COVID-19 Vaccines - Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital


COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines. VA will have a limited amount of vaccines to start. We've worked with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a phased plan. Our goal is to do the most good for the most people during this time.

Currently, VA is offering COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans already receiving care from the VA, based on CDC and VA risk criteria. If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you.

Veterans who are not enrolled or do not currently receive care at VA can visit VA's Eligibility web page to learn more: Eligibility For VA Health Care | Veterans Affairs

Veterans in one of the categories below are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine here at Hines. They must receive primary care at Hines VA or one of the six Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). They can call the Hines VA COVID vaccine call center to schedule an appointment at 708-202-2707 or 708-202-7000. Appointments are currently only at the main Hines Hospital campus. Vaccines are given in the Hines auditorium located on the west side of campus. You can enter directly through the auditorium or the atrium entrance. The facility is open 7 days per week for appointments. Veterans may also call their provider, for scheduling.

Hines' Current Vaccination Stratification List:

-- Veterans 55+ years-old w/ the following health conditions: Diabetes, COPD, Obesity, Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, Cancer, Smokers, Sickle Cell Disease

-- Essential workers who are ENROLLED IN HINES VA HEALTHCARE - This includes fire fighters, police officers, correction officers, food and agricultural workers, United States Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the educational sector (teachers, support staff, and daycare workers)

-- Dialysis patients

-- Chemotherapy patients

-- Organ transplant Veterans

-- Homeless Veteran Program participants

-- Inpatient Spinal Cord Center

-- Community Living Center (CLC)

-- Residential Care Facility (RCF)

-- Hines VA employees

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Please Note:

Due to the high volume of calls, please be patient with the Hines COVID call center and the Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).

Veterans need to be enrolled in health care at Hines or one of its six community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) to be eligible for the vaccine. You can learn more about eligibility and how to apply at or call 1-877-222-VETS.

To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit VA's vaccine information page.

To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit VA's vaccine information page.

Contact Info


  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Contact Number(s)

  • 708-202-8387

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available