News: Vaccine Anticipation

The news is very exciting that the COVID mRNA vaccination from Pfizer was approved for emergency use and is beginning to be distributed across the country.Supplies will be limited.  Currently, the vaccine will be distributed through the major medical centers and through county health departments.  The first priority (1a) will be to vaccinate front-line healthcare workers and nursing home residents. From there, essential workers, first responders, and then those with chronic conditions and the elderly.

It will be months before there is vaccine available for the general population. Based on where you live, there is no harm in signing up for a vaccine through Lake County here:

And Cook County here:
Below are other links that will give vaccine updates and availability at the major medical centers.  There currently is NOT a way for the general population to register for a vaccine at either North Shore University or Northwestern Medicine.

We will NOT have the mRNA vaccine in the office. We are hopeful that other of the vaccines may be available at the office after they are approved in the coming months.  We are following the situation closely.
We need to be prepared to stay safe for several more months through Wearing a mask, Watching distances, and Washing hands.  The type of “herd immunity” needed to return to life without these safety measures will require at least 70% of the population to be immunized.
 There is a light at the end of the tunnel.  For now, the virus continues to be extremely active and dangerous.  Please stay safe!  We will continue to keep you updated.