Vaccine Eligibility

Every­one ages 5 and up is 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 MyChart 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.

Pedi­atric COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC has giv­en final approval of the Pfiz­er COVID-19 vac­cine for chil­dren ages 5 – 11. We now have pedi­atric COVID-19 vac­cines avail­able and inter­est­ed fam­i­lies can sched­ule appoint­ments through MyDMGHealth/​MyChart as sup­ply allows.

We are vac­ci­nat­ing chil­dren by appoint­ment at our large vac­cine site in Lisle, at 801 Ogden Avenue, which will allow for safe dis­tanc­ing and impor­tant­ly, close obser­va­tion of chil­dren fol­low­ing vac­ci­na­tion by our skilled care team mem­bers. We will expand loca­tions over time and add walk-in ser­vice as sup­ply permits.

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Vac­cine Boost­er for Indi­vid­u­als 12 and up

The CDC has strength­ened its COVID-19 Vac­cine boost­er rec­om­men­da­tions and is now encour­ag­ing all adults, 18 and old­er, to receive an mRNA COVID-19 boost­er at least 5 months fol­low­ing their ini­tial vac­cine series. Addi­tion­al­ly, the CDC rec­om­mends every­one 12 – 17-years-old receive a Pfiz­er-BioN­Tech COVID-19 boost­er at least 5 months after their ini­tial Pfiz­er vac­cine series. 

You may sched­ule your COVID-19 vac­cine boost­er online through our Care Nav­i­ga­tor, through a MyChart account or by call­ing 1 – 888−693−6437.

Our vac­cine boost­er dos­es will be admin­is­tered at the fol­low­ing locations. 

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

Vac­cine Boost­er for Immuno­com­pro­mised Individuals

The CDC now rec­om­mends that indi­vid­u­als 18 and up whose immune sys­tems are com­pro­mised mod­er­ate­ly to severe­ly should receive an addi­tion­al dose 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 the ini­tial Pfiz­er or Mod­er­na mRNA vac­cine series. (No boost­er is rec­om­mend­ed if your ini­tial vac­cine was the John­son & John­son sin­gle-dose vaccine.)

As of Jan­u­ary 6, 2022, the CDC is rec­om­mend­ing that mod­er­ate­ly or severe­ly immuno­com­pro­mised indi­vid­u­als age 5 and up who received the ini­tial Pfiz­er vac­cine series, receive an addi­tion­al dose of the Pfiz­er vac­cine 28 days after their sec­ond dose.

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 COVID-19 vac­cine boost­er online through our Care Nav­i­ga­tor, through a MyChart account or by call­ing 1 – 888−693−6437.