COVID-19 Vaccination

FREE COVID Vaccination and Testing Western


Planning your Vaccination with Prism Heath Lab

THE FIRST STEP

Make an appointment or Walk-In

STEP 1   Click REGISTER HERE on this website.

STEP 2   Choose your service

STEP 3   Choose your date and location

OR

STEP 1   Walk in to one of our clinics (or drive to Cicero).

CAN I GET VACCINATED NOW?

Yes, anyone 12 or older can get a vaccine.

In accordance with federal and state law, anyone over 12 can receive the Pfizer vaccine and anyone over 18 can receive the Moderna vaccine.

Visit the Illinois Department of Public Health for more information >

THE VACCINATION SITE

Arriving at Prism Health Lab

STEP 1   Check to make sure your appointment is for a indoor (walk-up) vaccine or drive-thru.

STEP 2   Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.

STEP 3   Enter the clinic and wait for your appointment.

STEP 4   A Prism Health Lab staff member will assist you.

THE VACCINE

The wait is over

STEP 1   In accordance with official CDC guidance, we will prepare the proper dosage of the COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) and administer it into your shoulder (the deltoid muscle).

STEP 2   You will move to the Prism Health Lab observation area where you will wait for 15 minutes (or 30 minutes if you have severe comorbidities)

STEP 3   Our staff will be standing by to assist you.

STEP 4   Once the observation period is complete,  you can leave the vaccination site.

THE SECOND DOSE

Finishing your 2-dose regimen

STEP 1   If needed, at the site, a staff member will register you for your second dose in 21-28 days, depending on which vaccine you received.

STEP 2   If you left before making your second appointment, please call 1 (800) 325 1812 or go to prism.org/visitus

STEP 3   Please arrive at the clinic to receive your second dose!

STEP 4   Please continue to wear a mask.

THE BOOSTER

More to come

STEP 1   The CDC and FDA have approved a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for certain individuals in the US! If you took the Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine for your primary series, you might be eligible.

STEP 2   In order to get your booster shot now, you must be:

  • people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
  • people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

STEP 3   Make an appointment or walk in to one of our clinics or events!

STEP 4   Once the observation period is complete,  you can leave the vaccination site. You will leave with more protection from newer variants of COVID-19.

BUT, HOW WILL I FEEL AFTERWARDS?

It depends.

It is normal to have certain reactions after a vaccination: There may be redness, swelling or pain around the injection site. Fatigue, fever, headache and aching limbs are also not uncommon in the first three days after vaccination. These normal vaccine reactions are usually mild and subside after a few days.

WHAT ABOUT teSTING?

Prism Health Lab offers Drive-thru and Walk-up testing