COVID-19 Vaccination Locations throughout Chicago

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide, and continues to present an unprecedented challenge to public health, food systems, and the world of work.

The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic has been devastating, and for many, it has felt like a never ending nightmare.

With the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccine in early December, and recently the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, people have been given a new sense of profound hope.

The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses, and has been authorized for use for people aged 16 and older. Similarly, the Moderna vaccine requires two doses, but differs in who can receive it since it has only been approved for use in people aged 18 and older.

Both vaccines have shown extraordinary, and essentially equivalent degrees of efficacy. With the Pfizer vaccine having an efficacy rate of 95%, and the Moderna vaccine being 94.1% effective at preventing COVID-19 after the second dose.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine on the other hand only requires one dose, and has been authorized for use for people aged 18 and older. It has been shown to be 66% protective against moderate to severe COVID-19 infection, and has an 85% effective rate in protecting against severe disease.

Graphic by Gaby Rios

This interactive chart depicts the 254 locations from the Chicago Data Portal where vaccines can be administered throughout the city.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has given strict guidelines on who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and while the wait can be tenuous, this map will help citizens have an easier time finding a vaccination center near them.

Those who qualify to receive a vaccine can do so through making an appointment by calling 312–746–4835. The hotline is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m-8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m-4 p.m.

Communication and Psychology major at the University of Illinois — Chicago