COVID-19 Vaccines

Rush health care worker receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccines

Updated COVID-19 Vaccines

Updated COVID-19 vaccines are available and recommended by the CDC for anyone 6 months and older.

RUSH is following guidelines from state and local public health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC guidance on how to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines can be found here.

You can find vaccination locations in your area by visiting or by calling (800) 232-0233.

RUSH is not making stand-alone vaccine appointments for adults. Appointments for the vaccine may be made for children in the pediatric outpatient offices.

RUSH patients who are coming in for an appointment may be able to have a COVID-19 vaccine administered during the visit at some outpatient locations. Patients who would like to have the vaccine at that time should ask the provider if it is available.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Should people who had COVID-19 already be vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older, regardless of a history of symptomatic or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection, including people with prolonged post-COVID-19 symptoms.

If you currently have COVID-19 or recently had COVID-19, see CDC guidance about recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccine.

Do patients who are moderately or severely immunocompromised require different vaccine dosing?

Patients who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may require different vaccine dosing. Please visit the CDC’s webpage COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised for recommendations.

How is the CDC defining patients with moderately or severely compromised immune systems?

There is no standard definition for moderately or severely compromised immune systems, and there may be differences between people who have the same diagnoses, such as cancer. Patients who are unsure are encouraged to discuss their condition with their physician. The CDC has examples of medical conditions or treatments that can lead to being moderately or severely immunocompromise on their COVID-19 website: People Who Are Immunocompromised.

Should women who are pregnant or breastfeeding get the vaccine?

The updated COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months or older. This includes people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. The CDC has information on its website COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding.

Is antibody (serology) testing helpful in determining the need for additional COVID-19 vaccine?

No. Antibody testing is not recommended to assess for immunity to COVID-19 following vaccination, because the value and accuracy of such testing has not been established.