Cook County is urging those who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. As an incentive, the health department is giving away free tickets to Six Flags Great America.
Cook County Health is offering everyone age 12+ the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine free of charge at our mass vaccination sites located in Des Plaines, Matteson, and Forest Park. In addition to the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, all three sites now offer the single-dose J&J vaccine.
If you come in for your vaccination this week, you will receive a ticket to Six Flags Great America while supplies last. And on Saturday, the mass sites will be celebrating Father’s Day with music and ice cream for all dads who get a shot.
Make an appointment or just walk-in
Vaccination sites are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. You can make an appointment or just walk into any site. To make an appointment, please click vaccine.cookcountyil.gov.
- Patients are encouraged to bring their ID and insurance cards to their appointment. You will not be turned away if you do not have an ID or insurance card.
- Children aged 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive a vaccine. Children do not need to bring identification, however parents are asked to bring an ID. If a parent does not have an ID, they can confirm at the time of vaccination that they are their child’s parent or legal guardian.
Public health officials are urging all eligible individuals to get vaccinated. Please speak with your family physician or pediatrician if you have any questions about vaccination. More details about the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination site locations are available at myshotcookcounty.com/locations.
Illinois vaccination stats
Among the population currently eligible to receive the vaccine, Illinois is leading the Midwest in the administration of first doses. According to the CDC, 66.9 percent of the state’s population aged 12 or older has received at least one dose. However, only 50.3 percent of the same population is fully vaccinated. Minnesota leads the Midwest in fully vaccinated people.