Updated 02-05-2021 – For up-to-date information, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Page.
Beginning Monday, February 8th, 2021, Greater Family Health will begin vaccinating existing Greater Family Health patients eligible under phase 1a and 1b at various Health Center locations. As a part of a coordinated effort with various counties including Cook, DeKalb, Kane and McHenry, Greater Family Health anticipates a sufficient supply of vaccines to begin offering the Moderna vaccine to eligible individuals.
Greater Family Health has engaged in an essential role in the fight against COVID-19 and continues to expand services in order to meet the needs of area residents. Initially, Greater Family Health began providing COVID-19 testing at the beginning of the pandemic, providing LabCorp’s nasal swab testing, while later expanding this service to offer LabCorp’s serological antibody testing and, recently, Abbott’s BinaxNOW rapid test. Virtual Visits also continue to be offered at all 9 Health Centers to facilitate the provision of essential health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vaccine administration to existing Greater Elgin Family Care Center patients will initially be available in 2 locations beginning February 8, 2021: Greater Family Health in Hanover Park and McHenry. Due to the delay of shipment receipt from the State of Illinois, we will be delaying appointments at Greater Family Health in Sycamore until February 9, 2021.
Eligible patients interested in obtaining the vaccine must call 844-599-3700 to schedule their 30-minute appointment.
Vaccines are available by appointment only. Appointments will be available from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Greater Family Health, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Greater Family Health (3901 Mercy Dr., McHenry, IL) and 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Greater Family Health (1515 E Lake St Suite 202 Hanover Park, IL) , Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of the vaccine, it is essential that appointments are kept to prevent vaccines from being wasted. Patients will schedule a second appointment to receive the second dose of the vaccine at the end of their first appointment.
Patients scheduled to receive the vaccine will be required to bring proof of eligibility for 1a or 1b such as an ID/Driver’s License, proof of employment, an Employee ID, or a recent pay stub. If you are not eligible for the criteria for 1a or 1b, your appointment request will be rejected. To check your eligibility, please see pages 13-15 of the State of Illinois Vaccination Plan V5.0.