1.63% of DuPage County Fully Vaccinated
County and Health Partners Work Collaboratively to Launch Vaccine Efforts

Illinois launched phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination roll out on January 25th. Individuals aged 65 and above are now eligible to request a vaccine, along with a defined list of essential workers and vulnerable populations. 

With the ultimate goal of vaccinating at least 80% of eligible DuPage residents in 2021, vaccine demand from eligible residents significantly exceeds current vaccine supply. Evidence of the success of community efforts, DuPage County has led the state for much of December and January in percentage of population fully vaccinated. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, DuPage County has administered 58,575 vaccines as of January 27th, with 15,815 fully vaccinated residents. Click here for up to date IDPH COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Data.

With current vaccination availability and state plans still fluid, DuPage County Health Department has worked diligently with hospitals, large medical groups, long term care facilities, and retail pharmacies to get all available vaccines into the arms of health care workers and community residents. For local COVID-19 Vaccine Plans, click here. Up to date State plans detailing vaccine eligibility guidelines can be found here.

Interested in registering to receive a vaccine? Sign up here to be notified by the county when appointments are available. Local medical groups and hospitals are also reaching out to existing patients to offer vaccinations, and in the coming weeks local pharmacies plan to expand community vaccination. Some pharmacies have created registration tools on their websites where residents can request a vaccine appointment. All vaccinations are by appointment only, and verification of eligibility is required at time of vaccine.  

To learn more about what is happening nationally, read KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor.
Racial Equity and the COVID-19 Vaccine

It is well documented that black and brown communities are being disproportionally impacted by COVID-19, with higher rates of infection and poorer health outcomes than their white peers. Since vaccine hesitancy could further diminish health equity, it is critically important to understand the historic and cultural reasons why some people are reluctant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. DHC is working closely with community partners to promote vaccine confidence by seeking community feedback, providing helpful resources, and launching community forums to understand and address barriers to vaccination, promoting vaccine confidence. We are also working to help the patients we serve get access to vaccines, if they qualify.  
Below are some recent community events promoting vaccine confidence.
In addition, DHC has a frequently updated resource tab on our website populated with helpful resources in multiple languages for our members and the community. Please help us to spread the word.
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