For Youth

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for use in children 12 and older. The vaccine is safe and effective for children, and is offered at no cost. City of Chicago vaccine sites with Pfizer are now open to all youth age 12 to 18, with a parent or guardian present. Go to zocdoc.com/vaccine or call 312.746.4835 to make an appointment.


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Where to Get Vaccinated

City-operated vaccine site appointments can be booked now through the City’s call center at 312.746.4835 or through www.zocdoc.com/vaccine. Chicagoans under 18 must have a parent or guardian book vaccine appointments on their behalf. All vaccine sites will accept walk-ins for 12 to 15 year olds effective Thursday. A parent or guardian must accompany any minor under age 18, and unvaccinated parents and guardians will be encouraged to receive a vaccine as well. No appointment will be necessary, although pre-registration is encouraged. All COVID-19 vaccines are offered at no cost to everyone, no insurance or ID required.

The following City-operated vaccination sites with Pfizer are open to youth age 12 and older:

SITE

ADDRESS

DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION

ELIGIBILIGY

A.A.C.C. @ Gallagher Way Wrigley Field*

1119 W. Waveland 

Tuesday-Saturday:

8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Anyone 12+

Apostolic Faith Church 

3823 S. Indiana 

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 

9:00am - 2:00pm 

Anyone 12+

Chicago State University Walk-Up

9501 South King Drive (Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center)

Mon-Friday: Noon - 6:00pm 

Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Anyone 12+

United Center drive-thru

1724 W. Madison 

7-days/week:

9:00am - 7:00pm 

Anyone 12+

Richard J. Daley College 

7500 S. Pulaski 

Tuesday-Friday: Noon - 6pm 

Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Anyone 12+

Wilbur Wright College 

4300 N. Narragansett 

Wednesday and Friday: Noon - 6:00pm 

Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Anyone 12+

Loretto Hospital 

645 S. Central 

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: Noon - 6:00pm 

Saturdays: 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Anyone 12+

*Vaccination site at American Airlines Conference Center at Gallagher Way is operated by Advocate Aurora.

The following providers are confirmed to offer vaccination to youth patients.  

The following providers are confirmed to offer vaccination to youth patients.  Individuals under the age of 18 may also use the City's COVID-19 Vaccine Finder to identify additional vaccine providers.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As a parent, you may have questions about COVID-19 vaccines. Here are answers to common questions. Additional information is on the FAQ page.

Before getting FDA authorization, clinical trials showed COVID-19 vaccines to be safe and effective for children age 12 and up. Trials for each of the vaccines involved thousands of volunteers. 

The vaccines continue to be monitored very closely. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that COVID-19 vaccines will have “the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history."

While fewer children have been sick with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, can get sick from COVID-19, and can spread the virus that causes COVID-19 to others. Children, like adults, who have COVID-19 but have no symptoms can still spread the virus to others. Vaccines are very effective at preventing COVID-19.

All City-operated vaccination sites offering Pfizer vaccine will be open to youth age 12 to 15 effective Thursday May 13th. Appointments can be booked through the City’s call center at 312.746.4835 or through www.zocdoc.com/vaccine. All vaccine sites will accept walk-ins for 12 to 15 year olds effective Thursday.

Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is the only one approved for youth under age 18.