COVID-19 Vaccine Registration
The COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed in phases.
Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to COVID-19 or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.
Getting vaccinated and following the CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.
Current Vaccination Phases
- Phase 1a: Healthcare Personnel and Long-Term Care Facility Residents
- Phase 1b: Adults Ages 65 and Older and Frontline Essential Workers
Some local hospitals, healthcare providers, pharmacies, and other partners began giving vaccines on a limited basis to Phase 1b, adults ages 65 and older and frontline essential workers, on January 25. This phase will continue for several months.
Please make sure you are registered in the AllVax system so we can notify you when you can schedule your appointment. Click here for a detailed list of people in each phase. For more information, visit How CDC is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations.
Lake County AllVax Portal
Residents interested in receiving a vaccine are encouraged to register through the Lake County AllVax Portal so tehy can notify you when it is time to make your appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. You will only receive an email to schedule when you are eligible and the Health Department has vaccine and appointments available to you.
To access the portal, visit allvax.lakecohealth.org.
Currently, the Lake County Health Department is in Phase 1a and 1b of vaccination distribution as defined by the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the City of Lake Forest providing vaccines?
Vaccines are being distributed through the Lake County Health Department and their vaccination partners, such as hospitals, doctors' offices, state-run clinics, and retail pharmacies, like Jewel-Osco, Walgreens and CVS. To view a list of vaccine locations near you, please visit the State of Illinois vaccination location map by clicking here.
Who can help me register for the vaccine?
For help registering for a vaccine in Lake County, please contact the Lake County Health Department at 847.377.8130 or AllVax@lakecountyil.gov.
What information do I need to register?
Date of birth
Am I able to also register another person?
Yes, you can register other people through your profile. Go to your home page and click "Add another person".
Should I register if I work in Lake County but live in another county?
People who work in Lake County but live in another county may register on the portal. Please register using your home address, not your work address.
Who will COVID-19 vaccines be distributed to first?
At first, the supply of vaccines will be limited. Certain residents will receive their vaccines before others. We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on this timing. As of December 4, IDPH has prioritized residents in this order:
- Health Care Personnel and Long Term Care Facility Residents
- Essential Frontline Workers - pending CDC guidance
- Adults with high risk medical conditions and those over 65 years of age - pending CDC guidance
- All other adults and people in other congregate settings - pending CDC guidance
- Young adults and children (if a pediatric vaccine is available) - pending CDC guidance
You may find a detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions here.