Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations available at more Lake County locations

WAUKEGAN -- Getting your COVID-19 vaccine in Lake County has never been easier. Many community vaccination sites are offering walk-in service with no appointment needed.

Lake County Fairgrounds (1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake):

Next week, the hours of operation at the Lake County Fairgrounds will shift to early mornings and evenings to accommodate those who may not be able to visit the site during weekday business hours.  

Hours of operation at the fairgrounds (by appointment or walk-in):

Monday, May 10: 7 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, May 12: 3 to 7 p.m.

Friday, May 14: 7 to 11 a.m.

Saturday, May 15: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, register on the AllVax Portal, https://AllVax.lakecohealth.org, or call 847-377-8130.

Eligibility: Ages 16+, Illinois residents, and residents of other states who work in Lake County, Illinois

Vaccine Supply: Both Pfizer and Moderna are provided at the Fairgrounds site, and Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available by request. Pfizer is guaranteed for ages 16-17 and is the only vaccine authorized for that age group.

Regional Vaccination Site (102 W. Water St., Waukegan):

Hours of operation at the Regional Vaccination Site (by appointment or walk-in):

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This site provides drive-through and walk-in service. To schedule an appointment, please register on the AllVax Portal,

This site provides drive-through and walk-in service. To schedule an appointment, please register on the AllVax Portal, https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDMsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMTA1MDYuNDAwNTg1NDEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL0FsbFZheC5sYWtlY29oZWFsdGgub3JnIn0.HJBlmX2QTW1GRp2YZeHmeqYQQq_GbGx_phP034bm70o/s/524613926/br/106017294175-l__;!!M4vhdRTxuY8!kRrrT_nsH0Q481zYiwFddqL1kgkDNkFa74RLSw30RgGdbu2ARFy7jshB2iBdkjL1MlLtKOjV$ ]https://AllVax.lakecohealth.org, or call 847-377-8130.

Eligibility: Ages 16+, Illinois residents, and residents of other states who work in Lake County, Illinois

Vaccine Supply: Pfizer is currently provided at the Regional Vaccination Site.

Round Lake Beach (Former K-Mart Supercenter, 400 E. Rollins Road):

Walk-in hours at the Round Lake Beach site:

Tuesdays through Sundays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NOTE: Closed on Sunday, May 9 for Mother’s Day

To schedule an appointment, please visit https://cur.tv/lakeco.

Eligibility: Ages 16+, Illinois residents, and residents of other states who work in Lake County, Illinois

Vaccine Supply: Pfizer is currently provided at the Round Lake Beach site.

Zion Community Clinic Sites:

Walk-in hours are as follows:

* Zion-Benton Township High School New Tech Campus (1634 23rd St., Zion):

Mondays and Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Former K-Mart plaza (3363 Sheridan Road, Zion):

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, visit https://sites.google.com/preventivehp.com/zion-community/home or call 847-377-8130.

Eligibility: Ages 16+, Zion area residents

Vaccine Supply: Pfizer is currently provided at the Zion Community Clinic sites.

Additional Information:

COVID-19 vaccines are free to all, regardless of insurance or immigration status. All sites listed above are vaccinating ages 16 and older. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Vaccine supply may change, and Pfizer vaccine is only guaranteed for those ages 16-17. All three vaccines authorized in the United States are incredibly safe and effective.

The Lake County Health Department is now providing the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine by appointment to its Community Health Center patients, Illinois residents, and residents of other states who work in Lake County, Illinois. Locations include the Grand Avenue Health Center in Waukegan, Midlakes Health Center in Round Lake, North Shore Health Center in Highland Park, and Zion Health Center in Zion. Please visit the AllVax Portal or call 847-377-8130 for an appointment.

There are many locations to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including many retail pharmacies now offering walk-ins. Visit www.lakecountyil.gov/vaccine for more information. Check with your health care provider for availability at your doctor’s office or to discuss any concerns you have about getting the vaccine.