Getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Southern Illinois

February 9, 2021

SSM Health Medical Group began providing COVID-19 vaccinations to the community based on the state’s phased approach. More information about each phase and who may qualify can be found by visiting the state’s vaccine website at­covid19/vaccine-­distribution.
To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination:

• Pre-register to be notified when a vaccine appointment is available for you at https://www.­
• Select “Get notified when a vaccine appointment is available for you” and fill in your information.
• Once you complete the form, SSM Health will notify you to schedule your vaccination appointment

Please note, although you may have family members or other loved ones who wish to receive the vaccine, SSM Health must follow the guidelines set by the State of Illinois. Currently, vaccines are prioritized for those who are at highest risk for COVID-19. As more supplies become available, SSM Health will be able to expand their services to the broader community. SSM Health is optimistic that the amount of vaccines will be increased in the upcoming weeks. By completing the online form, it will ensure you get on the list to be notified as more vaccines become available.
Please be patient as SSM Health proactively works to offer vaccinations as efficiently as possible and continue to be vigilant in protecting yourself and others from spreading illness: wear a mask, maintain social distance, practice frequent hand washing, do not gather with people you do not live with, and stay home when you are sick.

If you have questions about the vaccine, please refer to the CDC or the IDPH for the most accurate, up-to-date information. You can also visit SSM Health’s frequently asked questions page at

Joe Glatz of Mt. Vernon receives his COVID-19 vaccination.