Chicago Department of Public Health to begin offering vaccine boosters Monday


CHICAGO — The Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday that it will begin to offered COVID-19 vaccine boosters starting Monday.

The vaccine booster shots will be offered at pop-up clinics, events and through the Protect Chicago At Home — the city’s in-home vaccination program.

 In addition, hundreds of pharmacies and healthcare providers throughout the city are also offering vaccine booster doses. 

The following groups who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series are eligible to receive a third booster dose of any vaccine at least six months after completing their initial vaccine series.

  • 65 years and older
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

People 18 and older who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible to receive a booster dose of any vaccine at least two months after their initial vaccine.

The FDA and CDC have authorized people to receive a booster dose of a vaccine different from the one they originally received.

For a list of mobile and pop-up vaccination events, check the online calendar here.

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