1/28/21 - Reminder: Get Vaccine Information via TEXT!


Thank you to the hundreds of staff who have submitted photos and videos! SEE ABOVE!

As we continue to move forward in our vaccination campaign, we want to remind you to get up to date information about COVID-19 vaccination by texting "VACCINE" or "VACUNA" (Spanish) to 552020*

It is vital to the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, residents, patients, and clients that all who are eligible take the opportunity to vaccinate. I am thrilled to share that we have already vaccinated more than 4,000 staff, patients, and residents within our 24/7 State Operated Facilities. If you are excited and plan to vaccinate when it is your turn, we encourage you to take the IDHS COVID-19 Vaccination Pledge. Submit your photo or video by texting "SELFIE" (English) or "SPASELFIE" (Spanish) to 552020*. Then upload your photo. You will be prompted to tell us why vaccination is important to you. You can also email selfies to DHS.COVID19@Illinois.gov.

*(Message and data rates may apply. For privacy details, click here.)

Additionally, we want to reiterate the importance of continuing to be safe by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and following the other guidelines set forth by IDPH.

Thank you all for your continued cooperation.

As always, let us know of any questions and we will gladly assist!



Grace B. Hou

Secretary, IDHS