Lake County Transitions to Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccinations

LCHD 2017For Immediate Release
Date: May 27, 2021

Lake County Transitions to Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccinations

Last day of COVID-19 vaccinations at Lake County Fairgrounds is Monday, June 14
Lake County, Ill. — The Lake County Health Department is announcing that it will transition to a community-based vaccination model next month, and the final day for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Lake County Fairgrounds will be Monday, June 14, 2021.
“We have provided over 76,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at the Lake County Fairgrounds since January 19, 2021, thanks to the tireless efforts of our staff, volunteers, and the Illinois National Guard,” said Mark Pfister, Executive Director of the Lake County Health Department. “Now we are shifting our efforts to vaccinate at the hyper-local level. This includes our Lake County Health Department Community Health Centers, in doctor’s offices across the county, and at local vaccination events, bringing the vaccine via mobile units and pop-up events in neighborhoods, faith communities, and even businesses to reach people where it is most convenient for them.”
Residents who are due for their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines before June 14, 2021, are urged to schedule an appointment or walk-in for their second dose at the Fairgrounds before the site closes. People whose second dose is due after June 14, 2021, can get their second dose at other Health Department locations or with another COVID-19 vaccine provider. People who receive Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are not fully vaccinated until two weeks after their second dose is completed.
“Every Lake County resident lives within 3 miles of a COVID-19 vaccination provider and the options are plentiful,” said Pfister. “It is critical if you’ve received one dose of Pfizer or Moderna that you also get the second dose. This helps ensure that your immune system is fully prepared to fight the virus, including the new COVID-19 variants spreading right here in Lake County.”
The final dates for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Lake County Fairgrounds, located at 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake, are as follows:
  • Friday, May 28: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 29: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 2: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 5: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 9: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 13: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 14: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Health Department’s Regional Vaccination Site at 102 W. Water Street, Waukegan, continues to provide Pfizer vaccines by appointment and walk-ins from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. In addition to Pfizer for first and second doses, this site will carry Moderna vaccine starting June 15, 2021, for those needing second doses. Johnson & Johnson vaccine is also available upon request.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments are also available at Health Department Community Health Center locations listed below. Schedule your appointment on the Lake County AllVax Portal, https://AllVax.lakecohealth.org or by calling (847) 377-8130. Locations and hours starting June 15, 2021 are as follows:
Grand Avenue Health Center
3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan
Walk-ins and appointments available
Monday through Friday
8:45 – 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Belvidere Medical Building
2400 Belvidere Road, Waukegan
Walk-ins and appointments available
Monday through Friday
8:45 – 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Midlakes Health Center
224 Clarendon Road, Round Lake Beach
By appointment only
Monday through Friday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

North Shore Health Center
1840 Green Bay Road, Highland Park
By appointment only
Monday and Friday only
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Zion Health Center
1911 27th Street, Zion
Walk-ins and appointments available
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Many pharmacy and retail locations also have COVID-19 vaccines by appointment and walk-ins. These locations are easy to find at www.vaccines.gov. For information on other vaccination options across Lake County, visit www.lakecountyil.gov/vaccine or call (847) 377-8130.
The Health Department continues to coordinate local vaccination events across the county based on community need. These events are posted on the Health Department’s website, social media, shared in the COVID-19 email newsletter, and promoted through local community outreach. Residents may also check with their healthcare provider for COVID-19 vaccine availability or to discuss any concerns about getting the vaccine.
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General Public Contact Information:
General COVID-19 Questions: COVID19@lakecountyil.gov
AllVax Support Team: AllVax@lakecountyil.gov / (847) 377-8130

News Media Contact Information:
Lake County Joint Information Center: COVIDmedia@lakecountyil.gov / (847) 377-2001

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