When will the Lake County Health Department advance to Phase 1b+?
LCHD has not yet adopted the expansion of Phase 1b due to the limited supply of vaccine. LCHD anticipates advancing to 1b+, which includes people ages 16-64 with high-risk health conditions and disabilities, when vaccine supply exceeds demand in the current phase, or when 60-70% of people within the current phase are vaccinated. Learn more
Will I be able to choose whether to get a two-dose vaccine or a single-dose vaccine?
This will likely depend on the vaccine provider. Some companies, such as Jewel-Osco, have already updated their online registration systems to accommodate appointments for the one-dose vaccine and two-dose vaccines. Please read the materials thoroughly as you search for appointments as the selection options may have already changed. It's a good idea to discuss this and any other questions you might have with your medical provider.
If I am a trained medical professional, how can I help distribute vaccines?
Please reach out to the Lake County Health Department to learn more about volunteering with mass vaccination efforts as part of the Lake County Medical Reserve Corps. Learn more and apply.
Where can I find authoritative information about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines?
Where can I find COVID-19 information for seniors?
The CDC provides information
targeted to seniors and caregivers.