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

 

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.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster dose is now available at Jesse Brown

**There is no current information on Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine boosters at this time. We will keep you updated**

Vaccine Locations:

  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Vaccine Clinic – 820 S. Damen, Chicago, IL 60612
  • Adam Benjamin, Jr. VA Outpatient Clinic - 9301 Madison Street, Crown Point, IN 46307

Schedule an Appointment by:

  • Calling the COVID Vaccine Hotline M-F 8:00am – 3:30pm 312-569-5801
  • Scheduling an Appointment During your Next VA Visit
  • Contacting your Primary Care Team 888-569-5282

**PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR COVID-19 VACCINE CARD WITH YOU DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR BOOSTER DOSE**

Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine booster dose? Did you receive your COVID-19 vaccine outside the VA? Alert your VA Primary Care Team at 888-569-5282

Veterans who SHOULD get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster dose:
  • Veterans 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 primary vaccine series at least six months ago   
  • Veterans 50 to 64 years old with underlying medical conditions who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 primary vaccine series at least six months ago   
  • Veterans who MAY decide to get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster dose, based on their individual benefits and risks, including:
  • Veterans 18 to 49 years old with underlying medical conditions who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 primary vaccine series at least six months ago
  • Veterans 18 to 64 years old who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of their occupational or institutional setting who received a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 primary vaccine series at least six months ago

Underlying medical conditions per CDC include (People with Certain Medical Conditions | CDC):

      • Cancer
      • Chronic kidney disease
      • Chronic lung diseases, including COPD, asthma (moderate to severe), interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension
      • Dementia or other neurological conditions
      • Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
      • Down syndrome
      • Heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies or hypertension)
      • HIV infection
      • Immunocompromised state
      • Liver disease
      • Overweight and obesity
      • Pregnancy
      • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
      • Smoking, current or former
      • Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
      • Stroke or cerebrovascular disease, which affects blood flow to the brain
      • Substance use disorders

Contact Info

Location

  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 312-569-5801

Hours of Operation

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