Yingling highlights COVID-19 vaccination sign-up assistance service

‘It is vital that residents have assistance throughout the process,’ state rep says

ROUND LAKE BEACH – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is encouraging residents to take advantage of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s vaccine appointment call center, which helps residents navigate online services to make appointments to get vaccinated.

“As the state continues its efforts to make the COVID-19 vaccine accessible to as many people as possible, it is vital that residents have assistance throughout the process,” Yingling said in a news release. “No one should be unable to receive a vaccine due to problems navigating the system, and the vaccine appointment call center is a great resource for residents who need assistance signing up for the vaccine.”

The vaccine appointment call center will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight to help residents sign up to get their COVID-19 vaccines. Call center agents will help guide individuals to sign up online or can set up appointments on behalf of those without internet access. Residents will need to provide their name, address, phone number, date of birth, eligibility and email (if available).

The phone number for the vaccine appointment call center is 1-833-621-1284.

“To recover from this pandemic, people need to be vaccinated, and residents must be able to financially rebuild due to the many economic problems the pandemic has caused working families,” Yingling said. “Whether it’s through legislation in Springfield or resources to share throughout the district, I am committed to helping the community move past this pandemic toward normalcy.”