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COVID-19 Vaccination Services: Appointments & Walk-ins
Early Morning, Daytime, Evening & Weekend Hours Available

Schedule your appointment below at one of our in-clinic or drive-thru locations. For walk-in hours, click to view available locations. Hours and days vary by location.

Existing patients, new patients, and the general public are welcome to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at VNA.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free for all individuals, with or without insurance. VNA is not charging Medicare, Medicaid or insurance for the COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Age Restrictions
    • Age 18 and up - Moderna
    • Age 12 and up (Age 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian) - Comirnaty (Pfizer)
  • 2nd Dose Appointment - Moderna & Comirnaty (Pfizer) Only
    • 2nd Dose Appointments are scheduled at time of first vaccination for those vaccinated at VNA
    • If first dose was not received at VNA, then you can click below to schedule your second dose
  • 3rd Dose Appointment - Moderna & Comirnaty (Pfizer) Only
    • Schedule your third dose if you are immunocompromised and eligible, click to see the eligibility criteria in the Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Information contained on this page is based on limited and preliminary guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and will be subject to change as that guidance evolves. For further information visit

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1What is VNA’s vaccination process?
VNA recommends that anyone seeking vaccination against COVID-19 register for an appointment immediately or walk in during open vaccination clinic hours.
Once an individual registers for an appointment, they will receive an email and text message confirmation with their appointment date and time. Please bring the email confirmation with you to your appointment.
2Where will I go to receive my vaccination from VNA?
Currently VNA is administering vaccines at multiple locations located in Aurora, Bensenville, Bolingbrook, Elgin, Romeoville, and Carol Stream.
3Will I have to pay to get vaccinated for COVID-19?
No. COVID-19 vaccinations are free for all individuals, with or without insurance. VNA is not charging Medicare, Medicaid or insurance for the COVID-19 vaccination.
4Different COVID-19 Vaccines are expected to be available. Which one should I take?
Any COVID-19 vaccine receiving an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or full approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to be effective. Data available at this point would suggest that the vaccines are very similar in their abilities to produce immunity to the virus. The recommendation would be to take whatever vaccine is made available to you and be sure to receive the second dose and third dose if necessary of that same vaccine at the appropriate time.
If you choose not to get a second dose or third dose if recommended, you may reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine. Comirnaty (Pfizer) has received Emergency Use Authorization for us for individuals age 12-15 years and full approval for ages 16 years and older. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) have been granted Emergency Use Authorization for age 18 years and older.
5What are the side effects of being vaccinated against COVID-19?
Most side effects are minimal and go away in a few days. These can include: pain where shot was given, fever, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, and chills.
Please visit for a full list of symptoms.
6How do you decide who is vaccinated first?
VNA is vaccinating individuals based upon the vaccination phase we are in which is established by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Currently all individuals age 12 and over are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
7How old must you be to get vaccinated against COVID-19?
You must be at least 18 years old to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and at least 12 years old to receive Comirnaty, the Pfizer vaccine. Please bring proof of age.
8Will undocumented people be able to get the vaccine?
All populations in Illinois, including individuals who are undocumented, can receive the vaccine. No one will be turned away when it is their time to be vaccinated.
9Who shouldn't get vaccinated?
There are some people for whom the COVID-19 vaccination is not yet recommended. These include children under the age of 12 as this vaccine has been developed and tested so far only on ages 12 and older. Also, if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are currently positive for COVID-19, you should wait until after your isolation period has ended before being vaccinated.
If you have are unsure about whether vaccination is the right choice for you, please talk to your healthcare provider. If you do not have a primary care provider and would like to receive care from a VNA physician or nurse practitioner please call, 630.892.4355.
10I’ve had COVID – should I still get vaccinated?
Yes! Public health guidelines recommend vaccination for individuals over the age of 12.
11I am pregnant or plan to become pregnant, should I still get vaccinated?
Pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. If you are pregnant, getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19.
If you have questions about getting vaccinated, a conversation with your healthcare provider might help, but is not required for vaccination. If you are trying to become pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems—problems trying to get pregnant. CDC does not recommend routine pregnancy testing before COVID-19 vaccination.
If you are trying to become pregnant, you do not need to avoid pregnancy after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Like with all vaccines, scientists are studying COVID-19 vaccines carefully for side effects now and will report findings as they become available.
Visit the CDC website for further information:
