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COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

On December 9, 2022, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines for children ages six months through five years old.  

Children ages six months through five years who previously completed a Moderna primary series are eligible to receive a Moderna bivalent booster two months after their final primary series dose. 

Children ages six months through four years who previously completed a Pfizer primary series will receive a Pfizer bivalent vaccine as their third primary dose.  Please see CDC statement.


The Moderna Booster dose is available for ages six months to five years:

you must be six months to five years old

- your last COVID-19 vaccination should be at least two months ago

- the primary series completed must be Moderna.  
If your child had Pfizer for their primary series, they must have a Pfizer Bivalent Booster

- if you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must wait three months


Please visit our Community Vaccine Partners page for additional vaccine appointments.

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule

COVID-19 Vaccines at a Glance

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Available for Skokie Residents
and Workers Employed in Skokie

Please click the links below to schedule your COVID vaccine appointment with Skokie Health and Human Services Department: All clinics will be held at 5127 Oakton St., Lower Level.

 
New appointment times for our clinics will open on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m.


COVID VACCINE CLINIC SCHEDULEAPPOINTMENT LINK
Bivalent Moderna Booster - Adults ages 12+                                                                       - Children ages 6 yo to 11 yoMondays - AM Tuesdays - AM Thursdays - AMModerna Bivalent Booster
Adult Moderna - ages 12 + (Primary Series)
Tuesdays - AMModerna Primary Series- Ages 12 +
Pediatric Moderna - ages 6 months to 5 yo (Primary Series and Bivalent Booster Dose)Wednesdays - AMModerna - Ages 6 mo - 5 yo
Pediatric Moderna - ages 6 yo to 11 yo (Primary Series only)Wednesdays - PMModerna Primary Series - Ages 6 yo - 11 yo


You may also try securing a COVID vaccine or COVID booster appointment by visiting:

1.   Vaccines.gov or by calling 800-232-0233.  

2.  Community Vaccine Partners

You will be able to select a time and location that is most convenient for you. 


See Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Hotline: 847-779-7726
Email: covid19@skokie.org


Previous Announcements


10/12/2022 - On October 12, the FDA and CDC authorized bivalent vaccinations for ages five years and up for Pfizer and six years and up for Moderna. With this authorization, Skokie Health and Human Services will be offering the Moderna Bivalent booster dose consistent with the following guidelines:

The Moderna Booster dose is available for ages six years+:

- you must be six years+ 

- your last COVID-19 vaccination should be at least two months ago

- if you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must wait three months

No Booster dose is recommended for ages six months - four years old at this time.

9/8/2022 - Skokie Health and Human Services has received the Moderna Bivalent Booster Vaccine.  All booster doses moving forward for Moderna ages 18+ will be the bivalent formula per guidance from CDC.  

To be eligible for the Moderna Bivalent Booster Dose:

- you must be 18+ years old

- your last COVID-19 vaccination should be at least two months ago

- if you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must wait three months

Individuals ages 12 - 17 that need a booster dose will need to find a location that provides the Pfizer Bivalent Booster.  Please visit our community partner list:  Community Vaccine Partners

9/2/2022 - The Village of Skokie Health and Human Services (HHS) Department will be offering the Moderna bivalent booster dose to Skokie residents soon.  Clinics for the Moderna bivalent booster will be made available as soon as the vaccine is received.  Residents can also visit Vaccines.gov to find providers offering bivalent COVID-19 vaccine.

8/11/2022 - CDC confirmed that if your child between the ages of five years old and 11 years old received two doses of Pfizer pediatric vaccine, they should receive a booster dose of Pfizer pediatric vaccine five months after dose two to be completely up-to-date with their vaccine schedule. They must not receive Moderna as their booster dose.

As of July 1st, 2022, Skokie Health and Human Services is no longer offering Pfizer vaccine, we are transitioning to Moderna vaccine only for all age groups. If you prefer to receive Pfizer, please see the list of community partners below.

As of mid-June 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all children six months through five years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Click here for more information. The Skokie Health Department will offer Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages six months through five years old on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. by appointment only starting Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Appointments may be made online at the link below beginning Wednesday, June 22, 2022. This vaccine is a two dose series with dose two given 28 days after the first dose.


As of May 24, 2022, CDC now recommends a booster dose for all children ages five to 11 that received PFIZER as their primary series at least five months after their second primary series dose. Children ages five to 11 years old who are immunocompromised should receive a third primary dose at least four weeks after their second primary dose series, and a booster dose at least three months after their third primary series dose for a total of four doses.  Please read the link below:

IDPH media statement: Pediatric PFIZER booster for ages 5yo-11yo

As of March 29, 2022,CDC now recommends a second booster dose for certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least four months ago.  To see if you qualify for a second booster, please read link below:

CDC's media statement.

CDC recommends that everyone ages five years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine with a preference for people to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (either Pfizer or Moderna), please read link below:

CDC's media statement.