- 2021 Posts

  1. COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  2. Just Start Walking
  3. Executive Director: Gala Postponed until Spring 2022
  4. Putting Your Right Shoe Forward
  5. Caregiver Specialists: Your Personal Guide Along Care Journey Path
  6. Executive Director: Face Coverings Required Starting August 2
  7. Why it's Important to Have a Will
  8. How to Get Started Refreshing Your Home
  9. "Senior Scams" featured in Caregiving magazine
  10. Executive Director: What you can expect at NSSC starting Jun 14
  11. The Shop at the Center: The North Shore's Best Kept Secret
  12. Bridge Phase Update: A Message from the Executive Director
  13. Do’s and Don’ts as You Re-Enter Stores
  14. Easing Their Way Back: How NSSC members are slowly returning to pre-pandemic normalcy
  15. Easing Your Way Back to Normal
  16. Ways Caregivers Can Strengthen Connections & Reduce Loneliness
  17. Medicare and COVID-19
  18. A Change in Seasons Can Bring a Change in Moods
  19. New Act Provides Relief for Pandemic Weary Individuals
  20. Something to Think About
  21. Do I Hear an Echo? Smart Home Devices Can Make Life Safer and Easier
  22. "Senior Financial Abuse" as featured in Caregiving Magazine
  23. Annual Report - FY20
  24. 2021 New Year Message from Executive Director
  25. "The U-Shaped Happiness Curve"
  26. "Everyone Has a Story to Tell. Are You Ready to Share Your Life Story?"

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

October 04, 2021

This page is updated regularly with the latest resources and information on the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots. 

Vaccinations and Boosters 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.

In-Home Vaccinations and Boosters through Mobile Care Chicago

For older adults who are homebound and their caregivers

For a referral, call NSSC Intake: 847.784.6040

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