Health Department Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunities through AllVax

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For Immediate Release
Date: April 27, 2021

Health Department Expands COVID-19 Vaccine
Opportunities through AllVax

Everyone ages 16 and older who lives or works in Lake County can schedule an appointment

Lake County, Ill. — The Lake County Health Department is announcing that as of today, all people ages 16 and older who register on the AllVax Portal and live or work in Lake County, Illinois are now automatically eligible to schedule an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccine at a Lake County vaccination site. Starting May 5, 2021, the Lake County Fairgrounds vaccination site will offer evening appointments every Wednesday until 7 p.m. to accommodate people who may have difficulty with earlier weekday appointments or weekends.

“The Lake County Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine supply has dramatically increased over the past two weeks, with nearly 47,000 first doses coming this week alone,” said Mark Pfister, Executive Director at the Lake County Health Department. “It is easier than ever to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, and we urge everyone in Lake County to act quickly and get vaccinated as soon as possible. This protects you from severe COVID-19 illness, the long-term effects of COVID-19, hospitalization, and death. It also greatly reduces the risk of spreading COVID-19 to your friends and family. And ultimately, taking this step will help put an end to the pandemic so we can get our lives back.”

Anyone who lives in Illinois or works in Lake County is encouraged to register in the AllVax Portal at Registration is free, easy, and secure. People who need help registering may call (847) 377-8130 or email The Regional Vaccination Site at 102 W. Water Street, Waukegan is open to all Illinois residents.

People who have received a first dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at another location may also schedule an appointment for their second dose at a Lake County vaccination site through AllVax. It is important to get both doses of these vaccines because that is what was shown to be effective during clinical trials. Please register on AllVax, and call (847) 377-8130 if you need assistance.

Thousands of appointments are also available at sites run by the Health Department’s partners. Details are updated regularly at, included in the Health Department’s weekly email newsletter, and shared through the Health Department’s network of community partners.

The State of Illinois Vaccine Locator website provides a directory of locations offering COVID-19 vaccines, including dozens of pharmacies in Lake County. At this time, most sites are providing vaccinations by appointment, although some sites may offer walk-ins. Residents are also encouraged to check with their own healthcare provider for availability and talk to their doctor if they have questions or concerns about getting the vaccine.

For answers to frequently answered questions about COVID-19 vaccination, please visit
the AllVax FAQ page.

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General Public Contact Information:

General COVID-19 Questions:
AllVax Support Team: / (847) 377-8130

News Media Contact Information:

Lake County Joint Information Center: / (847) 377-2001

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Lake County Health Department
3010 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
(847) 377-8000