Don't Wait. Vaccinate.

September 13, 2021 10:00AM

CW26, The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Public Schools and Children First Fund are teaming up to bring you up-to-date, reliable information on the COVID-19 vaccine from state health officials and where you can register to receive the vaccine for you or a loved one.  

With school back in session, getting vaccinated is vital to keeping everyone safe and healthy. You can find a vaccination site and schedule your appointment today. To learn more read the information below and visit the Chicago Public Schools Vaccine website

Don’t wait. Vaccinate.

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities

All Chicagoans age 12 and older are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Find information about locating vaccination sites, scheduling appointments and protecting yourself and your community at cps.edu/vaccinations

Every eligible person should get the COVID-19 vaccine

  • Safe, effective and widely available
  • FDA-approved for 12 years and up
  • Free of charge with no proof of insurance or citizenship required
  • Mandated for all CPS employees
  • Fully vaccinated people do not require quarantine even if they are direct contacts of a known COVID-19 case according to CDC, IDPH and CDPH.

Vaccination Opportunities for CPS Families


CPS students, parents and community members can get vaccinated in a variety of ways, including at school-based sites, community events, or by scheduling an appointment with a vaccine provider. 

  • Over 200 CPS COVID-19 mobile vaccination events scheduled at schools from July through November
  • Three fixed CPS Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: Appointments available from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Make an appointment: cps.edu/vaccinationsWalk-ins are accepted.
    • Tuesdays: Chicago Vocational Career Academy, 2100 E. 87th St.
    • Wednesdays: Roosevelt HS, 3436 W. Wilson Ave.
    • Thursdays: Michele Clark HS, 5101 W. Harrison St.
  • Eight School-Based Health Centers offer the COVID-19 vaccine: Appointments are available, find a location at schoolinfo.cps.edu/HealthCenters or visit cps.edu/vaccinations


Additional Vaccination Opportunities: 

  • Search vaccines.gov or the city’s vaccination calendar. Register for home delivery at chicago.gov/athome.
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829
  • Call 312-746-4835 (CDPH COVID-19 Hotline) or 1-800-232-0233 (COVID-19 National Vaccine Hotline)