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Illinois Department of Aging COVID-19 vaccination toolkit

Older adults have been waiting anxiously for nearly a year to return to a sense of normalcy. Now that the vaccine is available to all Illinoisans, people can soon be united with their loved ones.

There are a number of questions and myths surround the COVID-19 vaccine, however. The Illinois Department of Aging answers most of those questions on its website, found here.

Lake County Health Department vaccination information

All Illinoisans 16 and up are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit AllVax.LakeCoHealth.org to explore nearby vaccination locations and to register yourself or someone else for an appointment at the Lake County Fairgrounds or the Regional Vaccination Site at 102 W. Water Street in Waukegan. If you are unable to access the portal online, you can call 847-377-8130 for assistance making an appointment.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are now welcome at the Lake County Fairgrounds site during the following times:

  • Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 2 to 5 p.m.

Evening appointments are also available at the Lake County Fairgrounds site until 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

If you have an appointment scheduled but need help finding transportation, call 211 to learn about resources in your area.

U.S. Small Business Administration relief programs

There’s help out there for businesses struggling to make ends meet. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund is now open, offering assistance to eligible restaurants, bars and other food service businesses—apply now.

For all other types of businesses, the federal Paycheck Protection Program has been extended to May 31, 2021.

Need assistance with your application? Check out the First Stop Business Information Center.

Driving a Cleaner Illinois

The Illinois EPA is offering schools $9 million in grants to electrify their bus fleets and install charging infrastructure! Applications are due Aug. 10 at 5 p.m.

Application materials and other information are available on the Driving a Cleaner Illinois webpage.