Disease Prevention and Vaccine Information
The Village of Niles and the Niles Senior Center do not provide COVID-19 vaccinations; other organizations handle this process.
The Village of Niles made an automated call to the public on January 25, 2021 with the following information:
The Cook County Department of Public Health has announced further details about Covid-19 vaccination, including an online portal and telephone hotline. The Cook County Health website to sign up for COVID-19 updates and information about scheduling an appointment is vaccine.cookcountyil.gov. The telephone hotline is (833) 308-1988. The call center is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.
Please note, the COVID-19 vaccination process is led by the Cook County Department of Public Health. The Village of Niles government and the Niles Senior Center CANNOT administer COVID-19 vaccines, nor register individuals, nor make vaccination appointments.
The State is now in vaccination Phase 1b, which includes all individuals age 65 and older, as well as several specific groups of essential workers. Please be aware that demand for the vaccine currently greatly outweighs the available supply, and it will take weeks to schedule everyone eligible for phase 1b.
Vaccinations require an appointment. You might receive your vaccine through Cook County; through a healthcare provider; through select pharmacy locations; or through your employer. Again, the COVID-19 vaccination effort is led by the Cook County Department of Public Health. The Village of Niles government and the Niles Senior Center CANNOT administer COVID-19 vaccines, nor register individuals, nor make vaccination appointments.
When you register with the County, appointments might not currently be available, but the system will notify you once more appointments are available. If you are not yet eligible in phase 1b, you can still register in the system to receive information updates. Again, the phone number is (833) 308-1988. The website is vaccine.cookcountyil.gov. The Village has also gathered online links to information resources, which can be found at www.vniles.com/covid19.
If you are unable to register for this vaccination system over the phone and feel uncomfortable navigating the internet, please consider safely reaching out to a family member, close friend, or neighbor who can help you navigate these online resources.
Thank you for your attention and cooperation. To hear this automated phone call, you can dial (847) 588-8080. Please note that this phone line is not monitored.
The following are authoritative resources for further information about COVID-19 vaccination:
- Cook County Department of Public Health: https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/covid-vaccine/
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html
- Illinois Department of Public health: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan
If you have further questions about COVID-19 vaccination, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider.
NEW: Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Survey Online Form
From the Cook County Department of Public Health, as of 1/5/2021:
As the COVID vaccine continues to be distributed throughout Cook County, the Cook County Department of Public Health is surveying individual healthcare and essential workers who live or work in suburban Cook County, as well as suburban Cook County residents to understand their interest in receiving the vaccine. The survey responses will be used to understand demand and build appropriate capacity to vaccinate. This is not a vaccine registry. It is a survey tool to assist in planning as additional vaccine is distributed. By completing the survey, individuals will be added to a list to receive updates on COVID-19 vaccine availability including the timing and scheduling. Please note that the vaccine supply is still limited. High risk individuals as defined by the CDC are currently being prioritized.
Coronavirus Information Links
For current, authoritative information on the novel Coronavirus, visit the following web sites:
Confirmed COVID Cases
According to the Cook County Department of Public Health, as of January 22, 2021, there have been 3259 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Niles, with 203 COVID-related deaths reported.
The Cook County Department of Public Health and the Cook County Medical Examiner maintain records regarding the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, respectively. The Village of Niles does not receive information on overall COVID-19 cases directly, but Village employees will periodically check for updates to include on this page.
To view up-to-date numbers for cases in Niles, please visit the Cook County Department of Public Health’s "COVID-19 Surveillance Data" page, click on "Map," and select "Cumulative Count." To view up-to-date numbers for COVID-related deaths in Niles, please visit the Cook County Medical Examiner's COVID-19 Related Deaths page and select Niles under "Residence City."
Health Tips - Protect Yourself and Your Community
The Village of Niles encourages everyone to take common-sense precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes covering coughs, washing your hands frequently (and for at least 20 seconds), and maintaining social distancing. It is critical to maintain social distancing, even outdoors.
Wearing cloth face coverings is required, in order to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others, especially in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g. grocery stores and pharmacies). Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
Subscribe to Village Information
For the latest updates from the Village of Niles, residents should visit the Village website at www.vniles.com and sign up for emergency alerts and the e-newsletter at www.vniles.com/alert.