More than 100,000 appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the United Center's new mass vaccination site will open March 4, NBC Chicago reported.
Appointments will open exclusively to Illinois residents age 65 and older at 8:30 a.m. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said in a statement, noting that there will be two ways to sign up:
To register online, visit zocdoc.com/vaccine. Zocdoc will show real-time appointment availability and eligible residents will then be able to select a date/time and book an appointment online. Date of birth will be required when booking an appointment to confirm vaccine eligibility.
To register by phone, call 312-746-4835. This call center will be available 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m-4 p.m. on Sunday.
"Once we get to Sunday, if we don't see all of the appointments taken by people over 65, starting 4 p.m. on Sunday is when we would then open up to people with underlying conditions," Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
The United Center is one of 18 "federally-established community vaccination centers" across the country that President Joe Biden's administration highlighted as either recently opened or opening in the coming weeks.
The full article is at www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/united-center-covid-vaccine-appointments-to-open-thursday-chicagos-top-doctor-says/2451451/ .