COVID-19
INFORMATION

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Library staff has collected the following sources of reliable information and helpful tools to help you stay informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Guidance on this page is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

This page was last updated on July 5, 2021.

Protect Yourself from COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and variants are circulating. Take steps to protect yourself from the virus.

Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

For information on COVID-19 vaccination data in the United States, visit the CDC. For Illinois state data, click on Illinois on the map. Select a county on the map or dropdown menu for county data.

COVID-19 Vaccines


Vaccine Eligibility

All Illinois residents 12 years of age and older are now eligible and recommended to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Pfizer-BioNTech is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized for use in the U.S. for those aged 12 years and up. The CDC recommends everyone who is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is currently vaccinating individuals 12 years of age and older against COVID-19 at the Community Vaccination Clinic located at the DuPage County Government Complex in Wheaton. Click here to register for an appointment.

For more information, visit www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccine or call 630-682-7400. 

A parent or guardian must accompany anyone who is under 18 to their appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Some vaccine locations require the first and second doses to be administered from the same location. Further eligibility restrictions at vaccine locations may vary depending on county eligibility requirements.

Vaccine Registration

DuPage County registration: Complete this online form to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Registration Form

If you are homebound, please use this link to register to receive the vaccine from the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD). There will be an opportunity in the online form for you to indicate you need homebound services. You will be contacted to schedule and make arrangements for your vaccination. For assistance with registering, please contact the DCHD call center at 630-682-7400.  


For assistance making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, contact:

  • The DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center by calling 630-221-7030.
    Assistance is available Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • The Illinois Department of Public Health Vaccine Appointment Call Center by calling 833-621-1284.
    English and Spanish-speaking agents are available seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight. Translation into other languages is also available.

For general questions about COVID-19 and local response and guidance, contact:

  • The DuPage County Health Department by calling 630-682-7400
  • The Illinois Department of Public Health by calling 800-889-3931 or emailing DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV

Locations

Please note that for some locations below, an appointment may be required and additional provisions may apply.

DuPage County

  • The Community Vaccination Clinic located at the DuPage County Government Complex in Wheaton is accepting walk-ins:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
  • To save time, register before you arrive.

Illinois vaccine locations: Find vaccination locations on the map by entering your zip code or city. 

Statewide vaccine locations: Get a list of locations open to all Illinois residents regardless of zip code.

VaccineFinder: Search for locations that offer vaccinations.

Local Pharmacies:

Protect yourself against COVID-19 vaccine scams by following these safety tips from the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Vaccine FAQs

The answers below and more information can be found on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.

Full Vaccination and Travel FAQs

The answers below and more information can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

covid-19 information & Testing

The answers below and more information can be found on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.


COVID-19 FAQs


COVID-19 Updates

community resources

DGPL Resources

  • Career Help page: Career help, including resume help, skill development, job lists and directories, as well as business and career programs.
  • Downers Grove Services page: Additional community resources including local food pantries and other local organizations.
  • DGPL Social Services page: Information on the library's Social Work Interns and social service partners.