The state of Illinois has added more than 100 new COVID-19 vaccination sites in the last week, according to a press release from state health officials on Wednesday.
Since February 4, the state said it has added 22 local health departments, medical centers and hospitals, along with two new mass vaccination sites and 110 retail pharmacies, including the Walmart and Meijer locations.
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The added locations bring the total Illinois vaccination sites to 517.
Here’s a look at the newly added locations:
Local health departments, hospitals, medical centers
• Carle Foundation Hospital – Champaign
• Clark County Health Department – Martinsville
• Crawford County Health Department – Robinson
• Elmhurst Hospital – Downers Grove
• Franklin Williamson Bi-County Health Department – West Frankfort
• Gibson Area Hospital – Gibson City
• HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital – O’Fallon
• Iroquois Memorial Hospital – Watseka
• Jo Daviess County Health Department – (2 Elizabeth and Galena locations)
• Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital and Health Services Center – (3 locations Polo, Oregon, Dixon)
• Lee County Health Department – Dixon
• Madison County Health Department – Wood River
• Massac Memorial Hospital – Metropolis
• McDonough District Hospital Health Services – Macomb
• Riverside Medical Center – Kankakee (2 locations)
• Schuyler County Health Department – Rushville
• Swedish Hospital – Chicago
• University of Illinois Health – Chicago
Mass vaccination sites
• South Suburban College – 15800 State St., South Holland
• Thornton Fractional High School – 18500 Burnham Ave., Lansing
These are in addition to the previously announced mass vaccination sites:
• Arlington Heights Health Center – 3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights
• Belle-Clair Fairgrounds – 200 S. Belt E # 2650, Belleville
• Blue Island Health Center – 12757 S. Western Ave., Blue Island
• Cottage Grover Health Center – 1645 Cottage Grove Ave., Ford Heights
• East Side Health District Mobile Team – Multiple locations in East St. Louis
• Morton East Adolescent Health Center – 2423 S. Austin Blvd., Cicero
• North Riverside Health Center – 1800 S. Harlem Ave., North Riverside
• Provident Hospital – 500 E. 51st St., Chicago
• Robbins Health Center – 13450 S. Kedzie Ave., Robbins
• John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital – 1969 Ogden Ave., Chicago
• Tinley Park Convention Center – 18451 Convention Center Dr., Tinley Park
• Triton College – 2000 5th Ave., River Grove, Building T on East Campus
The vaccines are now available at various Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Mariano’s, Meijer, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies in Illinois. In total, each chain is delivering doses to the following number of locations:
• Hy-Vee: 16 locations
• Jewel-Osco: 143 locations
• Kroger: 24 locations
• Mariano’s – 31 locations
• Meijer – 8 locations
• Walgreens: 181 locations
• Walmart: 8 locations
More than 3.2 million of the state’s residents are eligible for vaccines in Phase 1B, which includes people 65 and older, as well as “essential frontline workers.”
Current vaccination sites in the state are available by appointment only, but the state plans to launch walk-ins in the coming weeks, officials previously said.
In addition to the above locations, the DuPage County Health Department moved your vaccination to the DuPage County Fairgrounds clinic in Wheaton to expand capacity. The new space opened for vaccines on Wednesday.
Still, despite the added locations, Illinois officials continue to ask for patience, saying the vaccine supply is limited.
“We are limited by the amount of vaccine available and allocated by the federal government,” the governor’s office said in a statement. “Vaccines are available by appointment only at this time and we encourage people to check open appointments often. Until supply increases, there will be a high demand and we ask people to be patient.”