Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Pediatric Vaccination (5-11 years old)

CDC now recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine. Learn more about vaccines for children and teens

Community Clinic--iHotel Illinois Conference Center—111 St. Mary's Rd., Champaign

  • At this time, there are no first dose pediatric appointments available for this clinic.
  • Second dose appointments are now open those who received their first dose at the IHotel. Parents and guardians of children who received their first dose at the IHotel were contacted via email on Nov 29th and provided a sign up link. Please check your spam and junk folders. If you did not receive this email, please email coronavirus@c-uphd.org.

Kohl's Plaza – 1901 N. Market Street, Champaign

  • Pediatric vaccine appointments will be made available at primary care locations at a later date.

Promise Healthcare

  • Promise Healthcare is offering the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine for children 5-11 years old.
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday by appointment only for 5-11. Call 217-403-5402.
  • 805 Bloomington Road (a few steps away from our main clinic) in Champaign.

Christie Clinic

  • Christie Clinic is partnering with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health (CUPHD) to staff and administer COVID-19 vaccines at community-based clinics.
  • Parents and guardians of Christie Clinic patients aged 5-11 are encouraged to sign their child up for one of the above-mentioned community vaccine clinics.

OSF Healthcare

Pharmacies

Please note, additional vaccination options may be available through school districts and other retail locations.

Booster Clinics

CDC has strengthened its recommendation on booster doses for individuals who are 18 years and older. Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after their initial J&J vaccine.

Community Clinic--iHotel Illinois Conference Center—111 St. Mary’s Rd., Champaign

  • Boosters are available at this walk-in clinic, no appointment necessary (Please enter through the conference center doors on the east side of the complex and not the iHotel).
  • December 1st, 2nd, and 10th from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • *PLEASE NOTE DECEMBER 10TH WILL BE THE LAST DAY FOR BOOSTERS AT THE ILLINOIS CONFERENCE CENTER.

Kohl's Plaza – 1901 N. Market Street, Champaign

  • Moderna and Pfizer booster appointments are available through MyCarle and the Carle hotline at (217) 902-6100 for the weekend clinic.
  • • December 5th:
    • Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Pediatric vaccine appointments will be made available at primary care locations at a later date.

Promise Healthcare

  • Boosters are available for all adults; walk-in appointments are available for both adult vaccinations and boosters.
  • 805 Bloomington Road (a few steps away from our main clinic) in Champaign.

OSF Healthcare

Pharmacies

First and Second Dose Appointments for 12 and Older

Accessing Vaccine Records

If you need a copy of your vaccine record, you should first contact the place where you were vaccinated.

If they are unable to supply a sufficient record (and you were vaccinated in Illinois), you can request a copy of your State of Illinois immunization record be sent to you directly from the Illinois Department of Public Health's I-CARE system. Complete this records release form and follow all instructions listed at the top of the form to submit to IDPH. More information about I-CARE.

You can also access your records through IDPH's new immunization portal, Vax Verify. For more information on the Vax Verify portal, please visit IDPH'S Vax Verify web page. You can access the Vax Verify portal directly.

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

    In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:
  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may not be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated and have received an additional dose. You should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people until advised otherwise by your healthcare provider.

COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at protecting you from getting severely sick even if you get infected.

These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated.

Boosters: CUPHD recommends everyone 18 and older to get a COVID booster. You are eligible for a Booster if you are 18yrs and older and six months have passed since your last dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine (2 months from J amp;J vaccine)

Possibility of COVID-19 Illness after Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing infection, serious illness, and death. Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19.

An infection of a fully vaccinated person is referred to as a "vaccine breakthrough infection."

Bottom Line: COVID-19 vaccines protect everyone ages 5 years and older against severe illness, including disease caused by the Delta variant and other variants circulating in the United States.

More information from the CDC on Breakthrough Infections.