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

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

VA is providing COVID-19 vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility. Get more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA.

VA is now offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to Veterans, spouses and caregivers who have already received a full series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months ago. Not all VA facilities are offering Pfizer booster shots. Learn more about COVID-19 booster shots in VA.

You can also receive your Pfizer booster outside of VA. You can locate a vaccine site at https://www.vaccines.gov/search/. Make sure to take your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card when you go!

We continue to encourage all eligible individuals to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccines

VA is providing the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines, as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supply varies by facility. Get more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA.

We are working to vaccinate as many eligible individuals as quickly as possible.

Easier access to vaccines and more people eligible

VA is adding walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations at all VA facilities and outpatient clinics that offer COVID-19 vaccines. Please check hours for vaccination clinics.

Congress has passed a law which allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Veterans
  • Spouse of a Veteran
  • Caregivers of a Veteran
  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits

If you don't receive care at VA, we encourage you to pre-register online at least one hour before you go, to save time when you arrive. While at VA you will need to wear a face mask, and physical distancing measures will be in place. For more about vaccinations at VA, visit: www.va.gov/covidvaccine.

Note: Your employer, pharmacy, or local public health officials may offer you a COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to take the first opportunity you have to get a vaccine at the most convenient location for you.

You can call the Hines VA COVID vaccine call center to schedule an appointment at 708-202-2707 or 708-202-7000. 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. 

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COVID Vaccine Details:

As of September 2021, Hives VA has given more than 58,000 COVID-19 vaccinations!

COVID-19 Vaccine Third/Additional Dose Information

Third/Additional dose is available only for immunocompromised veterans. Currently, third doses are for immunocompromised Veterans to include:

  • Immunodeficient patients
  • Cancer patients 
  • Chemotherapy patients 
  • Transplant patients 

Hines VA is contacting those Veterans who are eligible/appropriate for a third/additional dose. Veterans meeting the above criteria seeking a third dose can also reach out to schedule at 708-202-7000 to verify if they are on the list and schedule an appointment.  If they are not on the list of immunocompromised veterans they can reach out to their Primary Care Provider and if the criteria are met the provider will place on order and the veteran can come to the Auditorium as a walk-in and get vaccinated.

Get the latest updates on additional COVID-19 vaccine doses

  • The FDA has now approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people ages 16 and older. This vaccine is still authorized for use in youth ages 12 to 15.

Learn more about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approval on the FDA website

  • More information will be shared as we move forward in providing booster shots more widely.

The SAVE LIVES Act (SLA) was signed into law on March 24, and with it, VA is authorized to give vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers!  Hines VA have administered vaccines to over 2,200 SLA’s.

Vaccinations are being scheduled at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and its Community Base Outpatient Clinics (CBOC).    

Vaccination Clinics

Location

Days

Clinic Time

Hines’ Main Hospital

Monday thru Saturday

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Aurora CBOC

Monday

Tuesday thru Friday

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

8:00 am -3:30 pm

Hoffman States CBOC

Monday

Tuesday thru Friday

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Joliet CBOC

Monday

Tuesday thru Friday

10:00 am – 3:30 pm

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kankakee CBOC

Monday

Tuesday thru Friday

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

LaSalle CBOC

Monday

Tuesday thru Friday

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Oak Lawn CBOC

Monday

Tuesday thru Friday

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

 
Click these links for the;

Pfizer COVID Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)Pfizer vaccine info;

Moderna COVID Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)Moderna vaccine info

Janssen COVID Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)Janssen vaccine info 

 

You can schedule, cancel or reschedule a vaccination appointment two ways:

  • Call 708-202-7000 or 708-202-2707
  • Contact your care team via My HealtheVet

Not enrolled for VA health care?

Call the VA Health Eligibility Center at 1-877-222-VETS (8387)More eligibility information is here.


Need to update your contact info or address with VA? Click HERE.
You will need a VA.gov or My HealtheVet account to log on - more info is HERE .
You also can let your care team know or call our Eligibility Office at 708-202-8838 to update your contact information.

You can call the Hines VA COVID vaccine call center to schedule an appointment at 708-202-2707 or 708-202-7000. 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. 

For more information at https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

Contact Info

Location

  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Contact Number(s)

  • 708-202-8387

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available