Updated February 28, 2022.

Vaccinations are the best way to keep our families, schools, and businesses safe from COVID-19. Over 99% of COVID-19 deaths in Illinois are unvaccinated people. While "breakthrough infections" are more common as a result of the Omicron variant, these infections tend to be mild and the vaccine still dramatically reduces the risk of hospitalization and death. Over 200 million Americans have been safely vaccinated. Persons as young as five are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

Booster shots maximize your protection against the Omicron variant. Each vaccine has different booster timing. In short:

    • Pfizer vaccine: You should get a booster if five months have passed. As of today, you should get a booster if your last dose was on or before
    • Moderna vaccine: You should get a booster if six months have passed. As of today, you should get a booster if your last dose was on or before
    • Johnson and Johnson vaccine: You should get a booster if two months have passed. As of today, you should get a booster if your last dose was on or before

You can obtain vaccination free locally at many nearby locations including pharmacies through Walgreens, CVS (inside Target), and Jewel-Osco. Appointments are typically available on the same day. 

Questions regarding vaccine administration in our area should be directed to the Lake County Health Department or your healthcare provider. The Village of Lake Bluff does not have a direct role in administering the vaccine.