COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine will be available soon to the Lake County community. 

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. 

  • Healthcare personnel are defined as paid and unpaid people serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. 
  • Long-term care facility residents are defined as adults who reside in facilities that provide a variety of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently.
The Lake County Health Department is providing vaccines as they become available to healthcare workers who are not affiliated with a hospital system. If this applies to you, please make sure you are registered in the AllVax system so we can notify you when you can schedule your appointment. 

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.

Lake County AllVax Portal

We are excited to let you know that the Lake County AllVax Portal is now open! Please register so we can notify you when it is time to make your appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. 

To access the portal, click the button below or visit AllVax.lakecohealth.org.

Vaccination

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.

Learn More

View more information on vaccine distribution and registration using the links below.  

Additional Resources

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.