A Special E-News Message from the Village President, Catherine M. Adduci

January, 27, 2021

A Special E-News Message from the Village President, Catherine M. Adduci

January 27, 2021

Dear River Forest Residents,

On Monday, I sent an important message sharing information from the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) about the County’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program. If you have not read that message, please do so by clicking here

I would like to provide some updates and clarifications. 

  • The distribution of vaccines and management of the vaccine process is the responsibility of  the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH). 
  • The Village of River Forest is under the jurisdiction of the CCDPH as our health department thereby the distribution and management of the COVID19 vaccine is handled completely by CCDPH.
  • The Village of River Forest is not distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. While we continue to stand ready to assist if needed, vaccine distribution is the responsibility of and being managed by the CCDPH. The County is distributing vaccines throughout Cook County, including River Forest, but can only do so as supply allows.
  • The Village of River Forest and the River Forest COVID-19 Senior Response Team are working to help provide information to the community and answer questions to the best of our ability. If you have questions regarding this process, please call the River Forest COVID-19 Senior Response Team at 708-613-1642. 

Appointments to receive the vaccine are being made available based on the number of doses received by Cook County and its partners. The supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses is extremely limited. As more supply is available, more appointments will be made available. 

Please be patient. I appreciate how anxious River Forest seniors and other eligible residents are to receive the vaccination and that it can be frustrating when no appointments are available. According to officials at CCDPH, residents that sign up through the portal and who are eligible to receive the vaccine, will receive email notifications about appointments that are available at sites nearest to them. Residents are also encouraged to check back on the County website (using the link provided in the confirmation email) to check for available appointments at other County facilities or with their private partners such as Jewel or Walgreens in River Forest.

If you have not already, please CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP.


Catherine M. Adduci, Village President

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