United Center will soon open as a vaccination center with 6,000 doses per day
The United Center will soon serve as a Community Vaccination Center. This builds on 15 other state-supported mass vaccination sites already open across Illinois.
The Biden Administration is opening Community Vaccination Centers across the United States. The United Center site is one such location. It opens on March 10 with the capacity to administer 6,000 doses per day. All of it is provided directly from the federal government and not taken out of the state or city’s allotment.
Seniors have first access to appointments before the site opens. If appointments remain available after seniors have had their exclusive registration period, any remaining available slots will open to any Illinoisans eligible under the state’s guidelines. After the launch on March 10, registration will continue to be open for all Illinoisans eligible in the state’s Phase 1B+.
How do you set an appointment?
Preparations and buildout of the United Center Community Vaccination Center are currently underway. According to the governor’s office, information about where and how to make appointments will be made available in the coming days. Demand is anticipated to be high.
The United Center will be open to all Illinois residents currently eligible to be vaccinated under the state guidelines. FEMA will manage the vaccination center along with support from the Department of Defense, the state of Illinois, Cook County, and the city of Chicago.
Exciting announcement: In collaboration with our federal partners, we will be launching a new mass vaccination site at the @UnitedCenter on March 10th, which will be open to anyone in our state — beginning with seniors and shortly expanding to the full Phase 1B+ population. pic.twitter.com/oFu1TISmby— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) February 26, 2021
“The United Center is one of the best locations for vaccinating large numbers of people in America. It’s easy to get to, is in the midst of a medically underserved community, can handle large crowds and is well known to everyone in Illinois,” said Governor JB Pritzker.
“The new United Center mass vaccination site is a game-changer for Chicago and the entire region,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “This is what Presidential leadership looks like — bold, collaborative, and science-based. With this new site, we’ll now be able to take our vaccination success to a whole new level and bring to bear the historic and inclusive recovery that is soon to come.”
This is the latest use of the facility for a unique purpose other than as a sports and concert venue. The United Center served as a polling place for the first time ever on Election Day 2020.
The current and upcoming state-supported locations include the following:
|Opens||Location||Address||Appointment||Max Daily Doses@ Full Capacity|
|Now Open||North Riverside Health Center||1800 S. Harlem Avenue, North Riverside IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||270|
|Now Open||Morton East School Base Clinic||2423 S. Austin Blvd, Cicero IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||270|
|Now Open||Robbins Health Center||13450 S. Kedzie Ave., Robbins IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||135|
|Now Open||Cottage Grove Health Center||1645 Cottage Grove Ave., Ford Heights IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||135|
|Now Open||Blue Island Health Center||12757 S. Western Ave., Blue Island IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||270|
|Now Open||Arlington Heights Health Center||3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||270|
|Now Open||Triton College||2000 5th Ave., River Grove IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||540|
|Now Open||South Suburban College||15800 State St., South Holland IL||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||540|
|Now Open||Orr Building||Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield IL||http://www.SCDPH.org|
|Now Open||Belle-Clair Fairgrounds||200 S. Belt E #2650, Belleville IL||https://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/health-department||1080|
|Now Open||Banterra Center||Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL||http://www.jchdonline.org/.||540|
|Now Open||Carbondale Civic Center||Carbondale IL||http://www.jchdonline.org/.||540|
|Now Open||Winnebago County||1321 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford IL||https://www.wchd.org/||1350|
|Now Open||Gateway Convention Center||1 Gateway Drive., Collinsville IL||https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/health/index.php||1350|
|Now Open||Tinley Park||18451 Convention Center Dr.||https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov||2,160|
|Mar 10||United Center||1901 W. Madison, Chicago||https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home.html||6000|