Vaccine Available for Ages 65 and Up

_114241106_vaccineillus976_rtrsIn partnership with Jewel/Osco and the member communities of JEMS (the Northwest Suburban Illinois Joint Emergency Management System), Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Streamwood, and Wheeling are happy to announce that they have secured doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for residents of these communities ages 65 and up. The first dose will be given Wednesday, March 17, with the second dose to be given Wednesday, April 7. Those who register for this event must be available on both dates and must show proof of both residency and age (65+) to receive the vaccine.

Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be completed by clicking here. Please note that appointments are required, and walk-up registration is not available. You will be turned away if you do not have an appointment. Telephone registration is not available for this vaccination event. 
Seniors who receive an appointment must bring the following:

  • Completed consent form (available here).
  • Photocopy of a valid ID (driver’s license or State ID card). 
  • Photocopy of medical/prescription insurance card, if applicable. (Medical/prescription insurance coverage is NOT a requirement to be eligible for an appointment, but if you do have this coverage, please bring a copy).

All populations in Illinois 65+ can receive the vaccine, regardless of insurance coverage or immigration status, including individuals who are undocumented.
Please wear a short-sleeved shirt or other clothing that will allow easy access to the upper arm for the vaccination, as no private changing areas will be available. 
There will be signs and volunteers at the Schaumburg Convention Center directing people where to park and enter the facility for their vaccination appointment.
Participants’ second appointment on April 7 will be scheduled at the same time as the March 17 appointment; however, there may be some flexibility to move the appointment time on this date, if necessary.  

While appointments for this joint clinic may be limited, all participating communities will continue to explore additional opportunities in the future for residents to be vaccinated.