Chicago Youth Vaccination Opportunities May 2021

Dear Catalyst families, 

We hope that you are safe, healthy and are doing well! Everyone 12 years or older is now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Illinois!  All COVID-19 vaccines are offered at no-cost to everyone, regardless of insurance and immigration status. Insurance and government-issued ID are NOT required. 

  • Pfizer vaccine appointments are available for 12+ at UIC Credit One Arena. Parents/legal guardians must accompany minors 12-17 years old, but consent can be obtained by phone. Schedule at vaccine.uihealth.care or at 833-536-9829.
  • Pfizer vaccine appointments are available at multiple city sites. Anyone 12-17-years-old may book an appointment, but a parent or legal guardian must be present at the appointment. Appointments can be scheduled at zocdoc.com/vaccine or by calling 312-746-4835. Appointments are strongly preferred, but not required.
      • Gallagher Way (Wrigley Field)    1119 W. Waveland Ave.           (Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri)
      • Apostolic Faith Church             3823 S. Indiana Ave.           (Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun)
      • United Center                        1724 W. Madison St.            (Open daily until May 3)
      • Chicago State University          9501 S. King. Dr.                (Mon-Sat, closed Sunday)

In addition, these partner organizations with community locations also provide Pfizer vaccine (12+): *This list is not exhaustive and may change.

CPS Vaccination Site Details

In addition, CPS is partnering with CDPH and CTU to coordinate vaccination events at specific CPS schools.  On Saturday, May 15th between 10am-12pm, Youth Vaccination Events will be held at the following schools:  

List of School Sites  

  • Westinghouse HS
  • Nash ES
  • Marshall HS
  • Juarez HS
  • Chicago Vocational HS
  • This is part of the new Protect Chicago Vaccination Bus project which uses a modified CTA bus to bring vaccination services into the community.  Due to limited supply at these sites, schools located more than 1.5 miles from the school vaccination sites are encouraged to share the opportunities listed above with their families. Vaccination occurs on the Protect Chicago Vaccination Bus, while an observation area is set up outside of the vehicle. A few other important items of note:

Types of Vaccine:

  • Pfizer (12 y.o.+ / 2 dose series, 21 days)
  • Johnson & Johnson (18 y.o+/ 1 dose series)
  • Eligibility:
    • Youth accompanied by Parent/Legal Guardian (12 y.o.+)
    • 18 y.o.+ do not need to be accompanied by parent/guardian
    • Appointments/Registration:
      • No appointment necessary.  Registration is required on location.
      • Limited Vaccine Supply at these sites

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