Illinois launches COVID-19 vaccination website

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CHICAGO– Illinois launched a new portal to help residents find information about the COVID-19 vaccine. It comes as more than 3.2 million Illinois residents become eligible for the vaccine.

The site will tell eligible residents where nearby vaccination sites are located, information on how to make an appointment, as well as updates about the state’s plan.

You can find the link at coronavirus.illinois.gov.

Beginning today, Walgreens is providing vaccines at 92 sites across the state, eligible residents can schedule an appointment here. Over the next few days, additional pharmacies will come on line.

Gov. Pritzker said 120,000 first doses would be arriving outside of Chicago this week.

Gov. Pritzker made the comments as he toured the Tinley Park Convention Center vaccination site this morning. It is the seventh vaccination site top open in Cook County and Gov. Pritzker said work is underway to open similar sites across the state.

St. Clair County is working with the Illinois National Guard to create a mass vaccination site in the Metro East. No word on a specific location yet.

Gov. Pritzker said 25 more mass vaccination sites would open in the coming weeks.

He said as more vaccine becomes available from the federal government the additional sites would open. He said those sites would build on existing community vaccination efforts by local health departments.

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