Everyone ages 6 months 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.
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 6 months and up. We now have pediatric COVID-19 vaccines available and interested families can schedule appointments through MyChart as supply allows.
We are vaccinating children by appointment at our large vaccine site in Lisle — 801 Ogden Avenue (Pfizer), Glen Ellyn — 430 Pennsylvania Avenue (Moderna), and Tinley Park — 17495 La Grange Road (Moderna) 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.
Vaccine Booster for Individuals 5 and up
October 25, 2022 — The CDC has strengthened its COVID-19 Vaccine booster recommendations. Everyone ages 5 years and older should receive the updated Pfizer or Moderna (bivalent) booster at least 2 months after completing their primary series doses or one or more original (monovalent) boosters.
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.)
Additionally, the CDC recommends 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