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Vaccine Information

April 12: All Illinoisans age 16 and older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination! Demand does continue to exceed supply, so searching a variety of appointment locators is recommended. To register with AllVax, via the Lake County Health Department, visit To check for additional appointment availability at the Patty Turner Center mass vaccination site in Deerfield, visit Find links to pharmacies and appointment aggregators below. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination and access the state vaccination locator map at

Homebound vaccinations: Homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities or mobility issues may now call the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center to be added to the homebound vaccination list! LCHD teams are beginning vaccinations for homebound residents this week. To add yourself or a senior in your life to the list, contact the AllVax support center at 847.377.8130.

Vaccinations for veterans, veterans' spouses and caregivers: Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago has expanded vaccinations to include spouses and caregivers (paid, unpaid, and occasional helpers), along with other groups, in line with the federal Save Lives Act. Call 224.610.3747. Learn more
The following websites may help you search for appointments:
Local Mass Vaccination Sites for Lake County Residents:
Appointment Aggregators Searching Multiple Sites:
Toll-Free Vaccine Appointment Call Center
  • 833-621-1284 (available daily to eligible Illinoisans; TTY accessible)
April 1: The City of Highland Park and the Village of Deerfield are collaborating to offer a COVID-19 vaccination point of dispensing (POD) for food service workers who work in Highland Park or Deerfield, including employees of full-service, counter-service, and carryout dining establishments. Beginning April 1, 2021, the City will work with Highland Park restaurant and property owners to facilitate vaccination scheduling for interested workers. Learn more.

January 13, 2021 Town Hall
: Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart and Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center Executive Director Mark Pfister hosted a virtual town hall about the COVID-19 vaccine. At the meeting, Chair Hart, Director Pfister, and LCHD Director of Medical Epidemiology Dr. Sana Ahmed shared information about the County's vaccination plan. Click here to view the recording

LCHD will also communicate information via its weekly COVID-19 e-newsletter. Sign up to receive these updates from LCHD here.

Please note: The City is not providing vaccinations. The Lake County Health Department is the primary vaccinator for our area, supported by area hospitals, pharmacies, and medical groups. The City of Highland Park does not have its own health department. The information presented here is derived from the Lake County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Questions pertaining to the distribution, scheduling, or administration of the vaccine should be directed to the Lake County Health Department. The City does not schedule appointments for or administer COVID-19 vaccines.
Last updated: April 14, 2021.

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