Lurie Children’s is now offering Moderna vaccine to individuals 6 months to 4 years old (just under 5 years old). Lurie Children's will continue to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 5 years and older. See below for more information on vaccine criteria and appointment availability.
How to Schedule Your Vaccine Appointment
Vaccine Clinic for Children Under 5 Years Old
Vaccine appointments will be available on Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. The clinic will be closed July 2–3, 2022.
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 3rd floor.
When you arrive on the 3rd floor:
You will see signage directing you to the vaccine clinic
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.
COVID-19 vaccines are available to Lurie Children’s Primary Care – Town & Country Pediatrics (LCPC-TCP) patients at our locations. Please click herefor more information or follow LCPC-TCP on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
Advanced General Pediatrics at Uptown
COVID-19 vaccines will be available to Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care patients at Uptown. Please contact our office at 312.227.2610 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Advanced General Pediatrics at Deming
COVID-19 vaccines are available to Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care patients at our Clark/Deming Outpatient Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please click here to schedule an appointment at that site.
Chicago Area Pediatrics
COVID-19 vaccines are available to Chicago Area Pediatrics patients. Please contact our office at 312.227.1160 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
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.
If your child has recently had COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should wait at least until out of isolation or quarantine before receiving the vaccine, which is typically around 2 weeks after exposure or infection. After a recent COVID-19 infection, it is safe to wait up to 60-90 days after infection to receive the vaccine.
Yes, 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.
Additional vaccine doses may be required based on your age and medical history:
A third dose is recommended for those age 5 years and older with a compromised immune system 28 days after the second dose
A booster dose is recommended for individuals 5 years and older 5 months after the initial series because the first two doses may lose effectiveness over time in adults
In those who have had stem cell transplant or CAR-T since getting vaccinated, the COVID-19 vaccine series should be repeated at least 3 months after stem cell transplant or CAR-T
Lurie Children's is offering additional Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses:
Dose 3 (to be administered 28 days after Dose 2)
Available for individuals who are immunocompromised AND 5 years and older
Booster (to be administered 5 months after Dose 2)
Available for individuals 5 years and older
Lurie Children's Employees
Please schedule your appointment through MyChart. Please do not use the scheduling link below.
Individuals Who Do Not Work at Lurie Children's
To schedule your Dose 3 or Booster Vaccine appointment, please click the link below:
No. The COVID-19 vaccine given at Lurie Children’s is based on your child’s age at time of vaccination. Lurie Children’s offers the following:
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 6 months to less than 5 years old.
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 5 years and older.
If your child received Moderna Dose 1, they will receive Moderna Dose 2 to complete the primary series (including Dose 3 for immunocompromised patients).
Please bring an ID (if applicable) and your insurance card to your vaccine appointments. There will be no out-of-pocket cost to be vaccinated. If you already received the first dose, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card for clinic staff to update.
Please wear a short-sleeved shirt or clothing that provides easy access to the upper arm.
We will schedule your second appointment when you receive your first dose.
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.