COVID-19 Center

Will County Vaccine - Phase 1B+

Posted: March 29, 2021

Effective March 26, 2021, Will County has entered Phase 1B+ according to the Will County Health Department (WCHD). The expansion includes residents 16+ years with disabilities or underlying conditions, who were not previously covered in previous eligibility categories in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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Phase 1B+

  • Residents age 16 and up with the following high-risk conditions:
    • Obesity
    • Diabetes
    • Pulmonary Diseases
    • Smoking
    • Heart Conditions
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Cancer
    • Solid Organ Transplant
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Pregnancy
    • Persons with a Disability (Not otherwise covered in previous categories.)

Phase 1B

  • Persons aged 65 years and older
  • Frontline essential workers
  • Incarcerated individuals

Phase 1A

  • Healthcare personnel
    • Hospital settings 
    • Non-hospital health care
    • Other congregate care
  • Long-term care facility residents and staff

State of Illinois

The following eligibility dates for the COVID-19 vaccine have been implemented to date:

  • December 15, 2020: Healthcare workers and long-term care facility staff and residents 
  • January 25, 2021: Frontline essential workers (including first responders, K-12 teachers and other public-facing industries) and residents age 65 and up 
  • February 25, 2021: Residents with high-risk conditions or disabilities, age 16 and up 
  • March 22, 2021: Higher education staff, government workers, and media 
  • March 29, 2021: Restaurant staff, construction trade workers, and religious leaders 
  • April 12, 2021: Any resident age 16 and up

For additional details including Definitions of Eligibility Groups, please visit the State of Illinois' Coronavirus Vaccination Plan  Overview