April 28, 2022– Cook County Health administered its 1 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine this week, making it among the first health systems in the country to achieve this level of success in vaccinating its communities.

“When vaccines first became available we promised that every resident who wanted a vaccine would have access to it, and that special attention would be made to reach our most vulnerable residents. I am proud to say we have fulfilled that promise,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “Reaching this milestone is a testament to the faith and trust residents have in Cook County Health and science as a whole.”

Cook County Health administered its first vaccine on December 11, 2020. In the following weeks, CCH stood up some of the first mass vaccination sites in the nation.

“This milestone represents lives saved, families kept whole, and a turning of the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic. This achievement is made possible by the hard work of our team, our partners at Cook County and the State of Illinois, community-based organizations, and by the patients who placed their trust in Cook County Health,” said Israel Rocha, Jr., CEO, Cook County Health.

Vaccines were also made available at Cook County Health hospitals and health centers, correctional health facilities, and hyperlocal vaccination events across the County.

COVID-19 vaccines remain the most effective way to protect yourself and others from the most severe outcomes. Cook County Health’s work to vaccinate all residents of Cook County remains going at full steam.

“If you have not yet gotten your vaccine, or your booster, our doors are open,” said Iliana Mora, Chief Administrative Officer, Ambulatory Services, Cook County Health. “Join your many friends and neighbors who have protected themselves to the fullest.”

Visit MyShotCookCounty.com to find a Cook County Health vaccination location.