COVID-19 Vaccines - Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center


COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines. VA is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance to pause in providing the Janssen vaccine at this time. This pause is due to a concern about possible rare side effects. Your safety is our top priority. For more information, go to the CDC website. Read the CDC and FDA statement on the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. If you have a vaccine appointment scheduled, your VA health facility will work with you to determine what to do next.

Congress has passed a new law that allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to more people. VA is now able to offer vaccine to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at VA when their local VA facilities have enough 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

The best way to stay informed is to sign up to tell us you'd like to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. Your local VA facility will then contact you when they have a vaccine for you.

For your continued health and safety during this pandemic, please don't come to a VA health facility to request a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment unless you are coming to a specific scheduled event such as a walk-in clinic or drive-through clinic that does not require an appointment.

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.


The SAVE LIVES Act allows Jesse Brown VA Medical Center to provide the COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans regardless of their age, health conditions, or nature of discharge from military service. Veterans’ spouses, caregivers, widows, and widowers can also get the vaccine at Jesse Brown.

Veterans who currently get their health care from VA can make their vaccine appointment by calling (312) 569-5801 or by contacting their care team. All other Veterans, spouses, and caregivers can sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine by completing a short online form at This form registers Veterans, spouses, caregivers, widows, and widowers to receive the vaccine. People who register using this tool will be contacted by Jesse Brown to schedule their appointment, or they can call (312) 569-5801 to schedule their appointment 24 hours after completing the form.

Spouses and caregivers do not need to register with or schedule a vaccine appointment with a Veteran. Registration and scheduling can be done individually.

Vaccine appointments are available Monday thru Friday with some evening and Saturday appointments available. Vaccines are administered at 2215 W. Harrison Street in Chicago and at the Adam Benjamin, Jr. VA Outpatient Clinic at 9301 Madison Street in Crown Point, Indiana.  Some vaccine appointments are also available at Jesse Brown community-based outpatient clinics. Call (312) 569-5801 for specific information about appointments.

Anyone with questions about registration, enrollment, or eligibility can call (312) 569-6177 or visit the Jesse Brown Become a Patient site for more information.

Contact Info


  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 312-569-5801

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.