illinois to this principle,” said Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller (D-6th). “Matteson is an ideal location for a community vaccination site and is critically important in the Southland, which has some of the longest commute times in the county for accessing healthcare.”
When fully operationalized and depending on vaccine supply, the Matteson vaccination site will be able to administer nearly 4,000 vaccines each day. 33
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.
“We must ensure as many people get vaccinated as soon as possible so we can reach herd immunity, but also to help prevent the virus from mutating so quickly. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated when it’s their turn,” said Miller.
Miller was joined at the news conference announcing the site by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha, Illinois National Guard Major David Sanford and Matteson Mayor Sheila Chalmers-Currin.