Patient Education

While medical news and information changes continuously, A5A7 is dedicated to sharing with you some general tips and updates on local community healthcare topics that you may find helpful.

Please contact our doctors or staff for specific questions about your case. Your health is our concern.


For up to date information from the CDC, select link below and follow information regarding COVID-19:

NM starts vaccinating patients

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) have approved the transition to Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination effort. That means that Northwestern Medicine will begin inviting designated NM patients age 65 and older to be vaccinated. Invitations will be staggered according to age and ZIP code to ensure equity and efficiency.
Eligible patients will receive an invitation via their preferred communication method — text, email or phone — to schedule their vaccination appointment.
All NM patient communications, orders for vaccinations and administration will be managed at the system level. Once notified, patients who choose to receive the vaccine will be able to self-schedule their vaccination appointments using one of two methods: MyNM, powered by MyChart; or a new, custom portal.
All patient vaccinations will be conducted at an NM hospital.
For immediate vaccination information and the latest COVID-19 updates, patients should visit the COVID-19 Resource Center at

To register for your COVID-19 vaccine in your county, go to the appropriate site below:

  • Dupage County:
  • Kane County: https//
  • Cook County:https://cookcountypublic

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