By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County officials will release about 22,000 first-dose appointments for COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday afternoon, covering shots being given out at four suburban mass vaccination sites.

Cook County Health said it will open up the new appointments at 4 p.m. Thursday for vaccinations at:

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  • Forest Park Community Vaccination Center at 7630 Roosevelt Rd.,
  • South Suburban College at 15800 State St. in South Holland,
  • Triton College at 2000 5th Ave in River Grove,
  • Des Plaines Community Vaccination Center at 1155 E. Oakton St.

The appointments will cover shots being given out on Friday, Saturday, and Monday only.

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You can register for an appointment at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov, or by calling 833-308-1988 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Appointments will be available to anyone in Cook County currently eligible for a vaccine, including healthcare workers, long-term care facility residents and staff, all essential workers, people age 65 and older, and people age 16 and up with certain underlying health conditions.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff