Illinois COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Moves to 1B – Vaccines Available for Individuals 65+ and Frontline Workers

Rosemont – Illinois State Representative Brad Stephens (R-Rosemont) is informing 20th District residents that Illinois has moved to Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine roll-out. This opens vaccine eligibility to all Illinois residents who are ages 65+ and additional frontline workers.

In Phase 1B, eligible individuals include: individuals ages 65+, first responders, and those who work in education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, public transit, grocery stores, shelters, and adult day care. This also applies to United States Postal Service workers, corrections workers, and inmates.

“For frontline essential workers and seniors in Illinois’ 20th District, I’m glad to hear we have moved to 1B as a state,” Rep. Stephens said. “It’s great to see the vaccine will be available for healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential workers who keep our communities functioning.”

At this time, vaccine availability is low and an appointment is required to receive the vaccine doses. Residents can find vaccination locations and information on appointments on the State of Illinois Coronavirus Response website here.

Eligible Suburban Cook County residents can sign up with the Cook County Department of Public Health at or call 1-833-308-1988 (Call Center Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 AM – 7 PM).

Chicago residents can find ways to register for the vaccine here. Additional information on the vaccine can also be found here on the City of Chicago COVID-19 Vaccine website. The Chicago Department of Public Health recommends residents learn more about patient vaccination plans from their healthcare providers.

At this time, Regions 10 and 11—the Illinois COVID-19 regions that cover the 20th District—are in Tier 1 mitigations. Bars and restaurants are operating with indoor service at limited capacity and gatherings are limited to less than 25 guests, with other mitigations that still apply in the 20th District. Additional information on Tier 1 mitigations can be found here.