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Will DePaul host a vaccine clinic?

(DePaul University/Randall Spriggs)
​​As more faculty, staff and students have become eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, a question people frequently ask is whether DePaul will hold a vaccine clinic.

​The answer is: We're working on it.

DePaul has a medical partner who is willing to help us hold an on-campus vaccine clinic. The issue is receiving a supply of vaccine.

In Chicago, the city decides how to distribute the vaccine it receives. Vaccines are not available directly for an on-campus clinic from the federal government or the state of Illinois. Likewise, while other universities in Chicago with health systems may be administering vaccines, they have not received supplies exclusively for use by their faculty and staff. At this time, the vaccine supply is still limited, and the city has been focused on providing vaccines based on equity and public health priorities.

University administrators are hopeful vaccine supplies from the federal government will continue to increase and we will be able to host a clinic at some point. The timing is dependent on DePaul being granted a supply.

What you can do: seek a vaccine appointment as soon as you are eligible and use DePaul's resources to help you locate an appointment.

As of April 12, Illinois residents ages 16 and over are eligible to receive the vaccine under the state of Illinois' plan. Starting April 19, Chicago residents 16 and over are expected to become eligible to receive the vaccine in Chicago. However, Chicago residents in this category can search for appointments outside of Chicago beginning April 12.

Information on scheduling an appointment is available on DePaul's COVID-19 Vaccine webpage. Please make sure to check residency requirements for all appointments.

If you have questions about the vaccine, call DePaul at (773) 325-3221. DePaul staff answer this hotline Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call takers can help answer questions on vaccine eligibility and appointment locations. Please note call takers will not book appointments for you. You also can email