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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Patty Turner Center Vaccination Open to All Eligible Who Live or Work in Lake County April 12

DEERFIELD – The Patty Turner Center vaccination site will open Monday, April 12, to anyone living or working in Lake County 16 years of age or older by appointment only. The vaccination site, located at 375 Elm Street, Deerfield, IL 60015, is operated by Doctors Test Centers (DTC), in partnership with the Lake County Health Department.

Currently, DTC is sending e-mail and text messages to people who are registered in the AllVax system with a link to schedule an appointment at the Patty Turner Center. Please be sure to check your e-mail and spam folder. After scheduling, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with a link to complete intake paperwork before your appointment. If appointment times are not filled up by AllVax registrants, additional appointments will be made available at the following registration site:

As eligibility expands, there will be groups that were high priority for vaccination that, due to access or other issues, were unable to get vaccinated. To ensure that these individuals are not left behind, community leaders are able to submit requests for closed PODS directly to DTC and public health officials to help prioritize these individuals. The intent of the closed PODS is to address high-risk populations and address health inequities that would otherwise be challenging to vaccinate. The Village has partnered with the DBR Chamber of Commerce to create closed PODS for targeted employee groups, such as restaurant workers, hotel and personal care providers (e.g. hair, nail and massage services, etc.), for the surrounding area.

The following Frequently Asked Questions is provided as a resource to those who live or work in Lake County interested in the Patty Turner Center vaccination site.

Who is administering the vaccine?
Doctors Test Centers has qualified staff members who administer the vaccines following guidelines established by the Lake County Health Department.

Is there a cost?
No. You will not pay for the vaccination. If you do not have insurance, simply indicate that on the intake form and the federal government will pay DTC directly for administering your vaccine. If you do have insurance, you will be asked to include your coverage information. Your insurance will be billed for the administration of the vaccine, however there will be no cost sharing to you, so you will receive no bill for the administration of the vaccine.

Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes. A face covering must be worn at all times.

Where is the site?  
The Patty Turner Center vaccination site is located at 375 Elm Street, Deerfield, IL 60015. Please follow the directional signage that is in place to locate the parking lot at the south end of Elm Street.

What are the hours?
The location is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Who is eligible?
As of April 12, this site is open to individuals 16 years of age or older that live or work in Lake County.

How do I sign up?
We strongly suggest that you sign up at the Lake County Health Department AllVax site at Each week, a select number of individuals registered in the AllVax system will receive email and text invitations from DTC to schedule their appointments two days before the standard registration sign up opens. Once the standard registration sign up is open, appointments can be found at the following link:

What vaccine is being provided?
DTC will offer all the COVID-19 vaccinations that are currently approved via emergency use authorization from the FDA – Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. At this time, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only available in very limited supply and it is not anticipated that this vaccine will be available at this site for several weeks to months. You cannot select your vaccine type, as supply is limited. DTC will only know the type of vaccine that will be offered a few days in advance of when they receive it.

If I already received my first dose somewhere else, can I schedule my second dose at this location?
Only appointments for the first dose are available at this time. Your second dose will be scheduled before you leave the center. It is expected that second-dose-only appointments will be made available shortly.

Are walk-in appointments available?
No. Vaccinations are by appointment only.

Can 16 and 17 year-olds sign up for appointments?
Yes. Individuals who are 16 or 17 years of age may book appointments for vaccinations at this site. Special appointment times are set aside for this purpose. Be sure to click the “Teen Vaccination Sign Up” button at the following registration link: Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a legal guardian and can only receive the Pfizer vaccine at this time.

Is there a waitlist if you are out of open appointments?
Each day, about a 2% of people scheduled do not show up. To ensure a vaccine zero-waste policy, waitlist appointments are scheduled for cancellations and no shows. If you volunteer for the waitlist and there are no extra doses available, you will be offered a scheduled appointment the next week or sooner. Please plan to show up in person at the Patty Turner Center at your scheduled waitlist time. You can register for the waitlist at the following link

Who do I contact with questions or if I have to cancel?
For questions or cancelations, contact DTC at 312.858.7638 or online at

The Patty Turner site is the result of a collaboration among the Village of Deerfield, the Deerfield Park District, DTC officials, and the Lake County Health Department to find a suitable vaccination partner and location within the Village to serve the region.


Released by the Village Manager’s Office and Deerfield Park District
Contact: David Fitzgerald-Sullivan, Communications Coordinator

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