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UNITED CENTER VACCINATION SITE OPEN

Senior Registration

The United Center mass vaccination site is currently open and the focus is on vaccinating those 65 and older who live in the City of Chicago as well as people in vulnerable, under-vaccinated zip codes in the city. Getting seniors vaccinated is critical for preventing severe outcomes and protecting our healthcare system. Those 65 and up can sign up via our call center (312 746-4835) or at www.Zocdoc.com/vaccine.

The United Center mass vaccination site is currently open and the focus is on vaccinating those 65 and older who live in the City of Chicago as well as people in vulnerable, under-vaccinated zip codes in the city. Getting seniors vaccinated is critical for preventing severe outcomes and protecting our healthcare system. Those 65 and up can sign up via our call center (312 746-4835) or at www.Zocdoc.com/vaccine.

Although appointments are limited, they have also been opened to Chicago residents 18-64 with underlying conditions (listed below) living in vulnerable, under-vaccinated zip codes. There is ongoing focused outreach to people living in these zip codes with specific signup methods. People who live in these zip codes can also call the call center for assistance. You must live in one of the targeted zip codes in order to register – 60608, 60619, 60620, 60624, 60644, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653 – otherwise your appointment will be cancelled. Where we have available United Center appointments, for Chicagoans 18-64 with underlying conditions who live outsidethese priority zip codes, they are only available through Zocdocat this time. 

Underlying Conditions include:
Cancer (current diagnosis), Cardiac, cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular disorders (including heart disease, coronary artery disease, and hypertension or high blood pressure), Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic respiratory disorders (including cystic fibrosis, moderate to severe asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/emphysema [COPD]), Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), Disability: physical, developmental, visual, hearing, or mental, Neurologic conditions (including dementia), Down Syndrome, Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines, Liver disease (including hepatitis), Pregnancy, Obesity: BMI ≥30 kg/m2, Schizophrenia spectrum disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia, persons with disabilities.

We continue to post very limited appointments on Zocdoc daily, so we are asking for patience especially in the early weeks of the operation. As vaccine supply increases across Chicago during April and May, please continue to check with your health care provider or use Zocdoc for publicly available appointments. We remain on track to open vaccination eligibility to group 1c (adults with under-lying conditions and other essential workers) on March 29, though we will not have enough vaccine for everyone right away.

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