After receiving additional guidance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, state and local officials changed the eligibility requirements for appointments on the United Center’s mass vaccination site, limiting appointments to only Chicago and county residents. by Cook.
According to an email sent by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s office on Sunday, eligibility for appointments will be expanded to residents 18 and older with pre-existing health conditions and comorbidities, but appointments will only be available to those Chicago residents after 4pm on Sunday afternoon. .
Here’s who is now eligible to sign up for coronavirus vaccine appointments at the United Center:
-All Chicago residents who are 18 years of age or older and have pre-existing health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, and other conditions identified by the Illinois Department of Public Health, are now eligible to sign up for vaccination appointments at the United Center. .
Chicago residents who meet those criteria can visit Zocdoc.com or call the city’s hotline at 312-746-4835.
Cook County Suburban Residents
-The Zocdoc website will no longer allow suburban residents to sign up for appointments on the mass vaccination site, but a block of appointments has been reserved for residents in the Cook County suburbs.
More details on how to get those appointments will be released this week, but Zocdoc will address residents instead. to use the Cook County Immunization website.
An appointment hotline will also be used, and residents will be able to call 833-308-1988, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. M. A 7 p. M.
-Illinois residents living outside of Cook County will not be eligible to enroll in COVID-19 vaccines at United Center.
Instead, doses from the United Center site will be distributed to mobile vaccination teams, according to the governor’s office. Those doses of vaccine will go to the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus, with the exact sites to be determined at a later date.