Our office knows that many constituents are still seeking out help getting to fully vaccinated status and are looking for boosters. Go to chi.gov/covidvax for more details.
Our office recommends that residents protect themselves and loved ones by getting flu shots before the city is blanketed with snow! Find the nearest clinic using the city’s online Find a Flu Shot interactive map. With the CDC now recommending COVID vaccinations for children ages 5-11, the Chicago Department of Public Health has issued guidelines for parents on how to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 which you can see here.
FREE flu shots will be available in the Uptown neighborhood at the Uptown WIC 845 W. Wilson Ave. 2nd Level. If you would like to register for an appointment click HERE. Walk-ins also welcome.
Additionally COVID-19 Booster shots are now available for eligible Chicago residents. Again, go to chi.gov/covidvax for additional details.
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:
- 65 years and older
- Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
For the people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and were vaccinated two or more months ago.
People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should consult with their specialty provider about timing and dosage of vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone at no cost, including the booster shot. Vaccines will continue to be given to all eligible people living in Chicago, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
The city will be hosting several vaccination and booster shot events throughout the winter season, check out the calendar with northside events HERE.
Walgreens is now scheduling appointments for COVID-19 boosters and vaccinations.
The Chicago Department of Public Health will also be launching a program called Protect Chicago At Home starting on November 15th. Every Chicago resident ages 5 and up is eligible to receive a COVID vaccination or booster shot for free in their home and will be eligible to win a $100 Visa gift card. Interested residents can register for the program here or by calling 312-746-4835.