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COVID-19 Vaccination

CPS is working to keep employees informed about the district's COVID-19 vaccination program, and where they can locate vaccination sites. We are also working to support students, parents, and families with accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccines.

 

Why should everyone get vaccinated?

The COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself and your community against COVID-19. The vaccines teach our immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and they have been proven to be effective at preventing severe illness and death from COVID-19.

Learn more and help spread the word about getting a COVID-19 vaccine:

How can I sign up for a vaccination appointment?

All Chicagoans 16 years and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Below are a few ways to sign up.

Schedule an appointment on Zocdoc

Look for vaccine appointments at zocdoc.com/vaccine or use Chicago’s COVID-19 Vaccine Finder.

Contact your healthcare provider

You may be able to schedule an appointment with the health clinic or hospital where you have gotten medical care in the past.

Schedule an appointment with a pharmacy

Pharmacies across the city have been provided vaccines and each have their own registration processes (included below). Pharmacies have been asked to prioritize Chicagoans and current patients.

  • Walgreens: Register online, call your local Walgreens, or 1-800-WALGREENS (1-800-925-4733)
  • Mariano's: Register online
  • Walmart: call: 833-886-0023; Option 1
  • Jewel Osco: Register online, or call 877-723-3929
  • Chicago Costco Pharmacies: Register online for an appointment or call the pharmacy directly, including:
    • Chicago Costco Pharmacies 1430 S. Ashland (Chicago Medical District): call (312) 492-3601
    • Chicago Costco Pharmacies 2745 N. Clybourn Ave (Lincoln Park): call (773) 360-2052

Enroll with one of Chicago’s many Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

Chicago has hundreds of community based FQHCs that you can visit to receive your COVID-19 vaccine and other healthcare services.

Reach out to Chicago Vaccine Angels

My Block, My Hood, My City has partnered with the Chicago Vaccine Angels to help all Chicagoans get access to a vaccine appointment regardless of insurance or immigration status. By signing up, a group of volunteers will secure an appointment for you at a convenient time and location. They can also help with transportation if needed. If you are interested in booking a COVID-19 vaccination, please click here to sign up or call 312-600-8925.

All CPS Employees Can Now Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment!

All CPS staff and employees from eligible vendors are now able to sign up for vaccination appointments at CPS Vaccination Sites located throughout the city of Chicago.

Sign up

All CPS employees and the employees of our largest vendors can get vaccinated at a CPS vaccination center (or through their doctor, healthcare provider, pharmacy, or city-based sites).

In order to ensure equitable access to vaccinations for staff at CPS vaccination centers, CPS initially followed a prioritization system based on the level of exposure to others, ability to maintain mitigation measures, and amount of time spent working in person throughout the school closures.

To receive a vaccine at a CPS vaccination center, staff are asked to bring one of the following work-related staff identification items to your appointment as proof of eligibility: 

  • CPS ID badge
  • Professional license number or certificate
  • CPS pay stub
  • Insurance card

Thank you to our partners at the Chicago Department of Public Health and other local health care providers for assisting the district in these critical vaccination efforts.

An illustration of an arm being vaccinated.

As of March 17, 2021 CPS has offered vaccination opportunities to all employees

How Many Vaccinations Has CPS Offered?

CPS is closely tracking employee vaccination efforts. The chart below reflects vaccinations through CPS school-based sites, vaccination opportunities through private healthcare partnerships, and vaccinations obtained independently through health care providers. The data draws from CPS vaccination sites and survey reports. This chart will be updated weekly.

  CPS Vaccination Centers Partnerships at non-CPS Sites Independent Providers Confirmed Totals Total Employee Population First Dose Scheduled Survey Response Rate
Confirmed First Dose Totals 9,068 1,300 11,890 22,258 48,066 N/A All:
55%
Teachers 4,172 455 7,403 12,030 22,120 304 60%
Other CTU Members 1,241 288 1,532 3,061 7,613 92 51%
School-Based Administrators 153 220 479 852 1,280 8 82%
Other Employees 3,144 293 1,916 5,353 15,352 161 43%
Network Staff, Citywide Employees, Central Office 358 44 560 962 1,701 28 81%

Notes

Data last updated April 30, 2021.

Which CPS Staff Have Been Offered Vaccinations?

CPS committed to providing vaccination opportunities to all employees in an equitable way as quickly as possible. Our prioritization framework helped guide vaccination opportunities to the staff who experience the highest risk first, and staff who are 65 or older were given priority within their subgroups. ADA or caretaker accommodations did not impact placement in priority groups.

All staff are now eligible to be vaccinated through a CPS vaccination center, their doctor, local pharmacy, or other city- and state-based vaccination sites.

If you have questions about where a specific role not listed falls in the prioritization framework, please reach out to vaccines@cps.edu.

Group 1

High Exposure: Individuals whose job responsibilities require them to work in close physical proximity with others. Oftentimes these individuals cannot practice social distancing while executing their job responsibilities.

Subgroup 1.1

Offered
School-based nutrition staff
Offered
School-based security staff
Offered
School leaders
Offered
Care room attendants
Offered
Clerks

Subgroup 1.2

Offered
Bus aides
Offered
Cluster program teachers and paraprofessionals
Offered
Pre-K teachers and paraprofessionals
Offered
SECAs
Offered
Technology coordinators

Group 2

Medium Exposure: Roles that may require regular interaction with other staff members and students where social distancing may not be possible at all times.

Subgroup 2.1

Offered
Facilities staff
Offered
Other elementary school teachers and paraprofessionals

Subgroup 2.2

Offered
Other high school teachers and paraprofessionals

Group 3

Low Exposure: Individuals whose jobs can largely be performed remotely.

Subgroup 3.1

Offered
Central and network office staff

Notes

The majority of school-based positions not otherwise listed (e.g., College and Career Specialist, Literacy Coach, Military Instructor, School Counselor, School Librarian, Youth Intervention Specialist, and all other school-based positions) are captured in the subgroups of "Other elementary teachers and paraprofessionals" and "Other high school teachers and paraprofessionals".

CPS Vaccination Centers

  • Chicago Vocational High School
    2100 E 87th St, 60617
  • Clark High School
    5101 W Harrison St, 60644
  • Clemente High School 
    1147 N Western Ave, 60622
  • Roosevelt High School
    3436 W Wilson Ave, 60625

Find a Vaccination Site

Use this map to search for vaccination locations, including both city-based sites and CPS vaccination centers.

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