The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on May 12 that they are now recommending the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in children 12 through 15 years of age, meaning that now anyone aged 12 and older can get the shot.

“CDC now recommends that this vaccine be used among this population, and providers may begin vaccinating them right away,” reads a media release from the CDC.

Locally, anyone aged 12 and over can receive a COVID-19 vaccine at any of the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH)’s six large-scale vaccinations sites, including the one in Forest Park at 7630 Roosevelt Rd., where the Pfizer vaccine is being administered, according to the CCDPH website.

Appointments can be made, but walk-ins are welcome too. Anyone aged 12 to 18 must be physically accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on the Forest Park and other CCDPH locations for the COVID-19 vaccine, visit