The COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed in Lake County in phases.
Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to COVID-19 or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.
Getting vaccinated and following the CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.
Current Vaccination Phase
Phase 1a: Healthcare personnel and Long-Term Care Facility Residents
Currently, vaccine supply is limited. Following guidelines from the CDC, only people who are eligible in Phase 1a, healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents, can receive their vaccine at this time.
Vaccinations at long-term care facilities in Lake County began on December 28, 2020. These are vaccinations are being done by Walgreens and CVS through a federal program.
For more information, visit How CDC is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations.
The Lake County AllVax Portal is open! Please register so we can notify you when it is time to make your appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. You will only receive an email to schedule when you are eligible and the Health Department has vaccine and appointments available to you.
To access the portal, click the button below or visit AllVax.lakecohealth.org.
Need help? Email us at AllVax@lakecountyil.gov for assistance or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. If you have having difficulty registering online, please call (847) 377-8130. Please note, we are currently experiencing very high call volume. We are working to help as many people as we can to get registered. If you send us an email or leave a voicemail, we will return your call. Thank you for your patience!
Be sure to watch our short videos to learn how to register yourself and others.
Phase 1a Eligibility*
|Non-Hospital Healthcare Settings|
|Long-Term Care Facilities|
|Other Congregate Care Settings|
Phase 1b Eligibility*
|People age 65 and older|
|Frontline Essential Workers, including:|
|Education (Congregate Child Care, Pre-K through 12th Grade)|
|Food and Agriculture|
|Corrections Workers and Inmates|
|United States Postal Service Workers|
|Public Transit Workers|
|Grocery Store Workers|
|Shelters/Adult Day Care|
*Last updated January 21, 2021. Eligibility criteria is subject to change.
View more information on vaccine distribution and registration using the links below.
- How the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is Making Vaccine Recommendations
- 8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program - CDC (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean)
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination - CDC (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean)
- The Illinois Department for Public Health (IDPH) COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
- COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions - IDPH (Spanish, Polish, French, Chinese)
- AllVax COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Tutorials
- Frequently Asked Questions on the AllVax Portal (Spanish)
If you are receiving your COVID-19 vaccine through the Lake County Health Department, you will need to review this information prior to your appointment.