Find a Covid-19 Vaccine!

Updated 3.27.21

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Due to health care disparities like inability to work from home, lack of health insurance, etc, Covid-19 is affecting our music community at higher rates than the general population. Covid-19 vaccines are in short supply and hard to come by.

The sooner we can get vaccinated, the sooner the music scene comes back 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Here are some resources to find a vaccine:

General tips:

Don’t even bother to look if you don’t qualify. You need to be in the group that is currently eligible to receive the vaccine. In Illinois: Starting Jan 25 is health care workers, nursing home & assisted living residents, first responders, over 65, essential workers, K-12. In most areas of Illinois starting Feb 25 (not Chicago or Cook Co) will be adults under 65 with disabilities & certain health conditions. Starting March 22 more essential workers, higher ed, government employees, & media. March 22 Chicago & Cook Co also begins to vaccinate adults with medical conditions, and these sites opening now to all IL residents. Starting March 29 food & beverage industry, construction, religious leaders. Starting April 12, all health departments in IL will be allowed to open vaccine eligibility to all adults if they have enough

First check with your primary care provider and any hospital at which you have received care, get on their waiting lists

Get on as many waiting lists as you can!

Spend a little time each day trying to get an appointment, but try not to stress yourself out

Try at different times of the day

In general, city / county health departments limit vaccinations to those who live or work in their county. Retail vaccinators, like pharmacies, will vaccinate regardless of where you live

People in Long Term Care (Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities) are mostly being vaccinated by Walgreens & CVS. Vaccine Hunters: Word has it that at the end of the day, if CVS & Walgreens vaccinators return to the store with any left-over vaccine, they shoot up whoever happens to be in the store

United States:

Dr. B: Standby for unused vaccines in your zipcode. You receive a text message, have 15 min to respond to text, 2hrs to arrive to receive vaccine. Sign up: https://vaxstandby.hidrb.com/

NBC News Plan Your Vaccine, provides info on where to get vaccine along with eligibility, vaccine rollout, etc. https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/plan-your-vaccine/

Vaxxmax: Updates on openings at Walgreens & Rite Aid. http://vaxxmax.com/walgreens

Illinois:

Illinois Dept of Public Health: Lists vaccine clinics with sign-ups. You must be from the county where the event is listed in order to attend. https://covidvaccination.dph.illinois.gov/

Illinois Covid-19 Hotline: The Big List. Unfortunately, all of the places listed are not actually giving out vaccines. 800-889-3931 or https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-location

ILvaccine: Updates for vaccine availability in IL. https://www.ilvaccine.org/

Dr. B: Standby for unused vaccines in your zipcode. You receive a text message, have 15 min to respond to text, 2hrs to arrive to receive vaccine. Sign up: https://vaxstandby.hidrb.com/

Chicago Vaccine Hunters: Facebook group crowdsourced info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1864372350383607/permalink/1871714302982745

Vaxxmax: Updates on openings at Walgreens & Rite Aid. http://vaxxmax.com/walgreens

CVS: www.cvs.com/immunizations/get-vaccinated or call your local store

Hy-vee: https://www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine-consent or call store. Hyvees are located in Western IL, closest to Chicago is Sycamore 60178. Appointments open every night at midnight. You better be fast on the typing, have your insurance card already loaded on your computer in a jpeg

Jewel-Osco: https://www.mhealthappointments.com/covidappt or call your local store. Word has it that new appointments for the week open up on Sundays

Walgreens: You need to create an online account, which is easy. Then try to schedule appt. Keep trying. Word has it that new appointments usually open up around midnight. https://walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19 or call your local store

Chicago & Cook County:

Chicago residents: 312-746-4835 or Zocdoc, the centralized vaccine locator. Asks you a few brief screening questions, then if appointments available will allow you to book, or will add you to a wait list https://www.zocdoc.com/vaccine

Chicago United Center Mass Vaccination Site: 65+yrs, adults with medical conditions. Schedule appt at www.zocdoc.com or (312) 746-4835

Chicago home-bound seniors or people with home-bound disability: Chicago Fire Dept is bringing vaccines to you. To apply: www.redcap.dph.illinois.gov

Cook County Residents: Cook County Dept of Health: Sign up on this list, they will contact you when it is your turn and direct you where to go. Word has it that new appointments are released on Fridays at noon. Call 1-833-308-1988, Monday through Friday, 7am to 7pm or www.vaccine.cookcountyil.gov Locations: South Suburban College, 15800 State St, South Holland. Triton College, 2000 5th Ave, River Grove. Former K-Mart 1155 E Oakton St, Des Plaines. Former HOBO, 7600 West Roosevelt Road, Forest Park. North Riverside Health Center, 1800 S. Harlem Ave, Riverside

Dr. B: Standby for unused vaccines in your zipcode. You receive a text message, have 15 min to respond to text, 2hrs to arrive to receive vaccine. Sign up: https://vaxstandby.hidrb.com/

Chicago Vaccine Hunters: Facebook group crowdsourced info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1864372350383607/permalink/1871714302982745

Evanston residents: 847-448-4311 or www.cityofevanston.org/vaccine

Humboldt Park Health (prev Norwegian American) all 1a & 1b incl essential workers. Walk-in Mon-Fri 9a-4p, 1044 N Francisco Ave, Chicago, Corporate Health Suite 100

