Student Vaccination Reminder

Dear Students,

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 (, as well as the city’s vaccine page (, 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:

For questions regarding the safety and efficacy of any of the vaccines, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine page.

Thank you.


Alan W. Cramb
Alan W. Cramb
President, Illinois Institute of Technology

Peter Kilpatrick
Peter Kilpatrick
Provost, Illinois Institute of Technology