If you do not have a health care provider and would like to obtain one, please call VNA at 630.892.4355.
12I am breastfeeding – should I still get the COVID-19 vaccination?
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are breastfeeding. Clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccines currently used in the United States did not include people who are breastfeeding.
Because the vaccines have not been studied in people who are breastfeeding, there are limited data available on the:
- Safety of COVID-19 vaccines in people who are breastfeeding
- Effects of vaccination on the breastfed baby
- Effects on milk production or excretion
COVID-19 vaccines cannot cause infection in anyone, including the mother or the baby, and the vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 in people who are breastfeeding. Recent reports have shown that breastfeeding people who have received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have antibodies in their breastmilk, which could help protect their babies. More data are needed to determine what protection these antibodies may provide to the baby.
Women who are breastfeeding should discuss this with their healthcare provider if they need further advice.
Visit the CDC website for further information:
13I’ve got a health condition and so I’m not sure whether I should be vaccinated, what should I do?
Talk with your Primary Care Provider (PCP). If you do not have a primary care provider and would like to receive care from a VNA physician or nurse practitioner please call, 630.892.4355.
14I have allergies. Is this vaccine safe for me?
While serious allergic reactions were not seen in vaccine clinical trials of thousands of patients, rare allergic reactions to vaccines are possible. If you have a history of serious allergic reactions, you should discuss your situation with your healthcare provider. The COVID-19 vaccine does not contain any animal products such as eggs.
15If I have had another vaccine such as the flu shot, can I still get my COVID-19 shot?
The COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines may be administered on the same day or at any other interval.
16I understand the Moderna or Pfizer vaccination requires two shots for all individuals and three shots for the immunocompromised. Why, and what if I am unable (or do not want) to get a second or third shot?
The Moderna and Comirnaty (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccines require two shots to be fully effective. This helps make sure that enough antibodies are being produced to provide effective and long-lasting protection. The first dose of the vaccine will provide some amount of protection, but the recommendation is to receive two doses to be fully protected as intended. CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after receiving the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The immunocompromised may benefit from an additional dose to make sure they have enough protection against COVID-19.
People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are more at risk of serious, prolonged illness. People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems may not build the same level of immunity to 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised.
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17Who is considered to be immunocompromised and eligible for a third shot of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer)?
Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).
This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
18How will I know when to get my second or third shot of Moderna or Pfizer?
Currently, CDC recommends 2 doses of Moderna vaccine separated by 28 days. CDC currently recommends 2 doses of Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine separated by 21 days. Your second dose appointment will be made when you receive your first dose.
CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Your third dose appointment will not be automatically scheduled. You will need to schedule an appointment or walk in during open vaccination hours listed here:
19Can I mix and match vaccines?
For people who received either Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine series, a second and third dose of the same mRNA vaccine should be used. A person should not receive more than three mRNA vaccine doses. If the mRNA vaccine product given for the first two doses is not available or is unknown, either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine product may be administered.
20What should immunocompromised people who received the J&J/Janssen vaccine do?
The FDA’s recent EUA amendment only applies to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) and Moderna, as does CDC’s recommendation.
Emerging data have demonstrated that immunocompromised people who have low or no protection following two doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may have an improved response after an additional dose of the same vaccine.
There is not enough data at this time to determine whether immunocompromised people who received the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine also have an improved antibody response following an additional dose of the same vaccine.
21If I get vaccinated, can I stop wearing a mask?
No. While the COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, it is not 100% effective. That means that there is still a small chance that you could get infected. If you’ve been vaccinated, it may be possible for enough of the virus to be present in your nose or mouth for you to unknowingly spread it to those around you, even if you don’t experience symptoms. Until researchers confirm that this doesn’t happen, wearing a mask helps you protect the people in your community who haven’t received the vaccine yet. Until the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled, people who receive the vaccine need to continue following Illinois Department of Public Health guidance such as the use of facemasks, social distancing, and regular hand washing. This protects you as well as your family and community.