Clear and consistent messaging about the COVID-19 vaccines will be imperative to ensure vaccine confidence now that the availability of COVID-19 vaccines has become a reality. While many questions still remain about the availability of COVID-19 vaccines for children, the below resources can be used to address questions and promote vaccine confidence. ICAAP will continue to update this content as more information becomes available.

Resources for Providers

On January 21, 2021 IDHS released a letter clarifying that family members of certain people are “health care workers” pursuant to the State of Illinois’ Vaccine Administration Plan(VAP) and thus are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination within Phase 1a.  Please share this letter with your patients and families with medical complexity who may quality to receive the COVID vaccines in the first tier.


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Illinois Department of Public Health

Cook County Department of Public Health

Chicago Department of Public Health


Resources for Families

If you have questions or additional resources to consider, please contact Suzi Montasir, MPH, ICAAP Immunizations Consultant at