Illinois residents ages 12 and older and residents of other states who work in Lake County, Illinois, may get vaccinated without an appointment. Ages 12–17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Vaccine supply at each site may change; all three vaccines authorized in the United States are safe and effective.
▶ Former K-Mart Supercenter, 400 E. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach
Tuesdays–Sundays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
▶ Regional Vaccination Site, 102 W. Water St., Waukegan
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
If walk-in hours don't suit your schedule or you'd prefer an appointment, schedule your vaccine using one of these options. For help, call the Illinois Department of Public Health, 833-621-1284, daily 6 a.m.–midnight.
▶ AllVax / at various sites in Lake County
To schedule your vaccine at a time that's convenient for you, log into your AllVax account or register in AllVax now. This option is available to anyone age 12 and up.
▶ Lake County mass vaccination site / Round Lake Beach
Located at 400 E. Rollins Rd. (the former K-Mart Supercenter), Round Lake Beach, this will be the largest vaccination site in Lake County once it is fully supplied. Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
▶ Pharmacies and other providers
Search by city or ZIP code to view vaccine availability near you:
▶ Your healthcare provider
For information on vaccination options, visit your provider's website.
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Illinois Department of Public Health
Lake County Health Department
Get information and answers to your questions (no scheduling).
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Transportation to your appointment
Call 211 to find out about other transportation options in your area.
Vaccinations for the homebound
If you or a household member are physically unable to leave home to be vaccinated, please contact the Lake County Health Department support team at 847-377-8130 for help.
Illinois is no longer requiring fully vaccinated people to wear face masks in most situations, following new CDC guidance. In Chicago, officials advises people to wear masks indoors, but they are no longer required.
1.) Carry a mask with you so that you are able to comply with the posted public health guidelines wherever you are going. You will be required to wear a mask and social distance:
2.) Get tested if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; the efficacy rate of the vaccines is extremely high, but a fully vaccinated person may still become sick.
3.) Follow all guidance issued by your employer.
4.) Wear a mask if you are immuno-compromised.
CDC guidelines, last updated May 16, 2021
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