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Please review the information below prior to making your COVID vaccine appointment to confirm eligibility.

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Today

Higher vaccination rates in the population can help limit the spread in your community, and bring an end to this pandemic faster.

COVID-19 Vaccination Services

As a community-based, patient-centered, not-for-profit healthcare provider, VNA is proudly contributing to community health with dedicated COVID-19 vaccination services. Guidance from the CDC states that COVID-19 vaccination provides you and your family the best protection from becoming seriously ill.

Please review the information below prior to making your COVID vaccine appointment to confirm eligibility.

COVID-19 Vaccination Services: Information And Age Restrictions

Early Morning, Daytime, Evening & Weekend Hours Available

Updated COVID vaccines are now available! Who should receive an updated vaccine?

  • Everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
  • Children aged 6 months–4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be up to date, including at least 1 dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
  • COVID-19 vaccine recommendations will be updated as needed.

COVID-19 Vaccination Services: What Does It Cost And Am I Eligible To Get My COVID Shot At VNA?

VNA is currently providing the COVID vaccination free of charge to certain groups. Limited quantities of the COVID vaccine are currently available and vary by clinic location. To receive your COVID vaccination, schedule a provider appointment by calling (630) 526-7873 or booking online through your MyVNA Patient Portal and note that you would like to receive the COVID vaccine at this visit.
Please see the information below prior to making your COVID vaccination appointment at VNA.

Visit VNA for a COVID vaccine if you or a family member have or are:

  • Medicaid: Child
  • Uninsured or Under-Insured (persons whose insurance does not provide zero-cost access to COVID-19 vaccines)

To make your COVID vaccine appointment at VNA:

  • Child: Schedule a provider appointment
  • Adult: Schedule either a vaccination only appointment or ask for the COVID vaccination during your regular Annual Wellness Exam.
  • Schedule an appointment by calling (630) 892-4355 or booking online through your MyVNA Patient Portal and note that you would like the patient to receive the COVID vaccine at this visit.

Visit an in-network pharmacy* for a COVID vaccine if you or a family member have:

  • Medicaid: Adult
    • Aetna Better Health – such as Osco, CVS, Walmart, Meijer & others
    • Blue Cross Community – such as Walgreens, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Walmart & others
    • County Care – such as CVS Caremark & others
    • Meridian – such as Walgreens, CVS, Osco, Sam’s Club & others
    • Molina – such as Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Osco & others *Check with your Plan for specific pharmacies in your area.
  • Private Insurance
  • Medicare or Medicare Advantage

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Information contained on this page is based on 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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/.

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What is VNA’s vaccination process? Is there a fee for COVID vaccination?

VNA recommends that anyone seeking vaccination against COVID-19 make an appointment.

The cost of the immunization is no longer covered by the federal government but should still be free to most, even those without insurance.

Why is there a new COVID vaccine for Fall 2023?

The FDA and CDC approved and authorized the new vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer as cases and hospitalizations are increasing.

The new shots are like previously approved formulas but are updated to target the XBB variants — strains descended from the original Omicron variant — which became dominant last winter.

I Cannot Visit a Vaccination Location - Can I Get an In-home Vaccination?

If you have mobility issues or are home-bound due to other reasons like a severely immunocompromised condition, in-home vaccination is recommended under federal guidelines. During the early days of the pandemic. VNA teams provided in-home vaccination for thousands of individuals, including the elderly and patients with mobility issues.

Each year, VNA Health Care performs more than 200,000 house calls for home care and hospice care services. If you cannot come in person to a VNA Health Care clinic due to health and safety reasons, please get in touch with our home-based services today. Our team will provide further assistance and guidance for your in home vaccination.

Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine?

– COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older.

I 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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html.

If you do not have a health care provider and would like to obtain one, please call VNA at (630) 892-4355.

I am breastfeeding – should I still get the COVID-19 vaccination?

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 6 months 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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html.

I’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.

Can I get other vaccines, such as the flu shot, and my COVID-19 shot at the same visit?

You don’t have to avoid taking any other vaccinations like the annual flu vaccine if you are planning to get the COVID-19 vaccine. People can get a COVID-19 vaccine and any other vaccines, including a flu vaccine, at the same visit. Experience with other vaccines has shown that the way our bodies develop protection, known as an immune response, after getting vaccinated and possible side effects of vaccines are generally the same when given alone or with other vaccines.

What does the COVID vaccine cost?

Your Coverage Your Cost
Medicare or Medicare Advantage Free at your in-network pharmacy
Medicaid – Adult Free at your in-network pharmacy
Medicaid – Child Free at VNA
Private Insurance Check with your plan for details about your coverage
Uninsured or Under-Insured Free at VNA