Note: This page is regularly updated with news from the Lake County Health Department and other reliable sources.
Vaccines are widely available and anyone age 12 and older may walk in or schedule an appointment. Ages 12–17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. U.S. citizenship is not required.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-
People in these groups should consider receiving a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine based on their individual benefits and risks:
If you believe you qualify for a booster, contact your healthcare provider for more information.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control
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 higher BMI people
Chicagoland has some of the best healthcare practitioners around, but it always helps to be an informed care recipient: If you have a higher BMI than average, find out why you might want to ask your provider about the size of the needle in the vaccine you get.
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.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has a Vax Verify program that lets residents age 18 and older check and download their COVID-19 immunization records from the state registry. To enroll and for information,