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Updated Feb. 25, 2021
DePaul encourages all eligible faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at their first opportunity. The vaccines are safe, and our best hope for ending the pandemic.
The university is working closely with the city to help our students, faculty and staff access the vaccine. Employees in Chicago's phase 1b have been notified of their options.
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has indicated to DePaul that faculty and staff members who work in higher education are projected to be included in phase 1c. While the city estimates phase 1c could begin March 29, its vaccination distribution timeline is subject to change.
Phase 1c is expected to include all university employees, regardless of their classification as faculty or staff, and student employees whose work requires them to be on campus. We expect further clarification from the city as more supplies become available and we get close to phase 1c, especially as it pertains to student employees.
Students living in Chicago are expected to become eligible in phase 2.
The city's vaccination timeline is subject to change and is dependent on the city receiving increasingly larger quantities of the vaccine. While the state expanded vaccine eligibility to Illinoisans with serious medical conditions on Feb. 25, the city is not receiving enough of the vaccine to do so. Read more about this on the city's website or in the Chicago Tribune.
Only people who fall under the city's phase 1a or 1b can schedule vaccine appointments at this time. Appointments for phase 1c are not available. DePaul faculty, staff or students
who fall under a current phase should seek a vaccine:
If you live outside of Chicago, please check your local public health website to learn about potential vaccine information and notification efforts.
Keep in mind that the vaccine is only one part of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to wear a face mask and practice social distancing—even if you have been vaccinated—to help Take Care DePaul.
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Check your state's public health agency's website.