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Updated on April 1.
Need a COVID-19 test? The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) posts information about testing sites across Illinois, including in Evanston. See here for a comprehensive list of test locations.
Some current test sites in Evanston include: Erie Evanston/Skokie Health Center, AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital, Northshore Immediate Care, Old Orchard, and CVS locations on Asbury Avenue and on Dempster Avenue in Skokie. Please check the location’s website or call to confirm hours and appointment and eligibility requirements.
When and where can I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Doses are in short supply, so receiving the vaccine depends on age, occupation and health status. Evanston’s Department of Health and Human Services website page, vaccinations, is the best source for information about vaccine availability and timelines. Evanston is currently in vaccine Phase 1b+ of the IDPH guidelines. Anyone 16 years and older will be eligible for a vaccine starting April 12.
The City’s Health Department is holding vaccine clinics at the Levy Center and AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital, by appointment only, for individuals in Phase 1b+, and prioritizing the oldest age groups. Fill out the City’s Covid Vaccination Contact Form. Based on the information provided, the City will notify you when the vaccine is available to you and allow you to schedule an appointment.
Residents 65 years and older and unable to leave their home for medical reasons can register for in-home vaccination with the City of Evanston.
Residents of Skevanston can fill out the Village of Skokie’s COVID-19 Vaccination Pre-Registration form.
Northwestern Medicine has started to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for current patients age 65 and older. Invitations will come through Northwestern’s portal, MyNM or by phone.
AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital is posting information about the hospital system’s vaccination plan here COVID-19 Resource Center.
A number of pharmacies have signed up as vaccination partners with the State of Illinois. Site locations may be limited now, but will expand as vaccine availability increases. Pharmacies include: CVS, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Mariano’s, Meijer, Walgreens, and Walmart.
Another resource for scheduling vaccine appointments: Chicago is partnering with Zocdoc to create a centralized platform for people to schedule vaccine appointments. Locations are in Chicago but vaccines are available to Phase 1b qualifying individuals.
Haven Middle School student Eli Coustan created a website to track vaccination locations in Cook, Lake, Kane, and DuPage counties, provide information about appointment availability, explain eligibility requirements, and show how to schedule an appointment.
Another resource for finding and scheduling vaccines is Vaccinefinder. Managed by Boston Children’s Hospital and backed by the CDC, Vaccinefinder is a free, online service to help users find locations that offer vaccinations. Type in your zip-code to find vaccination locations near you.
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) launched a site for residents to identify vaccination locations nearby.
Suburban Cook County vaccination sites are open to Evanston residents. Phase 1b+ eligible residents can schedule appointments at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov.
Advocate Aurora Health is currently scheduling appointments for 55 and older at a handful of locations in Illinois, including Des Plaines and Libertyville. Signup through their portal.
How many vaccines has the State of Illinois received and distributed? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports daily, for each state, the number of doses distributed, the number of doses administered, the number of people who have received at least one shot and the number of people who have received two shots. See the CDC Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker here.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports the number of doses in inventory, a seven-day average of doses administered, in addition to CDC metrics.
How many Evanstonians have been vaccinated?
Some 44% of Evanston residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 22% of residents 16 and older are fully vaccinated. The proportion of Evanston seniors vaccinated is higher; 91% of residents 65 and older have received at least one dose and 60% are fully vaccinated.
Evanston received about 500 doses of the vaccine this week. The City is now vaccinating Phase 1B and 1B+ individuals. More details are available on the City’s Vaccine Dashboard.