UPDATED LOCATIONS: Autism-Friendly Covid Vaccination Sites in Chicagoland

SEE BELOW FOR UPDATED LOCATIONS.

COVID-19 vaccinations are helping us beat the pandemic, but we know that the vaccination process can be stressful for some individuals with autism. Now that vaccines are available for ages 12 and up, it’s even more important to help alleviate any anxieties for young people and adults with an autism spectrum disorder.

The Illinois Autism Partnership of Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford is excited to announce autism-friendly vaccine sites in the Chicagoland area! These sites have worked in collaboration with Illinois Autism Partnership (IAP) to include accommodations such  as limited-to-no wait times, visual supports, social stories, schedules, an available quiet area, and a multitude of other “autism-friendly” accommodations to make the COVID-19 vaccination process as smooth as possible for your child or loved one. All sites accept walk-ins or can be contacted directly to make an appointment.

“We want to make sure that everyone who has decided to get their child or loved one vaccinated has access to autism-friendly vaccination sites, if they need them. We are all in this together!” says Sarah Smith, IAP’s Manager of Training.

Check out an IAP Social Story to help explain the COVID-19 vaccination process to those with autism.

List of Autism-friendly COVID Vaccine Sites
Holy Family Plaza Pharmacy 

1400 E. Golf Rd 

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Phone – 847-296-1400

Fax – 847-296-1431

Hours – Mon-Fri. – 10.00am – 6.30 pm 

Sat. – 9.00 am – 2 pm 

Mara Pharmacy 

129 S Roselle Rd Ste 200

Schaumburg, IL 60193

Phone – 847.641.5123

Fax – 847.641.5128

Hours- MWF 9:00-5:30, Thursday 9:00-1:00

Saturday- 8:00-5:30 

Tuesday/Sunday- Closed

Rana -Reagan Pharmacy 

398 W Army Trail Rd Unit 120

Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone – (847) 610-5169

Fax – (847) 610-3166

Hours – Mon-Fri. 9.30am-5.30pm

Broadway Medical Center 

151 Broadway Ave 

Melrose Park, IL 60160

708-345-8960

Broadway Medical Clinic

4009 Warren Ave 

Bellwood, IL 60101

708-343-1300

Broadway Medical Care 

414 West Lake St 

Addison, IL 60101

630-352-0062

Published by Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford

Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford serves nearly 30,000 clients annually and proudly employs 600+ dedicated professionals in programs across the Chicagoland and Rockford regions of Illinois. Established in 1936, we support children, individuals with disabilities, and their families through two pillars of work: Comprehensive Autism and Behavioral Services and Early Learning and Developmental Services

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