February 17, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Nearly $50 Million to Support Expanded Vaccine Distribution in Cook County


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced a total of $49,629,801.50 in federal funding to support COVID-19 vaccination administration in Cook County. The funding is being awarded to the Cook County government by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Making sure as many Illinoisans as possible are vaccinated is one of the most important things we can do to get to the other side of this public health crisis, and this federal funding will help provide Cook County with the resources necessary to efficiently and equitably vaccinate its residents,” Duckworth said. “I’ll keep working alongside Senator Durbin, Governor Pritzker and state and local health officials to support Illinoisans, especially those from hard-hit communities, as we continue making progress in overcoming this deadly virus.”

“This emergency funding will provide critical support to Cook County’s health infrastructure and ensure more people get vaccinated in an efficient and equitable manner,” Durbin said. “Senator Duckworth and I are committed to ensuring that the federal government keeps its foot on the accelerator so Illinois and our country can get through this crisis.”