COVID19 Vaccination News
Many of you have probably experienced frustration in finding and scheduling appointments for getting your COVID19 vaccination. Website accessibility is inconsistent throughout the country and appointment slots fill up faster than you can input your information. Help is available through these options:
For Chicago homebound seniors and people with disabilities:
A pilot program through the City of Chicago provides in-home vaccinations administered by Chicago Fire Department paramedics to those who are unable to travel to a vaccination site. To be eligible, you must:
Be a senior OR a person with a disability who requires in-home assistance.
Use adaptive equipment (like a ventilator, crutches, a walker, a wheelchair, etc.) and/or accessible transportation to leave home.
Leaving home is not an option for you because doing so requires considerable and taxing effort.
To sign up, complete this on-line survey. If you need help completing the survey, you are asked to ask a family member or friend for assistance. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chicago’s Coronavirus help line at 312-746-4835.
For those who can travel to a vaccination site:
In Illinois you can call 833-621-1284 to locate a vaccination site and schedule an appointment. Over 500 call center operators are available to take your call.
Aira can also help with vaccination associated tasks. Aira is offering 30 minutes free to help you with the following:
researching eligibility and locations of vaccination sites
assisting with registering and scheduling appointments with TeamViewer on your computer or smart phone navigating through the vaccination site