The FDA and CDC recently approved the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older. This is exciting news in our effort to stop the spread of COVID-19!
Getting vaccinated helps to protect your child against serious illness, and to prevent your child from spreading COVID-19 to more vulnerable family or friends.
Data show that the vaccines are safe and effective for young children. In fact, they often have fewer side effects from the vaccine than adults.
Families are encouraged to talk to their pediatrician about vaccination and to get vaccinated at their doctor’s office.
Cook County Health (CCH) is offering vaccines for young children at all of its centros de salud comunitarios.
Because pediatric vaccine supplies are currently limited, we cannot guarantee which brand of vaccine will be available.
This promotion is valid while supplies last: Beginning July 5 through July 9, CCH will be offering a $100 Visa gift card to anyone who gets a vaccine or booster shot at a participating Cook County Health hospital or health center. Appointments are required. Gift cards available while supplies last.
Make an appointment at vacuna.cookcountyil.gov.
You can also make an appointment by calling the CCH COVID Hotline at 833-308-1988 between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm Monday through Friday.
Hospital Providente’s Sengstacke Health Center has vaccine for adults and children. Appointments for that location must be made by calling the hotline at 833-308-1988.
The time is now to make sure your whole family is up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines!
As a reminder, booster shots are now recommended for all people age 5 and older.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to get vaccinated.
In the coming weeks, CCH will be making updates to its COVID-19 vaccine and testing sites. People who are not currently CCH patients will be able to visit one of 5 community vaccine and testing sites: Stroger Hospital, Hospital Providente, Centro de salud de Arlington Heights, North Riverside Health Center or Blue Island Health Center. CCH patients will still be able to get COVID-19 tests, vaccines and booster shots at their doctor’s office.
Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community.
Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe!
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