ILvaccine: Updates for vaccine availability in IL. https://www.ilvaccine.org/

Lawndale Christian Health Center 3517 W Arthington St & 5122 S Archer: Any adult 18+yrs living in Lawndale, North Lawndale, & Archer Heights 872-588-3829

Skokie residents: 847-933-8227 or www.skokie.org/1017/covid-19

Vaxxmax: Updates on openings at Walgreens & Rite Aid. http://vaxxmax.com/walgreens

VNA Healthcare: Sign up for waitlist. Please do not call. https://www.vnahealth.com/covid-vaccine/

Costco, on Ashland 60608: https://book-costcopharmacy.appointment-plus.com/cttc019c/?e_id=5439#/

CVS: www.cvs.com/immunizations/get-vaccinated or call your local store

Jewel-Osco: https://www.mhealthappointments.com/covidappt or call your local store. Word has it that new appointments for the week open up on Sundays

Mariano’s: https://www.picknsave.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated or call your local store

Walgreens: You need to create an online account, which is easy. Then try to schedule appt. Keep trying. Word has it that new appointments usually open up around midnight. https://walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19 or call your local store

Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302 or call your local store

General Covid info: Chicago Covid-19 Information Group by Chicago Tribune: https://www.facebook.com/groups/378543406904366

Lake County, IL:

Lake County Health Dept AllVax: Sign up on this list, they will contact you when it is your turn and direct you where to go: https://allvax.lakecohealth.org/s/?language=en_us or 847-377-8130 or AllVax@LakeCountyIl.gov

Dr. B: Standby for unused vaccines in your zipcode. You receive a text message, have 15 min to respond to text, 2hrs to arrive to receive vaccine. Sign up: https://vaxstandby.hidrb.com/

Chicago Vaccine Hunters: Facebook group crowdsourced info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1864372350383607/permalink/1871714302982745

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Zion: Lake County resident, 65+yrs. For appt: https://www.cancercenter.com/vaccination-programs?p=chi-covid or 844-778-9980

Deerfield Patty Turner Center starting March 30

Greenbelt Cultural Center: North Chicago & Waukegan residents 65yrs+. For appointment: 847-582-1362 or vaccine@northchicagocommunitypartners.org or www.lakecountyil.gov/vaccine

ILvaccine: Updates for vaccine availability in IL. https://www.ilvaccine.org/

Oak St Health Clinic: 65yrs+ within 10 mile radius of Waukegan Oak St Health Clinic. For appointment: Call Waukegan Township Park Place at 847-244-9242 or email Lnava@waukegantownship.com for more information or to reserve transportation

Round Lake Beach large site opening 2nd week in April

Vaxxmax: Updates on openings at Walgreens & Rite Aid. http://vaxxmax.com/walgreens

YWCA Lake County (located at New Hope Church, Gurnee): Only YWCA Lake County clients eligible in phase 1a & 1b. For appt: 224-308-3623 or 847-406-5695

CVS: www.cvs.com/immunizations/get-vaccinated or call your local store

Jewel-Osco: https://www.mhealthappointments.com/covidappt or call your local store. Word has it that new appointments for the week open up on Sundays

Walgreens: You need to create an online account, which is easy. Then try to schedule appt. Keep trying. Word has it that new appointments usually open up around midnight. https://walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19 or call your local store

McHenry County:

McHenry County Department of Public Health: https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/surveys/?s=W9ENTNFWE9

Dr. B: Standby for unused vaccines in your zipcode. You receive a text message, have 15 min to respond to text, 2hrs to arrive to receive vaccine. Sign up: https://vaxstandby.hidrb.com/

Vaxxmax: Updates on openings at Walgreens & Rite Aid. http://vaxxmax.com/walgreens

Kenosha County, WI:

Kenosha County Division of Health @ Kenosha County Job Center (8600 Sheridan Rd, Entrance B, Kenosha).  For appointment: https://www.kenoshacounty.org/vaccine

Dr. B: Standby for unused vaccines in your zipcode. You receive a text message, have 15 min to respond to text, 2hrs to arrive to receive vaccine. Sign up: https://vaxstandby.hidrb.com/

Vaxxmax: Updates on openings at Walgreens & Rite Aid. http://vaxxmax.com/walgreens

Zenith HealthCare S.C./ Zoomy Care Walk-In Clinic, 6121 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha.  For appt: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DA8AD2DA3F5CF8-covid1

CVS: www.cvs.com/immunizations/get-vaccinated or call your local store

Good Value Pharmacy, Kenosha. Appointments open on Friday or Saturday. For appt: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4da8af2fa5fdc25-covid

Kenosha Pick ‘N Save. For appt: https://www.picknsave.com/i/coronavirus-update/vaccine

Meijer Pharmacy, Kenosha. Text COVID to the number 75049, you will receive a link to register, or online at: https://clinic.meijer.com/, or call your local store

Modern Apothecary, 4924 7th Avenue, Kenosha.  Appointments open on Thursday. For appt: https://macovid.10to8.com

Walgreens: You need to create an online account, which is easy. Then try to schedule appt. Keep trying. Word has it that new appointments usually open up around midnight. https://walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19, or call your local store