Since there are not enough vaccines currently available for everyone in the country to get vaccinated, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Illinois Department of Public Health have laid out a phased approach to vaccination eligibility. DuPage Medical Group’s physicians and staff are following the ACIP and local health department recommendations and phases for vaccine administration.
Eligibility within each phase is being determined based on vaccine supply. We will use MyDMGHealth to notify patients when the vaccine is available to them based on a variety of factors including age, health conditions or occupation. While we highly recommend using MyDMGHealth, if you are not able to get an account, do not worry, you will still have access to the vaccine. We will communicate with patients through their preferred communication channel – email, text or phone.
Due to high patient interest in the vaccine, MyDMGHealth may be running slower than usual. We appreciate your patience as we work to vaccinate our eligible patients as quickly as possible based on vaccine supply and appointment capacity.
- Healthcare Personnel: All paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. This recommendation pertains to paid/unpaid HCP working in a variety of healthcare settings — for example, acute care facilities, long-term acute care facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, home health care, mobile clinics, pharmacies and outpatient facilities, such as dialysis centers, physicians’ offices, dentist offices, behavioral and mental health clinics.
- Long Term Care Facility Residents
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Assisted living facilities
- Other residential care
- Frontline Essential Workers: The subset of essential workers likely at highest risk for work-related exposure to SARS-CoV‑2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because their work-related duties must be performed on-site and involve being in close proximity (<6 feet) to the public or to coworkers. ACIP has classified the following non – health care essential workers as frontline workers: first responders (e.g., firefighters and police officers), corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the education sector (teachers and support staff members) as well as child care workers.
- Patients age 65 and up
Frontline Essential Workers should log in to MyDMGHealth (MyChart) and navigate to the Symptom Checker under the main menu, completing the COVID-19 vaccine flow to inform us of your current occupation.
If you are age 65 and up, you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine as part of Illinois’ current vaccination group, Phase 1B. No further action is required of you at this time.
All eligible patients in Phase 1B are in line to receive an order for the vaccine based on their age, health history, and/or information provided in our Symptom Checker. When it is time for your vaccine, you will receive a message in your MyDMGHealth (MyChart) account or your preferred communication channel to schedule your appointment.
Please note that Phase 1B includes a large number of eligible patients. We appreciate your patience as we work to vaccinate our eligible patients as quickly as possible based on vaccine supply and appointment capacity.
We will keep this page updated with eligible phases as directed by the CDC and local health departments. We appreciate your patience as we safely move from one Phase to the next in Illinois.