Updated on March 3.

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.

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.

NorthShore University Health System is vaccinating current patients who are 65 years and older. Information can be found on NorthShore’s COVID-19 web page and through the patient portal, NorthShore Connect.

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.

Evanston residents working in Cook County and Phase 1b eligible may register with the Cook County Department of Public Health for vaccination information and schedule appointments, when available. Click here or call (833) 308-1988, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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.

Our newest 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. 

Mass Vaccination Alert – If you are age 65 or older, you are eligible for one of the 100,000 vaccination appointments starting March 7 at the United Center in Chicago.  Registration is open Thursday, March 4, at 8:30 a.m. Register online through ZOCDOC or call (312) 746-4835 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday or 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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.

The City of Evanston has administered or distributed to local partners, just under 16,000 doses of the vaccine, including 1,560 doses last week. About 3,340 residents have been fully vaccinated at City administered, vaccination events. More details are available on the recently launched Vaccine Dashboard.