Coronavirus Response

  • Pfizer Vaccine Available for Children Age 12+ 

    Children age 12 and older are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Cook County Health Department and local pharmacies are offering everyone age 12+ the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine free of charge.
    • If you would like to find a vaccination appointment, please visit this IDPH website or contact local pharmacies including CVS, Osco and Walgreens.
    • 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 under 18 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.
     
    More details about the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination site locations are available at www.myshotcookcounty.com/locations.
     
    Public health officials are urging all eligible individuals to get vaccinated. Read the FAQ for Vaccination of Young People prepared by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Please speak with your family physician or pediatrician if you have any questions about vaccination.