Vaccination Opportunities

The COVID-19 Vaccine is now available for all children ages 12 and older. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for all children age 12 and older. Listed below are the most recent vaccination options (as of 5/14) available for the Oak Lawn & Hometown Communities.

Oak Lawn & Hometown (McGugan)

Through the continued District 123 partnership with Advocate Aurora Health (AAH) the district has hosted a very successful community vaccination site at the site of McGugan Junior High School since February. Due to an abundance of Pfizer vaccines and available appointment times, AAH has relaxed their appointment procedures and are now allowing both online and telephone (866-443-2584) scheduling options for any community members ages 12+.

The McGugan site is directly within the District 123 boundary, and is a convenient option for District 123 families. Anyone interested in scheduling a vaccination appointment at the AAH McGugan site (5220 W. 105th Street) can do so online or by phone. If scheduling by phone, which is recommended, call 866-443-2584.

Cook County Health Department

Beginning on Thursday, May 13, 2021, the Cook County Health Department is offering everyone age 12+ the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine free of charge at eight vaccination sites across the suburbs.

  • You can make an appointment or simply walk-in to any site. If you would like to make an appointment, visit https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov/
  • Hours of Operation at Cook County Vaccination Sites are:
    • Monday – Friday
      • Des Plaines, Matteson, South Holland, River Grove and Forest Park: 8AM-8PM
      • Thornton Fractional & West Leyden: 10AM-8PM
      • Summit 8AM-6PM
    • Saturday
      • Des Plaines, Matteson, South Holland, River Grove and Forest Park: 8AM-6PM
      • Thornton Fractional & West Leyden: 8AM-6PM
      • Summit 8AM-6PM
  • Patients are encouraged to bring their ID and insurance cards to their appointment. You will not be turned away if you do not have an ID or insurance card
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive a vaccine
  • Children do not need to bring identification, however parents are asked to bring an ID
  • If a parent does not have an ID, they can confirm at the time of vaccination that they are their child’s parent or legal guardian

More details about the COVID-19 vaccines and Cook County Department of Public Health vaccination site locations are available at www.myshotcookcounty.com/locations

Governors State University

We have also been made aware that Walgreens and Governors State University (GSU) have partnered together to host a vaccine clinic at GSU this Saturday, May 15, 2021. We wanted to share the registration link directly, now that 12-15 year olds are eligible to be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, in case you have any family members or friends eligible and interested.

The clinic will be allowing walk-ins, however would prefer registrations. People can sign-up directly themselves by using the registration link below.

South Suburban Vaccine Clinic
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Governors State University
1 University Drive, University Park
Gymnasium, Parking in East/West Lot 1
8:00AM to 4:00PM

Registration Link: https://wagsoutreach.com/ss/GOV267316