After receiving additional guidance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, local and state officials changed eligibility requirements for appointments at the United Center’s comprehensive vaccination site, restricting appointments to residents of Chicago and Cook County only.
According to an email sent by the office of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on Sunday, eligibility for appointments will really expand to include residents of 18 years or over who have pre-existing health conditions and comorbidities, but appointments will only be available to Chicago residents after 4pm. Sunday .
Here’s who is eligible now to register for the dates for the Coronavirus vaccine at the United Center:
Residents of Chicago
All Chicagoans aged 18 or over with pre-existing health conditions, including cancer, diabetes, obesity and other conditions identified by the Illinois Department of Public Health, are now eligible to register for vaccination appointments at the United Center.
Chicago residents who meet these criteria can visit Zocdoc.comOr, you can call the city hotline at 312-746-4835.
Residents of Cook County in the suburbs
Zocdoc will no longer allow suburban residents to sign up for appointments at the mass vaccination site, but a set of appointments have been set aside for residents of suburban Cook County.
More details on how to get these appointments will be released this week, but instead of Zocdoc it will direct the residents To use the Cook County vaccination site.
A hotline will also be used to set appointments, as residents can call 833-308-1988, Monday through Friday 7am to 7pm.
Illinois residents who live outside of Cook County will not be eligible to register for COVID-19 vaccines at the United Center.
Instead, doses will be distributed from the United Center site to mobile vaccination teams, according to the governor’s office. These vaccine doses will go to areas severely affected by the Coronavirus, and the exact sites will be determined at a later time.