The Chicago Dental Society has received many emails and calls from members with questions about vaccine distribution.
We want to assure you that CDS has reached out directly to administrators of the health departments in suburban Cook, DuPage and Lake counties, offering to act as a conduit to reach dentists, who are in Phase 1A to receive the vaccine. While health departments likely have direct relationships with hospitals, many dentists are independent practitioners and that is why CDS has offered to the health department to carry their messages to dentists.
Additionally, we have learned that the communities of Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie and Stickney Township have independent health jurisdictions and are making distribution plans independent of county entities, though they are likely in communication.
Below is a summary of information and links from the websites of Chicago area health departments to help answer questions you have.
We continue to follow vaccine distribution developments carefully and will provide information as we have it. We appreciate your patience and understanding.