Please note our COVID-19 Clinic is currently full. We will update this page once there is availability.
How to Schedule Your Vaccine Appointment
Lurie Children's is prioritizing youth and their families who live in Chicago, but appointments for anyone who is eligible will be available based on our vaccine supply.
You must have an appointment scheduled to visit our vaccine clinic. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins.
Our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is currently full. Please check back for updates.
Recently, the CDC announced continued vaccination opportunities based on age and health. This additional vaccine is called either Dose 3 or Booster depending on the criteria that best aligns to you:
It is called Dose 3 because it is considered a continuation of your recommended treatment.
It is called a booster because it is an optional continuation of your treatment.
They are identical shots to each other, as well as being identical to the first two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Lurie Children's is offering these additional Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic:
Dose 3 (to be administered 28 days after Dose 2)
Moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals ages 12 years and older.
Booster (to be administered 6 months after Dose 2)
Individuals 65 years and older
Individuals 50 – 64 years old who have high-risk medical conditions
Individuals 18 – 49 years old (after discussion about risks and benefits with primary care provider)
Individuals 18 – 64 years old in jobs where risk of exposure is high, such as healthcare workers, teachers, public transportation, and emergency responders (after discussion about risks and benefits with primary care provider)
Established Patients (seen within the Medical Center at Lurie Children’s, Town & Country, and Almost Home Kids within the past two years): You or your child (over the age of 5) may receive the COVID-19 vaccination during select existing primary care appointments based on vaccine availability.
Non-Established Patients: If you are not an established patient and are seeking a vaccine appointment, please refer to the resources listed below. The vaccine will also be available at local pharmacies in the city and suburbs.
A map with directions, public transportation routes and parking information is available in English,Spanish and Polish.
Public Transportation: Lurie Children's entrance is a few blocks east of the Chicago & State stop of the CTA's Red Line, and can also be accessed from the #66 bus, or any of the North Michigan Avenue bus routes.
Street Parking: There is usually some street parking available in the area on weekends that costs $3.50 per hour with a two-hour limit. Please read posted signs carefully for restrictions.
Garage Parking: Discounted parking will be available at the Huron-Superior garage (222 E. Huron St.) directly across from the hospital entrance on Superior St. There is a pedestrian bridge that connects this garage to the second floor of our hospital. If using this garage, parking validation is required and available at the second-floor concierge desk. The validated cost is $11 for less than 7 hours.
When you arrive at the hospital:
Head to the second floor.
Please check in at the Concierge desk with your government-issued ID for security purposes and communicate the reason for your visit. Remember to validate your parking here, if needed.
You will receive a security badge and be directed to take the elevators up to the 11th floor.
When you arrive at the 11th floor:
You will see signage directing you to the vaccine clinic in the conference center.
Once you arrive at the vaccine clinic, check in and present your insurance card. If you have insurance, we will bill them for this visit. You will not receive a bill from Lurie Children’s.
After receiving the vaccine, you will be directed to the observation room to be observed for adverse reactions for 15 to 30 minutes depending on your history of allergic reactions.
If your child has recently had COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should wait until they are out of isolation or quarantine before receiving the vaccine. Isolation after being diagnosed with COVID-19 is generally 10 days but may be longer if your child has prolonged symptoms, was hospitalized, or has a weak immune system. Quarantine following exposure to someone with COVID-19 is generally 14 days.
Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine can be given at the same time as other vaccines, including influenza. If you recently received another vaccine, you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available.
Scheduling Your Vaccine Appointment
Appointments are shown in real time based on vaccine availability. We encourage you to check back often, or you may choose to schedule an appointment at one of the Illinois vaccination locations listed here.
Vaccine appointments are based on availability and will not be made available more than 20 days in advance.
Vaccination invitations expire exactly 7 days after they are sent. Even if vaccine appointments are not currently available or if you need to delay making your appointment, you will still be able to schedule an appointment when one is available that works for you.
If you need to reschedule your vaccine appointment, please call 312.227.7300.
If you have questions about scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine appointment once you’ve received an invitation, please call the COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 312.227.7300.
The vaccine clinic is open:
Fridays: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sundays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
At Your Vaccine Appointment
You will receive the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination card at your vaccine appointment. If you lose the vaccination card and:
You have a MyChart account, a copy of your vaccine information will be sent to your account following your appointment.
You do not have a MyChart account, you can ask for a copy of your vaccine record. To do this, fill out the Authorization for Release of Medical Information form (English | Spanish).
If you make your appointment through MyChart, you will find your appointment details there. If you do not have a MyChart account, you will receive an email confirmation with the appointment details after scheduling.
Please bring an ID and your insurance card to your vaccine appointments. There will be no out-of-pocket cost to be vaccinated. We ask that you provide your insurance information so that we may bill your insurance company for the vaccine administration fee.
Prior to your appointment, you may also enter your insurance information by:
If you under 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you to your appointment.
Please wear a short-sleeved shirt or clothing that provides easy access to the upper arm.
No. Lurie Children’s only offers the Pfizer-BioNTech. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires two doses. Dose 2 is given 21 days after Dose 1. You may schedule your second dose with us or get the second dose in your local community. If you choose to schedule your second dose with us, please schedule it during your first dose visit.
Second Dose Information
We will schedule your second appointment when you receive your first dose.
The vaccine supply from the CDC and local health departments is based on the number of people who need the second dose of the vaccine. Please make every effort to keep your scheduled appointment.
If you need to reschedule your vaccine appointment, please call 312.227.7300.
The second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should be given as close to the recommended date as possible. However, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, if you must delay your second appointment, the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. If you need to change the date of your second appointment, please call 312.227.7300.
For more information about the vaccine and how to prepare your child for the vaccine, please refer to the resources below: