Lurie Children's is offering booster Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals ages 12 years and older through our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. Appointments are prioritized for youth and their families who live in Chicago, but appointments for anyone who is eligible will be available based on our vaccine supply.
Please note that when the vaccine is authorized for younger children, we will update this page.
How to Schedule Your Vaccine Appointment
You must have an appointment scheduled to visit our vaccine clinic. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins.
Immunocompromised Lurie Children's Employees
Lurie Children’s is offering boosters to individuals who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised, as defined below. We will broaden booster access following CDC guidelines.
To schedule your Booster Vaccine appointment, please call the COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center at 312.227.7300. Please do not use the scheduling link below.
Immunocompromised Individuals Ages 12 & Older
Lurie Children’s is offering boosters to individuals who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised. We will broaden booster access following CDC guidelines.
To schedule your Booster Vaccine appointment, please click the link below:
The moderately or severely immuno-compromised cohort makes up about 3% of the general population. Per the CDC, you are considered moderately or severely immuno-compromised if you:
Recently received or are receiving immunosuppressive chemotherapy for cancer, or any therapy for a blood based/hematological malignancy. Many cancer treatments such as hormonal therapies are not immunosuppressive. Patients with certain hematological cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma may qualify, even if not on treatment.
Received an organ transplant and took, or are taking, medications to suppress the immune system
Received a stem cell transplant and took, or are taking, medications to suppress the immune system
Have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
Have advanced or untreated HIV infection
Underwent or are undergoing active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (20 mg or more per day) or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
The third booster dose for immunocompromised individuals age 12 years and older should be given at least 28 days after the second dose.
The CDC recommends that booster doses be the same brand as the initial vaccine. Lurie Children’s is offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine only.
You may schedule your first or second dose by calling our COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center at 312.227.7300.
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 12 may receive the COVID-19 vaccination during your existing primary care appointment. Vaccine will be available at Dayton, Uptown, and Lincoln Park Outpatient Centers and all Town & Country sites as part of your child’s appointment.
Non-Established Patients: If you are not an established patient and are seeking a vaccine appointment, please refer to the following resources:
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.
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
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.
Please note, Lurie Children’s is unable to offer appointments for those seeking only a second dose after receiving their first dose at another provider.
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.