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 December 28, 2021.

Updated Guidance from the CDC and DCHD

The CDC strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 5 and older and boosters for everyone 16 and older. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and our healthcare system from the impact of COVID-19. 

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
  • Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.
  • The CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
  • COVID-19 vaccination helps protect adults and children ages 5 years and older from getting sick or severely ill with COVID-19 and helps protect those around them.
  • Some people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will still get sick and have a vaccine breakthrough infection because no vaccine is 100% effective.

The CDC has updated its recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines with a preference for people to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna). The CDC encourages everyone 16 and older to get a booster shot. For more information on booster recommendations, visit the CDC.

Learn how to find a COVID-19 vaccine. For information on COVID-19 vaccination data on national and state levels, visit the CDC and IDPH, respectively.

COVID-19 Vaccines


Vaccine Eligibility

All Illinois residents 5 years of age and older are now eligible and recommended to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. The CDC recommends everyone who is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Widespread vaccination for COVID-19 is a critical tool to best protect everyone from COVID-19 and COVID-19 related complications. Children and teens who are fully vaccinated can safely resume many activities that they did prior to the pandemic. 

Everyone ages 16 years and older can get a COVID-19 booster shot. Learn more about booster shots.

Unvaccinated children ages 2 and older should wear a mask in public spaces and around people they don’t live with. Learn more about protecting unvaccinated family members.

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.

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

Assistance is available Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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

DuPage County

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) offers Pfizer COVID-19 primary series and booster shots. A Pfizer booster dose is recommended 6+ months after the initial series for all adults 18+ and adolescents 16+. To register for a vaccination appointment with DCHD please click here. Once registered, you will be contacted via email for an appointment.

If you are receiving the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, you will need to return for a second dose 3 weeks later. Anyone under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them. After vaccination, plan to sit in observation for at least 15 minutes and possibly up to 30 minutes based on clinical history.

If you are seeking your second dose from DCHD after receiving your first dose elsewhere, you must bring your CDC vaccination record card with you. If you are seeking a booster shot, please be sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccine card with you.

Individuals may also receive their COVID-19 vaccine/booster from DCHD by visiting the Care Van, a walk-up, free mobile clinic. Check the DCHD website for more information.

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

Vaccines.gov: Search for locations that offer COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots. 

You can also text your zip code to 438829 or call 800-232-0233.

Local pharmacies:

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

Variant 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.


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.