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Getting vaccinated protects you – and kids who aren’t vaccinated yet

In recent months, children have made up a greater share of COVID-related hospitalizations as most haven’t been eligible to get the vaccine until recently. After clinical trials with children were completed, kids as young as 5 years old can now get the life-saving vaccine.


Doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Illinois, representing 76.1% of Illinoisans receiving two vaccine doses or the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine.

How do I get my vaccine?

The CDC’s new vaccine finder tool shows you the closest location to get your shot, and you can filter by manufacturer, which makes it easy to protect kids who are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

Why should I get vaccinated?

The growing availability of vaccines means we can help protect ourselves, slow the spread of the virus and save as many lives as possible. Here’s why you should consider getting vaccinated:


The most important benefit of vaccination is to help prevent you from getting sick with COVID-19.




Vaccines go through rigorous testing to prove their protection, and all three authorized vaccines are highly effective at preventing death and hospitalizations from COVID-19

End the pandemic

Vaccines are how we end this pandemic. Once enough of us have been vaccinated and build immunity, we can get back to our pre-COVID routine.

Tracking COVID-19 in Illinois


**Total Cases




*Vaccine Doses Administered

*Last updated 5/17/2023 5:00 P.M.

**Deaths are included in the number of positive cases. All numbers displayed are provisional and subject to change. Information regarding the number of people under investigation last updated on 5/17/2023.

Protecting lives and livelihoods

Protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of Illinoisans is Governer Pritzker's top priority. The administration continues to work closely with local health departments. country officials and federal partners to put systems in place and respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Vax Verify Portal

Illinois residents 18 years and older can now check their COVID-19 vaccination record online through the Vax Verify immunization portal. Immunization records are kept confidential and only the individual can access their vaccination history

COVID-19 Illinois Cases

Use this interactive map to source information about COVID-19 cases in Illinois. This map is optimized for modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.) Some features may not work in older browsers such as Internet Explorer.

Vaccination Plan

The COVID-19 vaccine is an effective tool to safely reach the other side of this pandemic. We’ve now begun efficient, effective and equitable distribution of the vaccine to suppress the spread of the virus, save as many lives as possible, and rebuild our economy.

COVID-19 Testing

Getting tested for COVID-19 and quarantining if you’re positive is a proven method of slowing the spread.  If you think you’ve been exposed or are experiencing symptoms, find a testing site near you.

Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations

Governor JB Pritzker has issued a number of disaster proclamations in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to protect the lives and livelihoods of the people of Illinois. The proclamations assist state agencies in coordinating state and federal resources, including the Strategic National Stockpile of medicines and protective equipment, to support local governments in preparation for any action that may be necessary related to the impact of COVID-19 across the state.

Latest Updates

Executive Orders

In addition to the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, Governor Pritzker has issued a number of Executive Orders to address the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic