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Anyone 5 years of age and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Find your nearest vaccination location at vaccines.gov or call (833) 621-1284 to schedule an appointment near you.

COVID-19 Ambassadors

Illinois COVID-19 Ambassadors are Illinoisans across the state who play a vital role in supporting current state efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 by promoting and sharing information among their friends, family, peers and neighbors on prevention measures, testing resources, COVID-19 vaccine and other relevant information. Any Illinoisan can volunteer to be an Ambassador.

Goal

  • Engage with and empower everyday Illinoisans across the state, in an ongoing and intentional way, to assist in COVID-19 outreach and prevention efforts.
  • Enable Illinoisans across the state to become contributors, problem solvers and partners in helping stop the spread of COVID-19.

Benefits of Being an Ambassador

  • By providing opportunities to not only voice your concerns and fears but also participate in the solutions can be empowering.
  • Enhance your communication and leadership skills.
  • Contributing to effective and innovative solutions to stop COVID-19.
  • Contributing to a culture of health and prevention among your friends, family, peers and community.

Responsibilities

  • Proactively and on an ongoing basis promote COVID-19 prevention measures and related community resources
  • Commend individuals who are practicing public health measures.
  • Provide input into the development of messaging and outreach materials.
  • Organize and implement virtual outreach activities (e.g Facebook Live event).
  • Share your success with us!

Time Commitment

The estimated monthly time commitment is about 1-2 hours.

Have questions or need more information, please contact dph.ambassadorsprogram@illinois.gov.