All Illinois residents older than age 16 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Supplies of the three vaccines approved by federal officials are still limited, and officials have said there will not immediately be enough doses for everyone who wants the COVID-19 vaccine.
The expansion of vaccine eligibility to any Illinois adult regardless of their age, health or employment does not include the city of Chicago, which receives a separate supply of vaccine doses directly from the federal government.
However, Chicagoans can travel outside of the city to be vaccinated at any state-run mass vaccination site as well as the federally run mass vaccination site in Gary, Indiana, officials said. Appointments are required and can be made online.
To make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, call the state hotline 833-621-1284, which operates from 6 a.m.-midnight.
For information about suburban Cook County COVID-19 vaccinations, including how to register for an appointment, visit vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or call 833-308-1988, which operates 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday.