CTCA Chicago providing limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago, is partnering with the Lake County Health Department to help administer COVID-19 vaccines and help reduce the spread of the virus. A limited amount of the vaccine is being transferred to CTCA® Chicago. New appointment days and the quantity per day may increase or decrease as we roll out the program, based on vaccine availability.

Who's eligible:

Eligible individuals are those who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have a primary residence in Lake County, Illinois
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Have not had a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 90 days
  • Are able to travel to Zion independently to receive the vaccine in the hospital clinic

Note: Individuals not meeting criteria at the time of a scheduled appointment may not receive the vaccine at that time and will be told to reschedule at a date approved by the state and county vaccination plan.

How to prepare for your appointment:

  • Review the Moderna Fact Sheet and Pfizer Fact Sheet prior to arrival.
  • Print and complete the consent form and bring it with you to your appointment. If you are unable to print, consent forms will be available at the clinic.
  • It is recommended that you wear loose-fitting clothes to allow easy access to the upper arm for vaccination.

What to bring:

  • Valid driver's license or identification card
  • Current insurance card (Note: Insurance is not a requirement to receive the vaccine. The vaccine will be provided at no cost, but an administration fee may be charged to your insurance company.)
  • Completed consent form

What to expect when arriving for your vaccination:

  • Vaccinations will be administered at the CTCA Comprehensive Care and Research Center in Zion, IL (CTCA Chicago).
    • When searching the route to the hospital through Google Maps or other apps, enter 2501 Emmaus Ave, Zion, Illinois, 60099, since the entrance to the vaccination clinic is at the northwest corner of the hospital, at the corners of Shiloh Boulevard and Emmaus Avenue. This is a different entrance than the main hospital entrance. Please do not attempt to enter through the main hospital entrance, as you will be instructed to go to the clinic entrance. Follow the posted signs to the clinic entrance and parking options.
  • Only one caregiver (not receiving the vaccine) will be allowed entry. Any additional family members will be required to remain outside.
  • Expect to remain at the clinic for at least 45 minutes, since a 15-minute observation is required post-vaccination.
  • You must be able to return for your second dose 21-28 days later (depending on which vaccine is administered).
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • You will be screened for symptoms at the door.
  • If you need to fill out a consent form onsite, please arrive 10 minutes early.