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)
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:
- 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
- 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 COVID Vaccine Clinic
21306 IL Rt 9
Tremont, IL 61568
Woodford County Health Department
- Woodford County Health Department
1831 S Main St
Eureka, IL 61530
Vaccine website: https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/
Vaccine website: https://www.unitypoint.org/peoria/covid-19-vaccine.aspx
Heartland Health Services
Call for an appointment: (309) 680-7600
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.
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.
Your Healthcare Professional will help you with all timeframes and brands for vaccinations and boosters.
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 Comirnaty (Pfizer BioNTech) Fact Sheet for Recipients (updated 11/19/21)
- COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients (updated 11/19/21)
- COVID-19 Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients (updated 10/20/21)
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
- State of Illinois COVID-19 Website - coronavirus.illinois.gov. The portal lists Vaccination Locations, Vaccination Appointment Information, FAQs, and Updates on the Illinois Vaccination Plan.
- Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) COVID-19 Information - IDPH has the State of Illinois vaccination plan on this page, as well as an extensive Q&A section.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- The Conversation Between Us, About US is a campaign from Greater Than COVID and the Black Coalition Against COVID where black doctors, nurses, and researchers dispel misinformation and provide facts about COVID-19 vaccines.
Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 Vaccination 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.