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COVID-19 Vaccines & Boosters

Last updated September 16, 2022

Latest updates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved and is recommending new bivalent (omicron”) boosters for individuals ages 12 and up. NorthShore and Swedish are now offering the Pfizer bivalent boosters for this age group.

About COVID-19 vaccines & boosters

CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group:

  • People ages 12 years and older are now eligible to receive the updated COVID-19 bivalent booster, reformulated to target the original virus, plus still dominant BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. The original (monovalent) mRNA booster is no longer available for these individuals.
  • Children ages 5 to 11 years should receive all primary series doses and updated original COVID-19 boosters, if eligible.
  • Children ages 6 months to 4 years should get all COVID-19 primary series doses.

Select locations now offering COVID-19 booster and flu vaccines together

With fall and winter are around the corner, it’s time to get your flu shot—as well as your updated COVID-19 booster. (These can be safely administered together.) To make it easy to check both vaccine boxes, schedule for either your flu or COVID-19 booster at our Evanston, Northbrook and Lake Bluff clinic locations, and get the other vaccine upon request at the time of your appointment.

Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19.

People who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.

Scheduling is Fast & Easy

  1. Schedule via your NorthShoreConnect patient portal.
  2. For assistance in scheduling, call 847.982.5000.   
  3. For COVID-19 boosters only, walk in to Swedish Hospital, (2751 W. Winona, Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Parents or legal guardians must accompany minors (those 17 and under) and provide written consents for vaccine to be administered. 

Please bring your ID, COVID-19 vaccination card, and insurance information at the time of your vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccine and booster recommendations may be updated as CDC continues to monitor the latest data. Please visit this webpage and the CDC website for additional updates.