Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccination

How can I schedule my vaccine appointment at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago?

As the COVID-19 vaccine has become more widely available throughout the Chicago area and vaccination rates have continued to increase, the main vaccine clinic at Rush University Medical Center closed on June 30. 

We are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to Rush patients in our COVID-19 drive-thru and select outpatient clinics.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • If you or your child (12 and older) are coming to Rush for another appointment, we can add the COVID-19 vaccine appointment on to your existing appointment.
  • To add a COVID-19 vaccine on to another appointment, please talk to your doctor during your appointment. Your doctor will either administer the vaccine to you at your appointment or they will help schedule your vaccine at the COVID-19 drive-thru.
    • Children between the ages of 12 and 17 can receive their vaccines in our pediatric clinics.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is only available to Rush patients.
    • Adult patients (18 and older) will receive either the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine, and pediatric patients (between the ages of 12 and 17) will receive the Pfizer vaccine. Please note that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only approved for those 18 and older.
  • We cannot make stand-alone vaccine appointments. If you are just looking for a vaccine appointment, you can find vaccination locations in your area through vaccines.gov.

COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Update

If you have a compromised immune system (e.g. those undergoing cancer treatment or transplant recipients) and would like to get an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, you can schedule an appointment in our drive-thru via MyChart, with your Rush provider or visit a local retail pharmacy.

We expect that those without compromised immune systems will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccine boosters by late September. As we receive more guidance on COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the general public, we will share updates and scheduling information. Learn more about the COVID-19 booster vaccinations.

How can I get a vaccine appointment if I am a patient at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora?

We are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to Rush Copley patients in select outpatient clinics.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • If you or your child (12 and older) are coming to Rush for another appointment, we can add the COVID-19 vaccine on to your existing appointment.
  • To add a COVID-19 vaccine on to another appointment, please talk to your doctor during your appointment. Your doctor will administer the vaccine to you at your appointment or give you information about where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is only available to Rush patients.
    • Rush adult and pediatric patients will receive the Pfizer vaccine.
  • We cannot make stand-alone vaccine appointments. If you are just looking for a vaccine appointment, you can find vaccination locations in your area through vaccines.gov.
How can I get a vaccine appointment if I am a patient at Rush Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park?

We are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to Rush Oak Park Hospital patients in select outpatient clinics.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • If you or your child (12 and older) are coming to Rush for another appointment, we can add the COVID-19 vaccine onto your existing appointment.
  • To add a COVID-19 vaccine onto another appointment, please talk to your doctor during your appointment. Your doctor will administer the vaccine to you at your appointment or give you information about where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine will only be available to Rush patients.
    • Rush adult and pediatric patients will receive the Pfizer vaccine.
  • We cannot make standalone vaccine appointments. If you are just looking for a vaccine appointment, you can find vaccination locations in your area through vaccines.gov.

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. We encourage you to look for vaccination appointments at the many other sites offering it. Chicago residents can follow this guide for finding appointments. Use this website to find vaccination locations all around Illinois.