COVID-19 Resources and News
Our Shot at a Brighter Future

Getting vaccinated is safe, effective and will help us beat COVID-19.

Our greatest priority is delivering the COVID-19 vaccine safely and fairly. We’re committed to keeping you informed about vaccine news and distribution updates so our communities can get back to what matters – friends, family and a brighter tomorrow.

What you need to know about getting vaccinated
  • The vaccines are at least 94% effective at preventing COVID-19.
  • The risk of COVID-19 and its complications far outweighs the risk of getting the vaccine.
  • We expect everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one in the next few months as large quantities become available.

Who we’re vaccinating
Advocate Aurora Health will be vaccinating our patients following CDC guidelines, focusing on our most vulnerable populations first. If you're our patient, we'll contact you directly to schedule your vaccination when you become eligible. Learn more about eligibility.

10 things to know about the vaccine. See the list

Get the latest news and information. View vaccine updates

Have questions about the vaccine? Find answers in our FAQ

Mask up – even after your shot!
It's important that you continue to wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands after your vaccination – because while you may not get sick from the virus, you could still spread it to others. And as part of our Safe Care Promise, we’ve put additional measures in place to help protect you and our team members when you visit us.

For those who are not Advocate Aurora Health patients, contact your healthcare provider or visit Illinois or Wisconsin health department websites for COVID-19 vaccination updates.
All are invited to a COVID-19 vaccine webinar, Jan. 27

Join panelists Dr. Hammad Haider-Shah, Chief Medical Officer, Aurora West Allis Medical Center; Dr. Jacqueline Ivey-Brown, Faculty Physician, Internal Medicine, Advocate Christ Medical Center, and Vincent Lyles, System Vice President, Community Relations, for this 30-minute webinar. Register by clicking here.
We want to hear from you!

Advocate Aurora Faith and Health Partnerships is asking you to take a few minutes to complete a set of questions that focus on the COVID-19 vaccination. The survey should take approximately two to three minutes. The information you provide will help us in planning COVID-19 vaccination clinics and education around the concerns of getting the immunization.

Take the survey by clicking here. Thank you!
COVID-19 Virtual Care Program available in Illinois
Advocate Aurora Health and the State of Illinois have partnered to help people recover from COVID 19 safely at home. The program is available to all residents over 12 months of age with known exposure to COVID 19 or experiencing COVID like symptoms. The program is free and there are no insurance requirements.

The program offers:
  • Daily virtual check ins via our LiveWell app or website for a period of 14 days
  • Educational information
  • Symptom self management and support
  • A home monitoring kit for those who qualify

If you’re an Illinois resident, call 866-443-2584 to enroll.

Scared of needles? Here's what you can do to cope

As the COVID-19 vaccines near public distribution in the coming days or weeks, people who fear needles may be facing some additional anxiety as they weigh when and if to seek out the shot.

The approved vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective, and they’re the clear path out of the pandemic. But the fear of needles in adults can have deep roots in childhood and can make getting the shot a little scary.

“Needle fear or discomfort with needles is totally normal. The first step to helping people overcome that fear of needles is understanding that wanting to protect your body from pokes and pricks is a natural reaction,” says Dr. Diana Bottari, a pain management specialist based at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

More news you can use
What activities are safe. Winter is here, the holidays are over, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues. What activities are the riskiest, and which are relatively safe? Advocate Aurora Health Executive Medical Director of Infectious Disease and Prevention Dr. Robert Citronberg recently appeared on CNBC to answer those very questions.

Continuing to practice safe care after getting the vaccine. Dr. Robert Citronberg, Advocate Aurora Health Executive Medical Director of Infectious Disease and Prevention, discusses the importance of continuing to practice good public health precautions even after getting the COVID-19 Vaccine.
Supporting pregnant loved ones during the pandemic. COVID-19 makes it even more challenging to navigate pregnancy and the postpartum period. Read about four simple ways to support a pregnant loved one from afar.
Advocate Aurora Health COVID-19 Resources
See the latest COVID-19 vaccine news, care and information in English and Spanish.
Learn about Advocate Aurora's COVID vaccine strategy, vaccine myths, why the vaccines require two doses and more in this video.
See "COVID-19 Vaccine: Top 10 Things You Need to Know" in English
The LiveWell app makes it easy for families to manage their health all in one place.
The Advocate Aurora Health COVID-19 Resource Center in English and Spanish provides the most up-to-date information, tools and resources.
Anyone experiencing COVID 19 symptoms or who believes they have been exposed, should visit our Symptom Checker in English or Spanish or call our hotline at 866 443 2584 both available 24/7 to find out what to do next.
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See more resources in English and Spanish. See a list of COVID-19 resources specifically for faith communities in Illinois and Wisconsin, including resiliency resources, mental health resources, spiritual resources and more.
State Health Department COVID-19 Resources

Website offers information on COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan, contact tracing, quarantine guidance and more.

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See COVID-19 Guidance for Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services in English and Spanish.

Website includes the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine, COVID-19 testing, the "You Stop the Spread" campaign, print resources and much more.

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