Where to get the Covid vaccine in Indiana Illinois residents welcome!
All of the following information is subject to change.
4/23/2021 Update: Everyone in Chicago and Illinois age 16 and older is eligible for the vaccine. City-run vaccination sites (United Center, Chicago State University and Gallagher Way/Wrigley) are allowing a limited number of walk-ins. Walgreens, CVS, etc. are not City-run and still require appointments.
Personally I would make an appointment, even at City-run sites, so I don’t have to stand in line or get turned away. To get appointments at the United Center, Chicago State University and Gallagher Way/Wrigley go to ZocDoc. There have been appointments available when I’ve spot checked over the last few days. Vaccine appointments were readily available at downtown Walgreens when I spot checked several times over the last few days.
Appointments have been available sporadically at Cook County Department of Public Health sites in the suburbs. The Matteson and Tinley Park locations are allowing a limited number of walk-ins.
Indiana has had appointments for weeks
This is what we’re facing in Illinois when trying to book a vaccine appointment. Why not consider a road trip to Indiana! Sadly even the Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady has suggested we hit the road!
Update 4/11/2021 8:45AM: I’m checking sites and appointments are going fast. If you’re thinking about it make an appointment now and you can always cancel it later.
Get a vaccine, fill your tank and buy groceries and booze on the cheap and/or Visit the Indiana Dunes!
On March 31, 2021, Indiana opened vaccine eligibility to any person age 16 and up, including Illinois residents.
An Indiana friend who’s a nurse told me Friday that there are probably appointments available all over the northwest Indiana suburbs. She’s absolutely correct although not all locations have appointments available immediately. Of course you’ll need a car to get there and you’ll have to go twice since the likelihood of getting a second appointment in Illinois for the correct vaccine is probably slim to none. While you’re there fill your tank and buy groceries and booze on the cheap. Not only are their prices lower but their sales tax is lower too! Tolls on the Skyway are $5.80 each way. Visit Indiana Dunes State Park Visit Indiana Dunes National Park
How to get an appointment in Indiana
Click here to register or call 211 (866-211-9966) if you do not have access to a computer or need assistance. You’ll have to enter an Indiana zip code to schedule an appointment online or to break out of the automated phone system. I called and you can get a human on the phone in a few minutes. I’ve listed all the zip codes that have sites below as well as some of the sites that have appointments. Some of the hospitals are listed but are by Invitation only. These results are as of April 10 around 4PM. YMMV!
Where to get the Covid vaccine in Indiana – Illinois residents welcome! – A sample of sites with appointments
FEMA Gary Roosevelt Park PVAX, 730 W 25th Ave. GARY , IN 46407. Appointments available April 12, 2021 and beyond.
GARY CITY HD COVID MVAX This vaccine site has Moderna only On Mon day,Wednesday, and Thursday, the site is at Holy Angels gymnasium on 7th & Polk, Gary, IN 46402, 1145 W 5TH AVE, GARY , IN 46402 COTC note: This location is less than a mile from exit 14A on the Skyway. Appointments available April 14, 2021 and beyond.
Northwest Health Porter PVAX, This vaccine site has Pfizer only. 85 E US Hwy 6, VALPARAISO , IN 46383 Appointments available
April 12, 2021 May 6, 2021 and beyond.
PORTER CO HD COVID MPVAX This vaccine site has Moderna and Pfizer 215 E DIVISION RD, VALPARAISO , IN 46383 Appointments available April 12, 2021 and beyond.
LAPORTE CO HD COVID MVAX This vaccine site has Moderna only 2581 IN 2, LA PORTE , IN 46350 Appointments available April 13, 2021 and beyond.
WALMART PHARMACY 1487 MVAX This vaccine site has Moderna only 5780 FRANKLIN ST MICHIGAN CITY , IN 46360 A few appointments available April 11-16, 2021 then May 3, 2021.
NorthShore Chesterton Mass MVAX, This vaccine site has Moderna only 100 W Indiana Ave CHESTERTON , IN 46304, Appointments available April 15, 2021 and beyond.
COMMUNITY STROKE CROWNPOINT PVAX This site has Pfizer only. 10215 BROADWAY, CROWN POINT , IN 46307 Appointments available April 23, 2021 and beyond.
Where to get the Covid vaccine in Indiana – Illinois residents welcome!
FRANCISCAN HLTH MICHIGAN CTY PVAX, Enter through Main Entrance (door A). 3500 FRANCISCAN WAY, MICHIGAN CITY , IN 46360 Appointments available April 27, 2021 and beyond.
FEMA Pentecostal Church PVAX 2722 Wabash St, MICHIGAN CITY , IN 46360 Appointments available April 28, 2021 and beyond.
Walmart Hammond 4631 MVAX, This vaccine site has Moderna only, 1100 5th Ave, HAMMOND , IN 46320. Appointments available May 4, 2021 and beyond.
Walmart Schererville 1576 MVAX This vaccine site has Moderna only. 1555 US Highway 41, SCHERERVILLE , IN 46375 Appointments available May 4, 2021 and beyond.
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL MUNSTER PVAX This vaccine site has Pfizer only, 800 MACARTHUR BLVD, MUNSTER , IN 46321 Appointments available April 28, 2021 and beyond.
NORTHSHORE HC MERLVLLE BRDWAY MVAX, This vaccine site has Moderna only. 6091 BROADWAY, MERRILLVILLE , IN 46410 Appointments available
April 15 A few appts around April 26, 2021 then May 10, and beyond.
LAKE CO FAIRGROUNDS COVID MVAX, This vaccine site has Moderna only. 889 S COURT ST, CROWN POINT , IN 46307 Appointments available April 21, 2021 and beyond.
NORTHSHORE HC LAKESTN CNTRL MVAX, This vaccine site has Moderna only. 2490 CENTRAL AVE, LAKE STATION , IN 46405 Appointments available May 7, 2021 and beyond.
Porter Co Willowcreek MVAX, This vaccine site has Moderna only, 3590 Willowcreek Ste C, PORTAGE , IN 46368 Appointments available May 12, 2021 and beyond..
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Where to get the Covid vaccine in Indiana – Illinois residents welcome! – Zip codes for Indiana towns with vaccine sites
Crown Point 46307
Lake Station 46405
Michigan City 46360
Where to get the Covid vaccine in Indiana – Illinois residents welcome! – Related
Visit Indiana Dunes State Park
Visit Indiana Dunes National Park
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