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

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Illinois Department of Public Health Test

All Illinoisans age 16 and up are eligible for the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines (Call (833) 621-1284 to schedule an appointment near you).

We are hopeful that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available to pediatric providers for patients 12 and above. If you have not done so already and are seeing patients, be sure to enroll to become a COVID-19 vaccinator and secure your vaccine supplies as they become available for pediatric patients.

Cook County Department of Public Health

Chicago Department of Public Health


Social Media Resources for Providers

Social Media Messages

  • Help families mask up, social distance, and get vaccinated. By educating families about vaccines and encouraging adherence to wearing masks and social distancing, you’re taking the most effective steps to protect your patients and their families from getting seriously ill. For resources for providers and families, visit
  • By getting vaccinated for COVID-19, you’re helping protect yourself and your community from further spread of the pandemic. Approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe and proven highly effective by rigorous clinical trials. By choosing to vaccinate yourself and your family, we can put an end to this pandemic together.
  • The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others, such as wearing a mask and social distancing, will offer the best protection from COVID-19.

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Resources for Families

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