The village of Oak Park has expanded its COVID-19 vaccination efforts to all people over the age of 16. Pre-registration for the vaccine has already begun through the village’s website.

Effective April 12, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will make the vaccination available to everyone aged 16 and up. At that point, IDPH will no longer require documentation for priority groups.

None of the vaccines currently in use have been approved for people under the age of 16 years old. 

Pre-registration through the village of Oak Park does not schedule an actual vaccination appointment. It simply allows the Oak Park Public Health Department to contact those that wish to receive the vaccination when opportunities arise, according to the village of Oak Park.

The village also encourages residents to sign up through the Cook County website to receive updates on the county’s vaccination distribution locations, appointment scheduling information and more. 

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