Last updated: July 21, 2021
Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at Northwestern Medicine
Last updated June 23, 2021, at 9:00 am.
Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers
Offering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for those 18 and older
As of July 3, the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is available at the following Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers for patients 18 and older on a walk-in basis: Aurora, Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Crystal Lake, Deerfield, Evanston, Glen Ellyn, Glenview, Gurnee, Huntley, Lakeview, McHenry, Naperville, River North, South Loop, St. Charles, Streeterville, Vernon Hills, West Loop and Wheaton.
Vaccinations will be offered on a walk-in basis only on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning July 3 during operating hours. No appointment is needed. Please let the registrar know you wish to receive a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination when you arrive.
Offering the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available at the following Northwestern Medicine primary care sites beginning on the dates indicated. Vaccinations are offered to those 12 and older except where noted.
All Primary Care locations require an appointment and you must be a current Northwestern Medicine patient. You do not need to be a patient of the clinic where the vaccine is offered, and a physician’s order is not required to schedule an appointment. Please schedule by calling the location where you wish to receive your vaccine. (TTY: 711).
More Locations Coming Soon
- Northwestern Medicine Primary Care Mokena – coming soon
Northwestern Medicine is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all. To support patients with disabilities, the following resources are available at our vaccination sites:
- Wheelchairs are available at the main entry areas of the hospital campus for your use. Our staff can also provide assistance upon request at arrival, such as sighted guide or wheelchair assist.
- To support effective communication, there are video remote interpreter devices, ClearMasks, sound amplifiers, magnifiers, large print materials, and writing tools available upon request at the check-in area.
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ
Where Can I Find a Record of My COVID-19 Vaccine?
- How can I get a copy of my Northwestern Medicine COVID-19 vaccination record?
- What information is included on my Northwestern Medicine COVID-19 vaccination record?
- I need a CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card for travel or other purposes. How can I request one?
If you have a MyNM account, a copy of your vaccine information will be sent to your account following your appointment. You can also find the digital and printable vaccination record via MyNM:
- Log into MyNM at nm.org/mynm.
- Go to the Health tab.
- Click on Immunizations.
- Your COVID-19 vaccination record is listed as SARS-CoV-2.
To sign up for a MyNM account, go to nm.org/mynm. If you cannot access MyNM, you can ask for a copy of your vaccine record to be sent to you via secure email or U.S. mail. To do this, contact the Northwestern Medicine Health Information Management Department at 877.9.RECORD (877.973.2673); TTY: 711 or email@example.com.
Your Northwestern Medicine COVID-19 vaccination record contains the same key documentation that is included on a COVID-19 vaccination record card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Date of birth
- Medical record number
- Vaccine manufacturer, lot number and date
- Organization that administered your vaccine
- Note: Northwestern Memorial HealthCare may be abbreviated as “NMHC”
- Patients will receive a CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card at their vaccine appointment.
- If you received your final COVID-19 vaccine dose prior to April 12, you can request a CDC card be mailed to your home using the methods below. Please note that duplicate CDC cards are not available due to limited supply.
To request a CDC card through MyNM:
- Log into MyNM at nm.org/mynm.
- Go to the Health tab.
- Click on COVID-19 Resource center.
- Click on COVID-19 Information.
- Click on COVID-19 Vaccination Records.
- Click on Request a CDC vaccination record card.
To request a CDC card via email, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Be sure to include your name, date of birth and mailing address.
- In your request, specify that you are looking to obtain a CDC card, not a copy of your Northwestern Medicine vaccination record.
To request a CDC card via phone, call 877.9.RECORD (877.973.2673); TTY:711.
Please allow up to three weeks for your CDC vaccination card to be mailed.
Scheduling Your Vaccine Appointment
- How do I receive the vaccine if I have not had a visit to a Northwestern Medicine site?
- Can I reschedule my vaccine appointment after I’ve made it?
- What if I have questions about scheduling my COVID-19 vaccine appointment?
- Where will the vaccine clinics be held?
- Are walk-in appointments available?
- Should I get the vaccine if I have had a COVID-19 infection in the last 90 days?
If you are in Cook County, you can subscribe to vaccination updates here. Outside of Cook County, you can find a full list of available vaccination clinics in Illinois through the state’s COVID-19 site.
You will not be able to reschedule the appointment online. If you need to reschedule, please call the clinic where your appointment is scheduled.
If you have questions about scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please call the clinic where your appointment is scheduled.
Upon scheduling, you will see a list of available vaccine clinic locations. Once you select a location, you will be provided with instructions on where to go for your appointment. Please note that vaccine clinics are only held at Northwestern Medicine hospitals and available appointments may be located at a hospital that is not in your community.
Please do not call your physician’s office as they will not be able to schedule you for an appointment.
Yes. Most Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers offer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesdays and Saturdays on a walk-in basis only.
Evidence suggests that your body will have a natural immunity in the short term, and the likelihood of reinfection is very low. You may defer vaccination for 90 days post infection or you may choose to get vaccinated. In order to make your vaccine appointment you must not have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days and be cleared from the isolation period. Also note that if your COVID-19 diagnosis is recent, you may experience more intense side effects.
At Your Vaccine Appointment
- Where can I see my COVID-19 vaccine appointment details?
- May I choose which vaccine I receive?
- Do I need to bring identification to my vaccine appointment?
- What should I wear to my COVID-19 vaccine appointment?
If you make your appointment through MyNM, you will find your appointment details there. If you call to schedule an appointment, you will receive appointment details in an email confirmation after scheduling.
Yes. Northwestern Medicine currently offers the Pfizer-BioNTech at select physician offices by appointment only. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available at most Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers on a walk-in basis.
Yes, please bring an ID and your insurance card. There will be no out-of-pocket cost to be vaccinated.
Please wear a short-sleeved shirt or clothing that provides easy access to the upper arm.
Second Dose Information
- If needed, how do I schedule my second dose of the vaccine?
- I did not receive an appointment for the second dose at my first vaccine appointment. What should I do now?
- I cannot make my scheduled appointment for the second dose of the vaccine. How do I reschedule?
- What happens if I miss the 21- to 28-day window for my second dose?
- Can I get my second dose at a different location than my first dose?
- I had my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and then tested positive for COVID-19. Can I still get the second dose of the vaccine?
We will schedule your second appointment when you receive your first dose.
Please note, Northwestern Medicine is unable to offer appointments for those seeking only a second dose after receiving their first dose at another provider.
Please call the clinic that provided your first dose to scheduled your second dose.
The vaccine supply from the CDC and local health departments is based on the number of people who need the second dose of the vaccine. Please make every effort to keep your scheduled appointment. If you cannot, please call the clinic where you received your first dose to reschedule.
The second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should be given as close to the recommended date as possible. However, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, if you must delay your second appointment, the second dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.
No. We ask that all patients ensure they can go to the same location for both doses when scheduling their first appointment.
Yes. You will need to complete your 10-day quarantine period before you receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call the clinic where you received your first dose.