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Vaccine Appointments

12/10/2022
 

Now all COVID vaccine and flu clinic appointments will need to be scheduled through MyChart, unless you are getting them at a scheduled well visit with the doctor! We are also vaccinating siblings. 

Here is a link to two vaccine prep videos that Chicago Psychotherapy created in collaboration with Lakeview Pediatrics: https://www.chicago-psychotherapy.com/cp-blog/2021/12/2/helping-families-prepare-children-for-their-covid-19-vaccines.  

At this time, we have flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine for all patients 6 months and older, and bivalent boosters for patients 6 months and older and we have vaccine clinic appointments available now for scheduling through MyChart. We will also be vaccinating all eligible children ages 6 months and older at well visits. 

Appointments are available through MyChart as vaccine supplies and resources allow! For more information about the vaccine, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect.html and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html​.

This is exciting news. Thank you for your patience. 
 

All COVID vaccine and flu vaccine appointments will need to be scheduled through MyChart, unless your child is getting the vaccines at a scheduled well visit with the doctor! We are also vaccinating siblings. Check here for the most up-to-date availability:

  • Flu shots: available for all patients 6 months and older
  • FluMist: available for ages 2-49

(see article here for comparison of the two types of influenza vaccines)

  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine: available for all patients and family members over the age of 6 months
  • Pfizer COVID-19 Bivalent booster: for anyone 5 years and older, who completed the primary series or had their last booster 2 months ago, (6 mo - 4 yr bivalent vaccine has arrived! Schedule dose #3 only in MyChart). 
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: vaccine AND bivalent booster available NOW for patients 6 months through 5 years old. Schedule NOW through MyChart.
See summary here for timing of doses for COVID vaccines we offer.
 

Get Vaccinated Even If You Had COVID-19 and Think You are Immune

You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19. No currently available test can reliably determine if you are protected after being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose (primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after having COVID-19 provides added protection to your immune system. People who already had COVID-19 and do not get vaccinated after their recovery are more likely to get COVID-19 again than those who get vaccinated after their recovery.

People Who Can Wait to Get Vaccinated

If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next COVID-19 vaccine (either primary dose or booster) by 3 months from when your symptoms started or when you received a positive test.

Lurie Children’s is offering the Moderna COVID vaccine for all kids 6 months through 4 years and the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to all individuals ages 5 and older. Appointments can be made through MyChart, by calling the Lurie COVID Call Center at 312-227-7300 or by visiting www.luriechildrens.org/vaccine to schedule an appointment. You may choose to get the vaccine for your child elsewhere, if it is more convenient. Swedish Covenant Hospital has appointments for all ages and sometimes takes walk-ins,  Walgreens  plans to carry the new vaccine and can give it to kids over 3 years old. Some CVS locations will also be giving the vaccine to patients 18 months and older. For other locations near you, you can check vaccines.gov or text your zip code to getvax