Water Street vaccination site transitions to walk-in model

102 W. Water St. site in Waukegan will operate on Sundays as a walk-in vaccination site

WAUKEGAN -- The Lake County Health Department is announcing that the Regional Vaccination Site at 102 W. Water St. in Waukegan will transition to walk-in service only as of July 11 and will no longer function as a drive-through site.

The Water Street site will only operate on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents can make an appointment online or walk up to the site for a vaccine.

“There are many ways to get vaccinated throughout Lake County,” said Mark Pfister, executive director at the Lake County Health Department. “All three authorized vaccines are extremely safe and effective. As variant cases become more prevalent in the United States, we urge every resident to do their part to protect themselves and others.”

The Water Street site provides all three vaccines authorized in the United States — Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson — depending on the current supply available. Residents may simply walk in and register on-site at the Water Street location, or they can schedule an appointment through the Lake County AllVax Portal, https://AllVax.lakecohealth.org or by calling 847-377-8130. Street parking for the Water Street vaccination site is available on both Water and Genesee Streets.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments through AllVax are also available at Lake County Health Department Community Health Center locations listed below, though walk-ins are also welcomed. The final day for vaccination clinics at the Belvidere Medical Building and North Shore Health Center will be July 16, though the other three sites will continue operating. Locations and hours are as follows:

July 12 – July 18 Hours and Locations

* Grand Avenue Health Center, 3010 Grand Ave., Waukegan: Walk-ins and appointments available Monday through Friday, 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m.

* Belvidere Medical Building, 2400 Belvidere Road, Waukegan. Walk-ins and appointments available Monday through Friday, 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m. Final day for vaccination clinic July 16.

* Midlakes Health Center, 224 Clarendon Road, Round Lake Beach: Walk-ins and appointments available Monday through Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 to 3 p.m.

* North Shore Health Center, 1840 Green Bay Road, Highland Park: Final Day for Vaccination Clinic July 16. Walk-ins and appointments available Monday and Friday only, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 to 3 p.m.

* Zion Health Center, 1911 27th Street, Zion: Walk-ins and appointments available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m.

July 19 – July 25 Hours and Locations

* Grand Avenue Health Center, 3010 Grand Ave., Waukegan: Walk-ins and appointments available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday only, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Midlakes Health Center, 224 Clarendon Road, Round Lake Beach: Walk-ins and appointments available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday only, 9 to 11:30 a.m.; 1 to 3: p.m.

* Zion Health Center, 1911 27th Street, Zion: Walk-ins an appointments available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday only, 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m.

Many pharmacy and retail locations also have COVID-19 vaccines by appointment and walk-ins. These locations are easy to find at www.vaccines.gov. The Health Department will be working with community partners to offer mobile, pop-up vaccination events. These include fairs, farmer markets, and back to school events. For information on upcoming vaccination events and other options across Lake County, visit www.lakecountyil.gov/vaccine or call 847-377-8130.