Interested in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID 19 Vaccine?

This page contains information for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Please check in frequently as information will be posted as it becomes availible.

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.

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.

Storage and Handling

The following resources are available to assist providers in storing and handling of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Dry Ice Saftey Healthcare
Pfizer BUD Tracking Labels
Pfizer Storage Label
Pfizer Storage Summary
Pfizer TempLog ULTRACOLDStorage Celsius
Pfizer TempLog ULTRACOLDStorage Fahrenheit
Vaccine Expiration Date Tracker