Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccination

Use the tool below to find out if you are eligible and schedule a COVID-19 vaccine at Rush. Please review the Pfizer fact sheet (English | Spanish) and the vaccine consent form (English | Spanish) prior to scheduling your appointment.

Rush has been working with local and city officials to begin delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to our community, following the guidelines outlined by the Chicago and Illinois Departments of Public Health. Based on those guidelines, eligible people will include those 65 years of age or older, essential workers and individuals 16-64 years of age who have certain underlying health conditions, as defined by the Chicago Department of Public Health. Review the Chicago Department of Public Health’s phase 1c guidelines here.

Currently, self-scheduled vaccine appointments are only available at our Rush University Medical Center main campus in Chicago.

Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, we encourage you to create a MyChart account for a smooth check in process and to receive the most up to date information about your appointment.

Rolling out vaccine distribution will take time and patience. If you do not see any available appointments, we do not have any appointments at this time — and we do not accept walk-ins. We will continue to add new appointment times in conjunction with our weekly vaccine allocation.

The best way to check for appointment availability at Rush University Medical Center is to check back here or log on to MyChart. Scroll down the page for information on finding vaccination appointments outside of Rush.

Are you a Rush System for Health employee?

Have you received an access code to schedule a vaccine appointment through community referral?

Do you meet any of the eligible criteria below, as defined by the Chicago Department of Public Health?

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Healthcare worker
  • Essential worker
  • Eligible health conditions, including:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Pulmonary disease (e.g., COPD)
    • Diabetes
    • Heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies)
    • Immunosuppressed states (e.g., after a transplant)
    • Obesity (BMI ≥30)
    • Down syndrome
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • People with disabilities

Are you currently between 16 and 18 years of age?

Are you 65 or older?

I agree to cancel or reschedule my COVID-19 vaccine appointment under the following circumstances:

  1. If I test positive for COVID-19 30 days prior to the vaccination appointment date.
  2. If I develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days of my appointment including cough, fever, shortness of breath, body aches/fatigue, loss of smell or taste, headache or runny nose.
  3. If I have been directly exposed to COVID-19 within 10 days of my appointment (According to the CDC, direct exposure results from being within 6 feet of someone with a confirmed positive COVID-19 result for more than 15 minutes.).

We need to confirm a few legal items prior to scheduling.

  1. These appointments are only for those who meet the criteria of phases 1a (health care workers), 1b (frontline essential workers and people ages 65 and over), and 1c (essential workers and patients 16-64 years-old with eligible underlying conditions) according to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). I attest and confirm, under penalty of perjury, that the information I have submitted for vaccination is true and accurate.
  2. I have reviewed and understand the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers. View the Pfizer fact sheet (English | Spanish).
  3. I have reviewed and agree with all the terms and conditions of the acknowledgments, release of liability and consent in the COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Record and Informed Consent for Health Care Personnel. View the consent form (English | Spanish).

Have you ever had a severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) or a reaction to any vaccination?

You are Eligible

Based on your responses, you are eligible to receive the vaccine.

Please note that appointment availability is dependent on a number of factors, including vaccine availability at Rush. If no appointments are available, please check back again soon or visit the Chicago Department of Public Health site for more information about where to receive a vaccine.

Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, we encourage you to create a MyChart account for a smooth check in process and to receive the most up to date information about your appointment.

You are Eligible

Based on your responses, you are eligible to receive the vaccine.

Important: Since you are under the age of 18, a legal parent/guardian must accompany you to your vaccine appointment. The parent/guardian must be present to sign the consent form at check-in. If you are emancipated, homeless or a ward of the state, you must provide documentation in order to consent yourself. Pregnant, married or parent minors may also consent themselves.

Please note that appointment availability is dependent on a number of factors, including vaccine availability at Rush. If no appointments are available, please check back again soon or visit the Chicago Department of Public Health site for more information about where to receive a vaccine.

Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, we encourage you to create a MyChart account for a smooth check in process and to receive the most up to date information about your appointment.

We Appreciate Your Interest

Based on your response, you are currently not eligible to receive the vaccine. For more information on vaccine availability, please visit the Chicago Department of Public Health. For vaccine information specific to Rush, view our vaccine page.

You are Eligible

Rush employees should schedule their COVID-19 Vaccine appointments by navigating to MyChart and going to Visits > Schedule an appointment > “COVID Vaccine for Eligible Patients” > Rush System for Health Employee and entering their employee ID. If you do not have a MyChart account, you can create one for free by visiting the MyChart registration page and choosing “Verify Identity with a Third Party" to answer questions and create an account. If you have issues accessing MyChart, please call the helpline at (312) 563-6600.

You are Eligible

Certain members of the community will be able to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment via access code. If you have received an access code, you can schedule your vaccine appointment by following these instructions. If you live in the Austin community, please visit rush.edu/Austin. If you have an access code and need assistance scheduling, call (312) 563-6600. In addition to having an access code, all community referrals for COVID-19 vaccine appointments must meet the criteria of phases 1a (health care workers), 1b (frontline essential workers and people ages 65 and over) and 1c (essential workers and patients 16-64 years-old with eligible underlying conditions), according to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH).

NOTE: This tool is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Answers will not be saved or reviewed. If you're experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or your local emergency service.

Finding Vaccination Appointments Outside of Rush

Getting the vaccine to as many people as quickly as possible is our best way out of the pandemic. If you cannot get an appointment at Rush, we encourage you to look for vaccination appointments at the many other sites offering it.

Chicago residents can follow this guide for finding appointments, which includes steps for getting an appointment at the United Center (Rush does not schedule these appointments). Use this website to find vaccination locations all around Illinois.