I am a veteran. Is the VA distributing vaccines?
Yes. Veterans who are currently receiving medical care from the VA and who are in an eligible group may be vaccinated at the Captain James Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago. Appointments are required. Learn more about vaccine eligibility through the VA.
How is LCHD helping people who don't have email addresses register for AllVax?
LCHD has launched a new way to register for the AllVax portal. This new form is intended to assist those without email addresses, and those who do not have the digital literacy skills to navigate the AllVax website. Complete this survey to securely submit your information to LCHD staff. When it is time to schedule an appointment, an LCHD case manager will contact you. Senior citizens may also contact LCHD for specialized phone support during designated hours; see the article below for more information.
Why is it important to continue practicing the 3Ws even after vaccination?
The CDC reports that studies are ongoing to determine if COVID-19 vaccines prevent individuals from spreading the virus. As a result, it is important to continue wearing a mask over your nose and mouth, washing your hands, and watching your distance.
Why do some vaccination sites in Lake County have residency requirements?
To ensure equitable distribution of vaccines, certain vaccination sites are targeting specific communities. The goal of residency requirements is to increase vaccination among those who are at greater risk of getting COVID-19 and suffering disproportionately poor outcomes due to systemic health disparities and barriers to vaccination, such as transportation.
Can I speak to someone at the Lake County Health Department to get an appointment faster?
AllVax customer service assistants are not able to schedule or expedite appointments. However, they are able to assist with registration and answer questions about the process. Call 847.377.8130.
What is the City doing to help residents access vaccines?
The City is working with county and state officials as well as private healthcare providers to help Highland Park residents find opportunities for vaccination. Because the City does not have its own public health department, we must coordinate with other agencies in order to facilitate potential vaccination sites in our area. The City is ready to assist with vaccination efforts however we can.