In line with CDC approvals, NCH is providing COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone aged 5 and up and boosters for those 12 and up.

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination:

  • If you have a MyChart account, login at nch.org/mychart and select a date, time and location to schedule your booster dose.
  • Make an appointment directly on our website here.
  • Call 847-618-0242 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Eligible ForIf you Received
Pfizer-BioNTech
If you Received
Moderna
If you Received
J&J
Additional Primary Shot
(for those moderate to severely immunocompromised)
People age 5+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Given 28 days after 2nd shot
People age 18+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get an additional primary shot of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Given 28 days after 2nd shot
No additional primary shot is recommended at this time
1st Booster ShotTeens ages 12–17 should only get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

People age 18+ should get a booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations

Given at least 5 months after completing the primary series
People age 18+ should get a booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations

Given at least 5 months after an additional primary shot
People age 18+ should get a booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations

Given at least 2 months after the initial J&J vaccine.
2nd Booster ShotPeople age 50+ should get a 2nd booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations.

People age 12+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get a 2nd booster shot of only Pfizer-BioNTech in most situations.

Given at least 4 months after 1st booster shot
People age 50+ should get a 2nd booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations

Given at least 4 months after 1st booster shot
People age 18+ should get a booster shot of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations

Given at least 4 months after 1st booster shot

NCH Hospital Campus, Employee Health
Monday: 8am-4pm Pfizer only
Tuesday-Friday: 8am-4 pm Moderna only
Ages 18 and older

Buffalo Grove ICC
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-5 pm Pfizer
Ages 5 years and older

Kildeer ICC
Monday & Wednesday: 9am-5pm Pfizer
Ages 5 years and older

Schaumburg ICC
Friday: 9am-5pm Pfizer
Sat/Sun: 8:30am-12pm Pfizer
Ages 5 years and older

Mount Prospect ICC
Wednesday: 12-4pm Pfizer
Ages 5 years and older

A parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone under 18 years of age.

Updated CDC guidance recommends an additional primary dose (3rd dose) to immunocompromised children aged 5-11 years-old 28 days after their primary vaccination series. It has approved a booster (4th dose) for all patients 12 and up 5 months after their 3rd dose.

Patients who are immunocompromised should call the NCH Vaccine Hotline at 847-618-0242 to schedule an appointment.

Immunocompromised patients include those who are:

  • In active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • In receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • In receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • In active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
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