- 2021 Posts

  1. Bridge Phase Update: A Message from the Executive Director
  2. Do’s and Don’ts as You Re-Enter Stores
  3. Easing Their Way Back: How NSSC members are slowly returning to pre-pandemic normalcy
  4. COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  5. Easing Your Way Back to Normal
  6. Ways Caregivers Can Strengthen Connections & Reduce Loneliness
  7. Medicare and COVID-19
  8. A Change in Seasons Can Bring a Change in Moods
  9. New Act Provides Relief for Pandemic Weary Individuals
  10. Something to Think About
  11. Do I Hear an Echo? Smart Home Devices Can Make Life Safer and Easier
  12. "Senior Financial Abuse" as featured in Caregiving Magazine
  13. Annual Report - FY20
  14. 2021 New Year Message from Executive Director
  15. "The U-Shaped Happiness Curve"
  16. "Everyone Has a Story to Tell. Are You Ready to Share Your Life Story?"

+ 2020 Posts

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

April 19, 2021

This page is updated regularly with the latest resources and information on the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments go quickly—please check back frequently. 

Vaccinations Available to Homebound Individuals:

To be eligible for this program you must live in in the jurisdiction of Cook County Department of Public Health (all suburban Cook County except for Chicago, Skokie, Evanston, Oak Park and Stickney) and meet these criteria. If you or someone you know fits the criteria, you can sign up online or by calling the Vaccine Sign-Up Hotline: 833.308.1988 Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    United Center Vaccination Appointments: 

    https://www.zocdoc.com/vaccine/screener?state=IL  or 312.746.4835

    Cook County Residents:

    vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or 708.836.8600

    Vaccine Appointment Hotline: 833.308.1988

    Cook County Vaccination Plan for Family Caregivers

    Lake County Residents:

    https://www.lakecountyil.gov/4521/COVID-19-Vaccine or 847.377.8000

    Evanston Residents:

    https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/health-human-services/covid-19-vaccinations#ad-image-4 or 847.448.4311

    Evanston residents can now register through Cook County: https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov/ or 708.836.8600

    In-Home COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Form for Homebound Evanston Adults 65+: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TFXWDFK

    Skokie Residents:

    https://www.skokie.org/1017/COVID-19 or 847.779.7726

    Chicago Residents:

    https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home.html or 312.746.4835





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    Illinois COVID-19 Hotline: 800.889.3931

    State of Illinois Vaccine Locations: 


    Illinois Department of Public Health:

    What to Expect When Getting Vaccinated (English)

    What to Expect When Getting Vaccinated (Spanish/Español)

    Illinois Department on Aging:

    COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Older Adults


    Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams 

    We have received several phone calls from North Shore residents who have paid or wish to pay to get on NSSC’s waiting list for the vaccine. Please note NSSC has no such waiting list, and no one should pay to get on a list to get the vaccine or pay for the vaccine itself. If NSSC becomes a vaccine site, we will communicate to the public through e-blasts such as this, our website and our social media channels.

    Protect Yourself: Avoid Vaccine Scams

    It's a scam if:

    • You are asked to pay to put your name on a vaccine waiting list
    • You are asked to pay to get the vaccine

    If you believe you are the victim of COVID-19 fraud, immediately report it to:

    • Northfield Police Department: 847.446.2131 or your local Police Department
    • HHS-OIG-Hotline: 800.HHS.TIPS or www.hhs.gov
    • FBI Hotline: 800.CALL.FBI or www.ic3.gov
    • CMS/Medicare Hotline: 800.MEDICARE