COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics & Vaccine Information

Peoria City/County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccinations and Boosters


Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccines & Boosters at Peoria City/County Health Department:

  • Walk-in Thursdays,  10/27, 11/3, and 11/10 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm; 2116 N. Sheridan Rd, Peoria, IL 61604 (Or by appointment Monday-Friday)
  • COVID-19 primary series vaccines-  Pfizer and Moderna-  available on walk-in Thursdays for age 6 mo through adults or by appointment M-F.
  • Bivalent boosters for these clinics ages 5+ through adults (Pfizer age 5+ or Moderna age 6+).
  • Bivalent booster; must be 2 months since last COVID-19 vaccination or booster; should be 3 months since any COVID-19 infection; must have had the primary (1 or 2-dose series) vaccination
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Bring  your vaccination card, if you have it.

Appointment Based Vaccinations and Boosters. Call 309-679-6655.

  • Appointments available Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Address 2116 N. Sheridan Rd, Peoria, IL 61604

COVID-19 Vaccines by Appointment Include:

  • Vaccine brands available - Pfizer and Moderna
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • 1st and 2nd dose age 6mo+, including adults (primary series).
  • Boosters available for age 5+ and other 3rd dose vaccines.
  • Appropriate timeframes and vaccines apply for doses and boosters.

Additional Community Clinics: 


Ward Chapel AME Church

Saturday, November 12, 2022; 9 am - 1 pm

  • 511 N. Richard Allen Drive
    Peoria, IL 61605
  • Provided by Peoria City/County Health Department
  • Walk-in; no appointment needed
  • Age 6 mo - adult; vaccines and boosters
  • Parent/guardian must accompany children under age 18
  • Bring vaccination card, if you have one

Tazewell County Health Department

Woodford County Health Department

OSF HealthCare

Vaccine website: https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/  

UnityPoint Health

Vaccine website: https://www.unitypoint.org/peoria/covid-19-vaccine.aspx

Heartland Health Services

Call for an appointment: (309) 680-7600

Pharmacies

Locate a pharmacy offering COVID-19 vaccinations near you using the State of Illinois vaccine finder website: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/

National Provider Database

Find a vaccine provider from the CDC's national COVID-19 vaccine provider database: https://www.vaccines.gov/

The State of Illinois closed the COVID-19 vaccine and testing site at Peoria Civic Center March 31, 2022. 

Available COVID-19 Vaccines:

  • Pfizer (Comirnaty): approved for ages 6 months - adult (adults require two initial doses, given 21 days apart)
  • Moderna: approved for ages  6 months - adult (adults require two initial doses, given 28 days apart. )
  • No proof of insurance is required. Vaccines are free.

Additional Dose

Individuals with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are recommended for an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after they received a two-dose primary series of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. CDC Guidance on Additional Doses

CDC recommends that moderately or severely immunocompromised 5-11-year-olds receive and additional dose of vaccine 28 days after their second shot of Pfizer.

Fall 2022 - Booster shots and the bivalent booster shots

COVID-19 booster shots are available for age 5+ who received their primary shots or other boosters at least 2 months ago. Authorized boosters are Pfizer or Moderna.

The new bivalent boosters are now available in Illinois. The bivalent booster vaccine protects against the original strain of COVID-19 and the omicron variants. Bivalent booster shots are authorized for age 5+ through adult.

The CDC recommends boosting with a single dose of any authorized COVID-19 vaccine booster (called "mix and match") or according to  age.

CDC recommendations for boosters

Your Healthcare Professional will help you with all timeframes and brands for vaccinations and boosters.

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Replacement Vaccination Cards

Do you need to replace your COVID-19 vaccination card? Use the IDPH website http://www.dph.illinois.gov/vaxverify to view and print your COVID-19 vaccination record. You can also find the date(s) you were vaccinated, which COVID-19 vaccine you received, as well as other recent vaccinations you have received (such as a flu shot). 

Information for Vaccine Recipients

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccination for Young People

IDPH FAQ sheet with information for young people.

What is an Emergency Use Authorization? How is safety taken into account?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for authorizing a vaccine for emergency use. Learn how they do this at https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/emergency-use-authorization-vaccines-explained.

How do vaccines work in our bodies? Are there different types?

Vaccines work by triggering an immune response from our body. Different types of vaccines can produce this response. Learn the details of how our bodies do this and the different vaccine types from the Center for Disease Control's website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/how-they-work.html.

What is an mRNA vaccine? How is it different from past vaccines we have had in the U.S.?

The current COVID-19 vaccine candidates that are authorized for emergency use in the United States were developed using mRNA technology, which is different from vaccines the U.S. has previously used. The Center for Disease Control's website explains more about what these are and how they work: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html?fbclid=IwAR0iMyaBDSeoXHRK4hgZvJkGpx-j-FsX8a5Fid2zJbA6D6tQ7TmXxd7ZnpI

If I already had COVID-19, should I get vaccinated?

Health officials recommend getting vaccinated even if you already had COVID-19. Studies have shown that vaccination provides a strong boost in protection in people who have recovered from COVID-19. Learn more on the benefits of being vaccinated: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

How is a vaccine developed in the U.S.? What kind of regulatory process is there to determine if it is safe and effective?

The FDA regulates vaccine development and approval in the U.S. through a strict process. Read more on the steps between research and development to approval at https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/development-approval-process-cber/vaccine-development-101.