New Vaccination Sites Available

New Cook County Vaccination Site in Des Plaines
The Cook County Department of Public Health will open a super site on March 4th at the former K-Mart, located at 1155 East Oakton Street (at Lee Street) in Des Plaines. This site will be able to vaccinate large groups daily. Initially, it will only give reservations to those who are 65 years or older or qualified 1A and 1B persons. Sign up for this location starts Thursday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m.
To make an appointment for the Des Plaines vaccination site, sign up at or call 833-308-1988.
United Center Mass Vaccination Site
Any Illinois resident over 65 years of age can make a reservation to receive the vaccine at the United Center starting Thursday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m. at or call 312-746-4835. The site opens March 9.
Group 1B+
The State of Illinois has expanded group 1B eligibility to include certain conditions for those older than 16 who are not already covered. Conditions include the folllowing. *For now, the expanded 1B+ will be honored only at the federal United Center site. 
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Smoking
  • Heart Conditions
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cancer
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Persons with a Disability
Registering for the Vaccine
All Cook County residents and workers are encouraged to register with the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) to receive appointment notifications when your phase is eligible – register online at or by calling the Cook County hotline: 833-308-1988 (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.).
Residents eligible under Phase 1A and 1B can schedule appointments at Cook County community vaccination centers as well as with individual providers, including pharmacies and health care providers – view a list here.
Seniors – Need Assistance Registering for the Vaccine?
With technology being the primary method to secure a COVID-19 vaccine, some of our more vulnerable neighbors may not have the technological ability to schedule a much-needed vaccination appointment. To help our vulnerable seniors, the Village has partnered with the Woman’s Club of Wilmette for the Community Caretakers Program. We are recruiting volunteers to provide assistance in scheduling and/or driving to a vaccination appointment. There was a strong response from volunteers and we have caretakers available to assist – if you would like to help with scheduling a vaccine appointment, please contact Alex Arteaga at 847-853-7502 or email If you would like to be added to the list of community caretakers, visit the Village’s website to sign up.