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 providing the COVID-19 vaccine at a number of locations on our campus and at our clinics throughout the city.
Pfizer vaccine available to individuals age 12+.
Location: Illinois Medical District, near the University of Illinois Hospital
Pfizer vaccine available to UI Health patients.
Location: Ashland Avenue/18th Street
UI Health is offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to kids 5 — 11 years old. Click here for details and how to schedule appointments.
UI Health is offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters to UI Health patients and Chicagoans who are eligible at our locations throughout Chicago. Click here to find out if you're eligible for a booster.
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.