This site provides information on locations in Illinois, outside the city of Chicago, that have requested direct shipments of H1N1 flu vaccine. For information about direct shipment sites and vaccine clinic locations in Chicago, contact the Chicago Department of Public Health or visit its Web site.
The following are categories of direct shipment locations in Illinois and who may obtain H1N1 vaccine at these sites:
- Local health departments – public
- Retail pharmacies – public
- Physician offices – patients of that physician
- Hospitals – hospital staff and patients
- Clinics – patients of physicians affiliated with the clinic
- Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs) – patients of the FQHC
- Long term care facilities – residents and staff
- Illinois Department of Corrections facilities – inmates and staff
- Illinois Department of Human Services facilities – residents and staff
CDC does not expect that there will be a shortage of H1N1 vaccine, but availability and demand can be unpredictable. Check this site or your local health department (click here to locate your local health department) frequently to determine when and where the H1N1 vaccine will be available.
The H1N1 vaccine is not intended to replace the seasonal flu vaccine. It is intended to be used alongside seasonal flu vaccine to protect people. Seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines may be administered on the same day.