Interested in becoming a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider?

Please follow the steps below to enroll.

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A printable guide to enrollment can be downloaded here a web version is availible here.

 

Please note: Completion of COVID-19 vaccine enrollment does not guarantee a facility will receive COVID-19 vaccine. Doses will be allocated based on vaccine availability, vaccine storage capacity, and facilities serving priority groups as defined by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice

Important note for Hospitals:  Hospitals that previously enrolled sites in REDCap, do not need to complete the COVID-19 provider enrollment in I-CARE. CDPH completed the COVID-19 enrollment in I-CARE for these sites.

Vaccinating Persons with History of Allergies

CDC has issued an MMWR on anaphylaxis reactions for the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. 21 cases of anaphylaxis are reported of a total of 1,893,360 vaccine doses administered. 17 of these 21 had a history of allergies or allergic reaction and 7 of these had a history of anaphylaxis. 71% of reported anaphylaxis episodes occurred within the first 15 minutes of vaccination. Read the full report here.

 

Find full considerations from CDC here. Guidelines were updated by CDC on 1/6/2021.

 

Resources and Information for Vaccine Providers

Information on Operation Warp Speed (HHS site)

Post Vaccine Considerations for Healthcare Personnel - Side effect or COVID-19 symptoms?

Preparing for the Potential Management of Anaphylaxis at COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Pre-vaccination checklist for COVID 19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Temperature Log - Fahrenheit

COVID-19 Vaccine Temperature Log - Celsius

ACIP has issued vaccine priority guidance for phase 1b, 1c, and 2. Find full recommendations here.

The State of Illinois has announced that people age 65 and above will be included in 1b priority. Chicago will also include people age 65 and older in group 1b, but with special attention to people age 75 and older.

Pages available for specific COVID-19 Vaccines

For Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Information please click here.

For Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Information please click here.

Announcements

NEW The state of Illinois has announced that people age 65 and above will be included in phase 1b of vaccination. Chicago will also include people 65 and above in phase 1b of vaccine priority, but with special attention to people > age 75 or those with underlying medical conditions.

NEW CDC has issued an MMWR on anaphylaxis reactions for the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. 21 cases of anaphylaxis are reported of a total of 1,893,360 vaccine doses administered. 17 of these 21 had a history of allergies or allergic reaction and 7 of these had a history of anaphylaxis. 71% of reported anaphylaxis episodes occurred within the first 15 minutes of vaccination. Read the full report here.

 

Are you a healthcare worker not part of a hospital/health system looking to sign up for vaccination? Please see below box titled "Vaccination Options for Healthcare Personnel Not Affiliated with Hospitals or Health Systems" for more information on how to sign up.

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Chicago Provider Letter from CDPH - posted 12/18/2020

ACIP recommends that Frontline Workers and people age 75 and older will be included in phase 1b for vaccination (after health care workers and residents in long-term care facilites). Recommendations here- posted 12/23/2020

Almost 9 million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. See the CDC site for updated reporting on total administered doses.

COVID-19 Vaccine Contact Information

 

Please direct all questions to COVID19vaccine@cityofchicago.org

 

Please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health I-CARE website for information on enrolling a facility or individual in I-CARE: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/immunization/icare

 

For information on the vaccine please go to: www.chicago.gov/covidvax.

COVID-19 Situational Awareness Webinars

Please stay up to date with healthcare webinars!

Register for the webinars here

Previous Situational Awareness Presentations

October 30, 2020

November 6, 2020

November 20, 2020

December 4, 2020

December 11, 2020

December 18, 2020

January 8, 2021 and supplemental handout

Vaccination Options for Healthcare Personnel Not Affiliated with Hospitals or Health Systems

 

The Chicago Department of Public (CDPH) is making vaccination plans for the staff of clinics and facilities not associated with a hospital or their health system. This will include the staff of outpatient clinics, dental offices, urgent care facilities, independent pharmacies, home care companies, dialysis centers, and mortuary services staff (including morticians and funeral home workers).

 

CDPH COVID-19 vaccination clinics began operations the week of December 28 for healthcare workers only. These vaccination clinics will initially be vaccinating healthcare workers who are not affiliated with a hospital or other large healthcare system only. We anticipate the vaccination of these healthcare workers will take several weeks, through the month of January. Pre-registration and an appointment, coordinated by your facility, is required. Walk-ups are not available.

  1. One representative from your facility must complete the Staff Vaccination Inquiry Survey (https://redcap.link/StaffVaccinationInquirySurvey). The data collected in this survey is analyzed and used to invite healthcare workers to ​register for vaccine ​appointments using a unique registration code.
  2. Once providers/facilities have completed the survey, the facility is placed in a waiting queue to be invited to ​register for an appointment.
  3. Your facility will receive a unique registration code that will be distributed to those in the facility and should be used when ​scheduling individual appointment​s.
  4. After individuals receive the code, they can set-up a vaccination appointment online.

Invitations to sign up for a vaccination appointment at these sites have just started and more invitations will be sent in batches every week ​beginning in January. It is our goal to make sure every healthcare worker in Chicago has an opportunity to begin vaccination in the first several weeks in 2021.