United Center will soon open as a vaccination center with 6,000 doses per day

United Center Community Vaccination Center

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.

Who qualifies?

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.

“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.

Vaccination Locations

The current and upcoming state-supported locations include the following:

OpensLocationAddressAppointmentMax Daily Doses@ Full Capacity
Now OpenNorth Riverside Health Center1800 S. Harlem Avenue, North Riverside ILhttps://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov270
Now OpenMorton East School Base Clinic2423 S. Austin Blvd, Cicero ILhttps://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov270
Now OpenRobbins Health Center13450 S. Kedzie Ave., Robbins ILhttps://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov135
Now OpenCottage Grove Health Center1645 Cottage Grove Ave., Ford Heights ILhttps://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov135
Now OpenBlue Island Health Center12757 S. Western Ave., Blue Island ILhttps://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov270
Now OpenArlington Heights Health Center3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights ILhttps://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov270
Now OpenTriton College2000 5th Ave., River Grove ILhttps://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov540
Now OpenSouth Suburban College15800 State St., South Holland IL  https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov540
Now OpenOrr Building Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield ILhttp://www.SCDPH.org
(217) 210-8801
Now OpenBelle-Clair Fairgrounds200 S. Belt E #2650, Belleville IL  https://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/health-department 1080
Now OpenBanterra CenterSouthern Illinois University, Carbondale ILhttp://www.jchdonline.org/540
Now OpenCarbondale Civic CenterCarbondale ILhttp://www.jchdonline.org/.540
Now OpenWinnebago County1321 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford ILhttps://www.wchd.org/  1350
Now OpenGateway Convention Center1 Gateway Drive., Collinsville ILhttps://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/health/index.php 1350
Now OpenTinley Park18451 Convention Center Dr.https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov   2,160
Mar 10United Center1901 W. Madison, Chicagohttps://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home.html 6000

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