Suburban Cook County Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility To All Essential Workers; Will Open 8,000 More Appointments Wednesday

Cook County officials on Wednesday opened coronavirus vaccine availability to all essential workers who did not already qualify for a shot, while also announcing 8,000 new appointments for first-dose vaccinations would be available Wednesday evening.

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- If you haven't gotten your first shot yet, you have another chance in less than an hour. Cook County will release 8,000 appointments at 6:00 PM. You can sign up at or call 833-308-1988. Hurry, of course. They go fast.

Starting today, more essential workers are eligible for the Covid vaccine. In suburban Cook County, appointments are now open to the remaining group in the 1C category. That includes restaurant staff, retail workers, clergy, energy, legal, transportation, and logistics.