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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

At Acero, we are committed to providing equitable opportunities for all our scholars, staff, family and community members. In the midst of a global pandemic we have witnessed moments where equity fell short. In our efforts to ensure this does not happen to our Acero Community members we are sharing resources should you so choose to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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The Protect Chicago Plus program allows for community vaccine distribution in the hardest hit communities for adults 18 years or older. Announced on On January 25, the first 15 community areas that are being targeted through Protect Chicago Plus are Archer Heights, Austin, Back of the Yards, Belmont Cragin, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Gage Park, Humboldt Park, Little Village, Montclare, North Lawndale, Roseland, South Deering, Washington Heights, and West Englewood.

An estimated timeline is laid out below. Each neighborhood campaign is expected to last eight weeks. The preliminary schedule is:
Archer Heights
Back of the Yards
West Englewood
Roseland, Washington Heights, South Deering
Humboldt Park, Chicago Lawn 
You can expect to hear about vaccine opportunities through things like door-to-door outreach; face-to-face outreach in grocery stores, laundromats, and other high-traffic areas; phone and text banking, and more. The City also plans on working alongside community-based organizations and local leaders to get the word out
On Thursday, March 4 registration will open for those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the United Center.

A total of 110,000 appointments will be made available and the first appointments will open at 8:30 a.m. Thursday for seniors. After the early signup period for seniors is complete, anyone eligible for a vaccine as part of the Phase 1B+ group can begin scheduling appointments at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 7.

To register for an appointment, visit or call the multilingual hotline (312) 746-4835 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The United Center's vaccination site will fully open on March 10. The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
Esperanza is participating in the City of Chicago's Protect Chicago Plus program. Adults (those 18 years of age and older) who live in the following community areas may request an appointment regardless of whether they are essential workers or not.


Gage Park

All appointments for Gage Park residents are filled. If you are a resident of the Gage Park community and text GAGE to (773) 207-3133, Esperanza will add your name to our wait list. Please do not send more than one (1) text message. You will receive an update within 10 days with additional information.


Little Village

Esperanza will begin vaccinating Little Village residents starting Wednesday, March 3rd. If you are a Little Village resident, click here to learn how you can request an appointment. See link to detailed flyer here. 

Little Village East Vaccine site - Esperanza Health Centers - 2001 S California Ave
Little Village West Vaccine site - Enlace Chicago - 2759 S Harding Ave

West Englewood
Esperanza will begin vaccinating West Englewood residents on Monday, March 1st. If you are a West Englewood resident, click here to learn how you can request an appointment.
Evanston 13-year-old Eli Coustan used his talents to design, code, and build out ILVaccine, which is a resource to help Illinois residents find available COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
To find a COVID-19 vaccine appointment near you, click here:
Adults (18 years of age and older) living in Chicago Community Areas of North Lawndale or Archer Heights can get their COVID-19 Vaccine through the City of Chicago's Protect Chicago Plus Program at Lawndale Christian Health Center.
North Lawndale residents will be scheduled at the Homan Square location - 3517 W. Arthington St.
Archer Heights residents will be scheduled at the Archer Avenue location - 5122 S. Archer Ave.
Please fill out the survey linked here with your information and a callback number. The team at LCHC will call you within a few days to schedule your appointment.
The LCHC will be verifying neighborhoods using your address and the City of Chicago's Community Area boundaries, which are located at the link here
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mount Sinai Hospital
1500 S. Fairfield Avenue
Glasser Auditorium
Holy Cross Hospital
2701 W. 68th Street

Anyone age 12 and over is now eligible to get the vaccine. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.
In partnership with Oak Street Health, the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Belmont Cragin community-based organizations, you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine if you are a register residents of Belmont Cragin and/or Montclare.
Only sign up if you are a resident in the Belmont-Cragin and Montclare neighborhoods of Chicago. Such neighborhoods will include part of ZIP codes 60639, 60634, 60641, and 60707.
*Under ‘Referral Name’ you can list NWSHC.*