⚠ COVID-19 INFORMATION: Resources, Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Information

Lurie Children's is offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals ages 12 and older. Please note that when the vaccine is authorized for younger children, we will update this page. 

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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.  

NOTE: If you are 16-18 years old and an established Lurie Children's patient and MyChart user, please check your MyChart account for a message on how to schedule your vaccine. If you have not received a message in your MyChart account, please sign up using the instructions below. 

Scheduling 1st Dose: 

  • To sign up to receive an invitation to schedule an appointment when a vaccine becomes available, please click the link below. 

    Sign up for a vaccine appointment

  • If you are signing up multiple family members, you will need to submit separate sign-up forms for each individual. 

Scheduling 2nd Dose: 

  • Your second dose appointment will be automatically scheduled exactly 21 days after your first dose and at the same time slot as your first dose. For example, if your first dose was scheduled for Friday, May 7 at 2 p.m., your second dose will automatically be scheduled for Friday, May 28 at 2 p.m. Please keep this in mind when scheduling your first appointment.
  • If you need to change the date of your second appointment, please call 312.227.7300.

Vaccine Hours & Location

Available appointment dates are on Fridays, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Saturdays/Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Our COVID-19 vaccine clinic is located at: 

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue 
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 

A patient is considered established if they have been seen within the Medical Center, Town & Country Pediatrics, or Almost Home Kids within the past two years.

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. – 8 p.m. 
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Sundays: 9 a.m. – 5 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: 

  1. You have a MyChart account, a copy of your vaccine information will be sent to your account following your appointment.
    • Log into MyChart at mychart.luriechildrens.org. 
    • Open the menu on the left. 
    • Under My Record, click Health Summary.   
    • Click on the Immunizations tab. 
    • Your COVID-19 vaccination record will be listed.

To sign up for a MyChart account, go to mychart.luriechildrens.org.  

  1. 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:

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. Dose 2 will be automatically scheduled after you receive Dose 1. Please note that you must be able to commit to attending appointments for both doses, as the vaccine is not considered effective after only one dose.   

Second Dose Information

We will schedule your second appointment when you receive your first dose. 

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. 

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.