CVS is now administering the coronavirus vaccine in multiple locations in Illinois This is the first time that the pharmacy chain is offering doses outside of the long-term phase to care facilities so far in the rollout of the state

CVS had previously administered vaccines to more than 300 long-term care facilities in Illinois. It had also begun offering vaccines to eligible groups in Indiana, Massachusetts, and New York

As of Thursday, five sites opened vaccinations for some of those eligible under Phase 1B of the Illinois Plan

According to the company’s website, those eligible for the vaccine at CVS sites must meet the following criteria:

However, the Chicago location is limited to those 65 and over and healthcare workers who live or work in the city

The state of Illinois added more than 300 new COVID-19 vaccination sites in a single day this week, health officials said Thursday Hundreds of other Walgreens stores across the state and some CVS locations now manage vaccinations

Click here to learn where and how to make an appointment in Illinois or where to get vaccine information for your area

More than 32 million residents of the state are eligible for Phase 1B vaccinations, which include those 65 years of age and older and Frontline Essential Workers “

The state will add to the list of people eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations in Phase 1B of its rollout, Gov J.B. Pritzker announced on Wednesday that it will open vaccinations for people with “a high-risk disease” or a comorbid comorbidity that needs to be vaccinated. The list includes people with cancer, diabetes, obesity, pregnant women and people with several other medical conditions

Current vaccination sites in the state are available by appointment only However, the state plans to set up walkable locations in the coming weeks

Despite the additional locations, Illinois officials continue to urge patience, saying vaccine supplies are limited

“We are limited by the amount of vaccine available and assigned by the federal government,” the governor’s office said in a press release. “Vaccinations are currently only available by appointment We encourage you to regularly check for open dates, until supply increases there will be high demand and we ask people to be patient “


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