|Message Sent To:||All Faculty, All Staff, All Students|
|Message From:||Message from the Office of the President, Message from the Wellness Center|
|Date Sent:||Friday, March 26, 2021 10:40 AM CDT|
Phase 1C Vaccine Distribution
March 26, 2021
Great news! As of Monday, March 29, all Loyola University Chicago faculty and staff in Chicago and Illinois will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Monday, the City of Chicago will expand the number of people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1C to include higher education workers who live in Chicago. For faculty and staff living outside of Chicago but within Illinois, you became eligible on Monday, March 22. If you live outside Illinois, we encourage you to check with your health care provider, pharmacy, and/or your county health department. Chicago’s 1C expansion also includes people 16–64 years of age with underlying health conditions. Higher education eligibility includes student workers such as teaching assistants and residence hall assistants.
On April 12, vaccination will open to Illinois residents outside of Chicago who are 16 years of age or older. On May 1, Chicago expects to open vaccination to all Chicagoans age 16 and older.
Once you qualify to receive the vaccine, Loyola encourages you to schedule a vaccination appointment anywhere they are available. Among the many sites offering scheduling assistance and/or vaccination site information are:
The vaccine tracking option is also available on the Loyola Health App.
Keep in mind that while you are vaccine eligible, you will still need perseverance and patience in scheduling your vaccine appointment in the next month(s) until appointments are more widely available.
Thank you to our faculty, staff, and students who have received the vaccine and to everyone who will be scheduling their vaccination for living the Jesuit value of “being persons for others” during this challenging time. The increased availability of vaccines helps protect our community, our city, and beyond.
For vaccine resources, visit LUC.edu/coronavirus/vaccine. Visit Loyola’s COVID-19 website for information on Loyola’s COVID-19 response, and email any questions to COVID-19support@LUC.edu. We will continue to update you as this situation evolves.
In the meantime, stay well, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing to protect yourself and others.
Together in Loyola,
Thomas M. Kelly
Senior Vice President for Administrative Services
Office of the President
Joan Holden, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
Director, Wellness Center