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Posted on: January 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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As the COVID vaccine continues to be distributed throughout Cook County, the Cook County Department of Public Health is surveying individual healthcare and essential workers who live or work in suburban Cook County, as well as suburban Cook County residents to understand their interest in receiving the vaccine. The survey responses will be used to understand demand and build appropriate capacity to vaccinate. This is not a vaccine registry. It is a survey tool to assist in planning as the additional vaccine is distributed. By completing the survey, individuals will be added to a list to receive updates on COVID-19 vaccine availability including the timing and scheduling.

Healthcare or other related ORGANIZATIONS with individuals in Phase 1a who would like updates regarding when their staff can receive the COVID-19 vaccine should go here: https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/surveys/?s=YK3WLELLJR

Please note that the vaccine supply is still limited. High-risk individuals as defined by the CDC are currently being prioritized.

The Cook County Department of Public Health comprises 125 municipalities, not including Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Stickney, and Oak Park, which have their own state-certified health departments. We are happy to include you in our communications, but if you are seeking information about the vaccine distribution in those areas, we refer you to their respective public health departments. Healthcare/essential workers who live in the City of Chicago should visit the Chicago Department of Public Health’s website for guidance.

Phase 1a:

  • Long-term care residents, defined by the CDC as adults who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently, and staff at Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Treatment Centers for Substance Abuse, etc.
    • LTCF Staff: Nurses and Nursing Assistants, Physicians (MD, NP, PA), Respiratory Technicians, Dentists and Hygienists, LTCF Facility Staff, Pharmacists, Mental Health Clinicians, Environmental Services Staff, Reception Staff, Medical Facility Surveyor, Dietary staff, Interpreters, Laundry & security staff.
  • Healthcare personnel are defined by the CDC as paid and unpaid workers in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. Inclusion in Phase 1a is not dependent upon payment for a person’s work or job title. Situations associated with a higher risk of transmission include caring for COVID- 19 patients. This includes;
    • Hospital Settings: Nurses & Nursing Assistants, Physicians (MD, NP, PA), Respiratory Technicians, Pharmacists, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), including Fire Departments staff acting as EMS & Air Medical Transport (Rotor & Fixed Wing), COVID Sample Lab workers, Organ Harvesters & Students on Clinical Rotations. Other workers in hospital settings at elevated risks, such as Environmental Services Staff, Reception Staff, X-Ray Technicians, Phlebotomists, Infectious Waste Workers, Dietary staff, Laundry staff, security staff, Crisis intervention staff, Interpreters, Clergy/pastoral/chaplains.
    • Non-hospital healthcare: Clinicians, such as Nurses & Nursing Assistants, Physicians (MD, NP, PA), Respiratory Technicians, Dentists & Hygienists, Pharmacists, Plasma and Blood Donation Staff, Morticians, Public Health Nurses, Home Health, School Nurses, Optometrist, COVID Testing Staff, Dermatologist, Dialysis staff, Urgent care workers, Corrections nurses/aides, Physical/occupational/speech therapists, Vaccine clinic workers, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), including Fire Departments staff acting as EMS & Air Medical Transport (Rotor & Fixed Wing).

Please complete this survey if you are an individual.

For more information, see the CCDPH Vaccination Website: https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/covid-vaccine/

If you have any questions about this survey please email ccdphvaccination@cookcountyhhs.org

All responses are optional. All information will be kept confidential.

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