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Vaccine Information

All Illinoisans age 5 and older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination! 

November 3, 2021: Both the CDC and FDA have approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 years and older. The CDC's vaccination guide provides additional information. The Illinois Department of Public Health has adopted the CDC's recommendations

Pfizer Vaccine Receives Full FDA Approval
August 23, 2021FDA approves Comirnaty (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA), which was previously known as Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. View Comirnaty informationpress release and frequently asked questions.

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! To add yourself or a senior in your life to the list, contact the AllVax support center at 847.377.8130.
The following websites may help you search for appointments:


Toll-Free Vaccine Appointment Call Center
  • 833-621-1284 (available daily to eligible Illinoisans; TTY accessible)
Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
  • Availability expanded to all current VA and TRICARE patients enrolled for care at Lovell FHCC, age 18 and older. Call 224.610.3899.
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.

What is the Lake County AllVax Portal? Who can I register, and what information will I need to provide?

How can I avoid COVID-19 vaccine scams?

Are the vaccines safe? What's the science behind them?

Can people who work in Lake County register with the AllVax Portal?

After my vaccination, do I still need to wear a mask?

If I've recovered from COVID-19, should I still be vaccinated?

How are public health officials tracking post-vaccination safety?

How can I receive general updates from the Lake County Health Department?