Vaccine Information

*Updated 5/11/21

Kane/Cook Elgin Mass Vaccination Site

The Kane/Cook Elgin Mass Vaccination SiteMass Vax Site square image opened at the Eastside Recreation Center, located at 1080 E. Chicago Street, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. This site is currently open five days per week. 

Walk-ins are welcome. 

Vaccinations can also be made by appointment at kanevax.org or by calling 855-4-KANEVAX (855-452-6382).

Beginning Thursday, May 13, ages 12 and up are eligible for a Pfizer vaccine. Consent form must be signed by a parent/guardian and the parent/guardian must be present for vaccine. 

Seniors requiring assistance with registering can call Seniors Services Associates of Elgin at 847-741-0404.


Volunteers Needed

The Kane/Cook Elgin Mass Vaccination Site needs volunteers (18 and older) to assist Tuesdays-Saturdays. Volunteer shifts will be approximately 3 hours each. For details on volunteer duties and to sign up to help, please visit cityofelgin.org/vaxvolunteer.


Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

The first supply of COVID-19 vaccine receiving Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began being distributed in the U.S. on December 14, 2020. During the initial period, referred to as Phase 1a, supplies of the vaccine are limited, and therefore allocated to health care personnel and long-term care (LTC) residents and staff. Vaccine supply is expected to increase over time. Phase 1b began statewide on Monday, January 25, which includes non-healthcare frontline essential workers and persons over 65 years old. On February 25, the State of Illinois moved to the Vaccination Plan Phase 1B+ which includes persons with high risk conditions.

A portal on the State's website, coronavirus.illinois.gov, provides residents with easily accessible information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The portal provides eligible residents with nearby vaccination sites, information on how to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, updates on the state’s plan and eligibility and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

On March 12, IDPH launched the Vaccine Appointment Call Center to assist people who do not have access to or who have difficulty navigating online services in making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Vaccine Appointment Call Center phone number is 833-621-1284 and can take TTY calls.

All Illinoisans age 16 and up became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 12, 2021.

Illinois COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions


Kane County Health Department

The Kane County Health Department (KCHD) began administering vaccines to Phase 1b essential workers on January 21, 2021. KCHD also announced appointments for seniors 65+ began in late January at more than 40 COVID-19 vaccine providers such as clinics, pharmacies, hospitals and medical practices: Find COVID-19 vaccine appointment locations here.  

Kane County has opened four mass vaccination sites, including the Elgin location listed above. The other three locations are:

  • 501 N. Randall Road, Batavia, IL
  • 970 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL
  • 1072 Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee, IL

Walk-ins are welcome at all KCHD sites. Appointments can also be made at KaneVax.org or by calling 855-4-KANEVAX (855-452-6382).

Click here to visit the Kane County Health Department's COVID-19 Vaccination Information webpage.

Sign up for Kane County vaccine information updates.


Cook County Department of Public Health

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) expands to Vaccination Phase 1b on Monday, January 25. Vaccine supply remains limited and CCDPH urges patience. Vaccine supply is expected to continually increase in the weeks and months ahead. CCDPH will work with partners to ensure those that are the most vulnerable have access COVID vaccinations. 

Homebound residents in Suburban Cook County can now call the Cook County Vaccine Hotline at 833-308-1988 to get added to a waitlist for an in-home vaccine. 

Click here for the latest COVID-19 vaccine information from the Cook County Department of Public Health.

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Restore Illinois Vaccine Graphic for Phases 1a and 1b