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COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and one of the best ways to protect yourself and loved ones.

Getting the vaccine adds another layer of protection that can help to keep you and those around you safe. More vaccine types are becoming available. Building defenses against COVID-19 is a team effort and you play a key role in that effort.

How to Get the Vaccine

UI Health is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine at University Village Vaccination Site, Pilsen Family Health Center, Pop-up Site in South Shore, and various Mile Square locations.

Walk-Ins Welcome at University Village

Getting the vaccine is easy! UI Health’s vaccination site at 724 W. Maxwell St. is accepting both appointments and walk-ins Tuesday & Wednesday from 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 4 pm.

Questions About the Vaccine

We understand you may have some questions about the vaccine. We encourage you to visit and review the Frequently Asked Questions on the Chicago Department of Public Health for more information. 

Information For Immunocompromised Patients

The CDC is now recommending moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals who previously received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, should get a third booster dose at least 28 days after their second dose. Immunocompromised generally includes those who are undergoing cancer treatments, recent organ or blood transplant, have uncontrolled HIV/AIDS, or are receiving immune-suppressing medications. More detailed information can be found on the CDC's website.

To schedule your third dose:

  • MyChart: Schedule an appointment by logging into your MyChart account. If you are not able to schedule an appointment in the Visits section, please send a message to your provider requesting a COVID vaccine booster order to be placed.  
  • Phone: Call 833.53.MYVAX (833.536.9829) to speak with a nurse. You'll be asked a series of questions and scheduled for an appointment at our on-campus vaccine site, UI Health Eye & Ear Infirmary, 1855 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60612.

If you are immunocompromised and not a UI Health patient, please contact your regular doctor or call 833.53.MYVAX (833.536.9829) to speak with a nurse.