COVID-19 Vaccination


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   If necessary, choose COVID-19 VACCINE on the next page.

STEP 3   Choose your location

STEP 4   Follow the instructions.

 

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/vaccine

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 FDA has approved a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for immunocompromised individuals in the US! According to reports, the Biden administration will recommend booster shots for all fully vaccinated individuals 8 months after their second dose.

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

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

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