Over 175,000 Registered for COVID-19 Vaccination in Lake County

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For Immediate Release
Date: January 7, 2021
Media Email: COVIDmedia@lakecountyil.gov
Media Phone: 847-377-2001
General Public: COVID19@lakecountyil.gov

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Over 175,000 Registered for COVID-19 Vaccination in Lake County 

Lake County, Ill. —There has been incredible interest expressed in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from those who live and work in Lake County. The Lake County AllVax Portal has now exceeded 175,000 registrants, or the equivalence of 25% of Lake County’s population.1  

"Registering in AllVax is more important now than ever before,said Jefferson McMillan-Wilhoit, Director of Health Informatics and Technology at the Health Department. "This portal is designed to shield the public from road bumps on the road to vaccination, but in order to be effective we need everyone to register.” 

Anyone who lives or works in Lake County can register on the AllVax Portal. Registering is free, easy, and secure—just visit AllVax.lakecohealth.orgIf you are unable to register on-line, you can also register over the phone by calling the Lake County Health Department at (847) 377-8130. Once you are registered, you can also schedule your vaccination appointments for Lake County Health Department facilities using the system when a vaccine is available to you. After you are registered, you will be notified when you are eligible to make an appointment.  

Currently, the Lake County Health Department is in Phase 1a of vaccinations. Following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), this includes healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. You can find out more about these guidelines on the CDC’s website, ‘How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations’.  

Of the 175,550 individuals registered in AllVax: 

  • 1,911 are firefighters or emergency medical service providers 
  • 11,264 are healthcare workers 
  • 15,911 are other essential workers 

Phase 1a is to be followed by Phases 1b and 1c as defined by the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)These groups include seniors, frontline essential workers, people working in food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections, and the US Postal Service. You can find out more about these guidelines on the CDC’s website, Updated Interim Recommendation for Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine’.  

Those who register in AllVax will be able to schedule vaccine appointments first, based on CDC and IDPH phasing and prioritization. The longer you wait to register in AllVax, the later you will be notified to receive your vaccine in your eligible phase.   

“As we continue to move through these phases of vaccination, being registered in AllVax is critical,” said Mark Pfister, Executive Director at the Lake County Health Department. “We want to let you know when it is time to get vaccinated, but we can only do so if you are registered. If you have already registered, remind your loved ones, family, and friends in Lake County to do so as well.” 

The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines helps us protect our communities. The Lake County AllVax Portal streamlines the process of getting vaccines to Lake County residents to reach our goal of 80% of Lake County residents vaccinated. 

Visit the Health Department’s Coronavirus web page, www.lakecountyil.gov/coronavirus, for updates, testing information, community guidance and resources, answers to frequently asked questions, and to sign up for the Health Department’s weekly COVID-19 newsletter. General questions can be sent via email to covid19@lakecountyil.gov. 

For trusted information on the COVID-19 pandemic from reputable state and federal sources, visit the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.

According to the
2010 United States Census, the population of Lake County is 703,462

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