COVID-19 Public Vaccine Clinic Information
SIU Medicine is working with state public health agencies to provide COVID-19 vaccines. Anyone may request a vaccine from SIU Medicine – regardless of where you live or insurance provider.
Please complete the registration form below if you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Do you have access to a printer? If yes, download, print and fill out the consent form but do not sign it until you arrive. Bring it to your appointment to make your appointment faster. If you do not have a printer, we will have copies available for you to fill out.
Do we have the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?
Not at this time. We are following CDC and IDPH recommendations by pausing all Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinics. We will continue to offer Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. Among 6,800,000 people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U.S., six women between the ages of 18-48 developed blood clots 6-13 days after receiving the vaccine. Currently J&J states that there is no clear causal relationship; however the FDA has opted to pause vaccine efforts to analyze if there is a causal relationship and to allow patients and health care providers time to understand the signs and treatment of this clotting disorder. All patients who develop severe headache, severe abdominal pain, leg pain or rapid onset of shortness of breath within 3 weeks of the vaccine, should contact their health care provider immediately.
Can anyone 16 or older come to SIU Medicine for a vaccine? Yes.
Are you pregnant, breastfeeding, or do you have a blood-related or immunocompromised condition?
We recommend you discuss the COVID vaccine with your primary care provider prior to scheduling.
Before you schedule an appointment, make sure you:
- Wait more than 14 days to schedule your COVID vaccine after receiving any other vaccinations.
- Wait more than 28 days after testing positive for COVID-19.
- Wait 90 days after receiving monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19.
How much is the vaccine from SIU Medicine?
There are no out-of-pocket costs to you. Your insurance company may be charged.
Do I need an appointment for the vaccine?
Yes. Only those with a pre-scheduled appointment at SIU Medicine will be given the vaccine. We will schedule your first and second doses at the same time.
I have an appointment. Where do I go to receive the vaccine?
Enter through the Main doors (facing south). When entering the building, make a left to be check in by a receptionist. You may park in any spot, except the Respiratory Clinic Parking area.
520 N. 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
How can I prepare for my appointment?
After scheduling your appointment, this information will help make your on-site registration quick and easy.
- Bring a photo ID that has your name and date of birth as well as your insurance card.
- Bring your work ID to prove your employment.
- You must wear a mask at all times.
- Wear clothing that will easily give access to your upper shoulder, like a short-sleeved t-shirt.
- Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, no earlier.
- Only the person scheduled for an appointment will receive the vaccination. Please do not bring family members or friends to your appointment unless you require assistance into the building. You may bring one person.
- Bring guardianship paperwork or POA if you will be signing consent for a patient.
- Appointments may last up to 45 minutes for vaccination and observation.
If you currently are ill or have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle aches, abdominal pain, loss of taste or smell), you will not be permitted to receive the vaccination.
Looking for COVID-19 testing information? Visit this page.
If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any vaccine, we recommend attending a vaccine clinic in a higher level of care setting like an urgent care facility or a hospital.
If you received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at another location, you need to schedule your second dose with that location.