Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccination plan begins, Pritzker tours south-suburban mass vaccination site
"Gov. JB Pritzker toured a new COVID-19 mass vaccination site in the south suburbs of Chicago Monday morning. His trip kicked off the first day of Phase 1B for vaccine distribution in Illinois.
Local health departments and pharmacies have started to provide shots. Now, mass vaccination sites will help get doses out to more Illinoisans. The Tinley Park Convention Center is preparing to administer 9,000 vaccinations per week. Yet, Pritzker noted the facility could give out 18,000 weekly doses when supply from the federal government improves.
The Pritzker administration also launched a website Monday for residents to sign up for vaccinations. Coronavirus.illinois.gov can help anyone determine their eligibility for the vaccine during Phase 1B while also addressing frequently asked questions.
Phase 1B covers anyone 65 and older along with people recognized as frontline essential workers like first responders, teachers, and manufacturers. Still, the governor is concerned that the state, excluding Chicago, still only receives weekly shipments of 120,000 doses."