Starting Feb. 3, Triton College, 2000 S. 5th Ave. in River Grove, will be a Point of Distribution site for COVID-19 vaccinations, college officials announced on Feb. 1. Cook County Health (CCH) will administer vaccinations Monday through Saturday by appointment only, officials explained.
“Triton College is here to serve, and this is just another example of how we fulfill our mission to serve the community,” said Mark Stephens, chairman of the Triton College Board of Trustees. “There are different ways for a community college to serve its communities, and we take pride in meeting needs in this capacity.”
“I am pleased that Triton College can serve as a vital resource at such a critical time,” said Mary-Rita Moore, president of Triton College.
Triton and the county identified approximately 8,000 square feet of space on the south end of the T Building on Triton’s East Campus to use for administering vaccines, officials said.
Residents seeking a vaccine can make appointments at: vaccine.cookcountyil.gov. Those without internet access or who need assistance scheduling can call 833-308-1988, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Cook County health officials have said that once it is fully operational and there’s an adequate supply of the vaccine, they expect to administer at least 4,000 shots a week at the Triton site.
Illinois is currently in Phase 1b of its vaccination plan, which means shots are available only to health care workers, first responders, essential workers (including teachers, support staffers and grocery store workers) and anyone over 65.
In addition to the Triton location, the other west suburban vaccination site is the Cook County Health Clinic, 1800 Harlem Ave. in North Riverside.
There are also 90 Walgreens, CVS and Jewel-Osco locations that will administer the vaccine, with many more locations set to open once the state starts receiving more ample supplies of the vaccine.