Email Sent to the Campus Community on May 12, 2021
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Howard Brown Health will be returning to campus to provide first- and second-dose vaccination appointments on Saturday, May 22 from 8 a.m.–2:55 p.m. in Hermann Hall.
These appointments will be open to all students, faculty, and staff, and our neighbors throughout the Bronzeville community. We strongly encourage the entire Illinois Tech community to sign up here, if they have not already scheduled a vaccination appointment through another provider.
In partnership with State Senator Mattie Hunter, State Representative Lamont Robinson, State Representative Kam Buckner, and Alderman Pat Dowell, Howard Brown Health will be providing Moderna vaccines as either a first or second dose.
As a reminder, individuals may seek to book a second-dose appointment through other providers if the campus vaccination appointments are no longer convenient after finals. Students, faculty, and staff who live locally will also have the flexibility to schedule a second-dose appointment at another Howard Brown Health facility if their return to campus date is not convenient.
Please note that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends that “both doses of the series should be completed with the same product.” For questions regarding the safety and efficacy of any of the vaccines, please visit the CDC’s vaccine page.
Alan W. Cramb
President, Illinois Institute of Technology
Provost, Illinois Institute of Technology
*** Effective April 13, 2021
This week the State of Illinois and Cook County opened up vaccine eligibility to any individual age 16 and older, and the City of Chicago is expected to make all individuals ages 16 and older eligible next Monday, April 19.
You should review the overview of the current city, county, and state COVID-19 vaccine eligibility criteria at the links below:
The state, county, and city have all stated that eligibility does not guarantee that all individuals will be able to get a vaccine immediately. At this moment, vaccine demand continues to exceed vaccine supply, but vaccine appointments do appear to be becoming more readily available, with the state reporting a record high number of vaccinations on Monday.
We strongly urge all students to sign up for updates through both the county’s vaccine page (https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov/), as well as the city’s vaccine page (Chicago.gov/Covidvax), and to utilize the resources listed below to book appointments as early as possible:
The city also recommends that eligible persons pursue vaccine appointments through all available avenues. This includes:
Primary care physicians
City distribution centers (appointments made through ZocDoc)
County and state distribution centers (https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-location)
For questions regarding the safety and efficacy of any of the vaccines, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine page.