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Chicago Vaccine Distribution 2021

On Monday, March 29 Chicago will move to Phase 1C of the vaccination distribution. Under this phase, all essential workers and Chicagoans age 16-64 with underlying medical conditions will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Chicagoans that are currently eligible under Phase 1A and 1B, including healthcare workers, frontline essential workers and residents over the age of 65, will still be eligible.

In Phase 1C, essential workers that are eligible for the vaccine will include workers in all of the following groups:

  • Clergy and religious organizations
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Food and beverage service
  • Higher Education
  • Information Technology and communications
  • Legal
  • Media
  • Other Community- or Government-based Operations and Essential Functions
  • Personal Care Services and hygiene
  • Public health
  • Public safety
  • Retail
  • Shelter and Housing, including hotel workers
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Water and wastewater

For detailed definitions of who is eligible within these groups, and a list of eligible underlying conditions, visit and specifically the Vaccine Distribution Phases Page. Please be advised that, due to limited vaccine supply, most essential workers will be vaccinated in April and May. Additional information can be found on the COVID Vaccine Website and more details will be shared in the coming days to help essential workers begin obtaining the vaccine when Phase 1C begins on March 29.

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