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Information About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Information Regarding Availability of Vaccines in Diocese of Joliet Counties

The distribution of approved COVID-19 vaccines is a coordinated efforts between the federal, state and local governments, as well as county health departments and licensed health facilities, such as hospitals, clinics or pharmacies.  

The State of Illinois proposes a "phased" vaccination plan, assuring that heathcare personnel and long-term care facilities receive the first available vacciations, followed by vulnerable individuals and frontline essential workers.

Depending on medical conditions, your employment, location or available medical providers, the vaccine is becoming available to different people at different times.  Generally, coordination of distributing the vaccine locally is being coordinated through your local county health department.  Here are links to the seven county health departments located in the Diocese of Joliet boundaries**:

**All of the above links will direct you away from www.dioceseofjoliet.org and to pages controlled by local government entities. The Diocese of Joliet is not responsible for the content of these pages, nor does it necessarily endorse all information included on those sites. These links are provided only for the convenience of those looking for more information on the availability of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Information for Catholics on the Moral Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccines

Diocese of Joliet offices have received a number of questions regarding the ethical and moral considerations regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Illinois bishops through the Catholic Conference of Illinois (CCI) have issued several statements and moral guidance on this issue. 

Visit our Office for Human Dignity website for more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as opportunities to advocate for ethical vaccine development.