Vaccine Eligibility

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines

As of Wednes­day, May 12, every­one ages 12 and up are eli­gi­ble to receive a COVID-19 vac­cine in Illi­nois. We encour­age every­one who is eli­gi­ble to get a vac­cine as soon as they are able to sched­ule one.

COVID-19 vac­cines work and have been proven safe through test­ing, Emer­gency Use Autho­riza­tion (EUA) and sev­er­al months of use in the Unit­ed States. All present­ly avail­able vac­cines offer sub­stan­tial reduc­tion in the risk of severe COVID ill­ness, hos­pi­tal­iza­tion and death. These vac­cines are a crit­i­cal com­po­nent to putting the pan­dem­ic behind us.

All eli­gi­ble patients can sched­ule an appoint­ment for a vac­cine online through our Care Nav­i­ga­tor, through a MyD­MGHealth account or by call­ing 1 – 888−693−6437.

At our vac­cine clin­ics, patients will sched­ule their sec­ond dose appoint­ment for the Mod­er­na or Pfiz­er vac­cine while they are being observed for 15 min­utes fol­low­ing their first dose.

COVID-19 mRNA Vac­cine Boost­er for Immuno­com­pro­mised Individuals

The CDC now rec­om­mends that peo­ple whose immune sys­tems are com­pro­mised mod­er­ate­ly to severe­ly should receive an addi­tion­al does of mRNA COVID-19 vac­cine after their ini­tial 2 dos­es. The addi­tion­al dose should be received at least 28 days fol­low­ing the sec­ond dose of ini­tial Pfiz­er or Mod­er­na mRNA vac­cine series. (No boost­er is rec­om­mend­ed if your ini­tial vac­cine was the John­son & John­son sin­gle dose vaccine.)

Addi­tion­al dos­es are rec­om­mend­ed for patients who have:

  • Been receiv­ing active can­cer treat­ment for tumors or can­cers of the blood
  • Received an organ trans­plant and are tak­ing med­i­cine to sup­press the immune system
  • Received a stem cell trans­plant with­in the last 2 years or are tak­ing med­i­cine to sup­press the immune system
  • Mod­er­ate or severe pri­ma­ry immunodeficiency
  • Advanced or untreat­ed HIV infection
  • Active treat­ment with high-dose cor­ti­cos­teroids or oth­er drugs that may sup­press your immune response

You may sched­ule your addi­tion­al dose of vac­cine by com­plet­ing the Symp­tom Check­er in MyD­MGHealth (MyChart) or by call­ing 888−693−6437. We will ask that you attest to one of these cri­te­ria when sched­ul­ing your appoint­ment through MyD­MGHealth or over the phone.

Our vac­cine boost­er dos­es will be admin­is­tered at the fol­low­ing loca­tions. You will receive a boost­er of the same vac­cine as your ini­tial series:

  • 801 Ogden Avenue, Lisle – Pfizer
  • 430 Penn­syl­va­nia Avenue, Glen Ellyn – Moderna
  • 17495 South LaGrange Road, Tin­ley Park — Moderna