Covid Shots for Veterans

Attention Veterans

Hines VA Hospital offering COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans in one of the following categories:

  • Veterans 65+ years old
  • Dialysis patients
  • Chemotherapy patients
  • Organ transplant Veterans
  • Homeless Veteran Program participants
  • Inpatient Spinal Cord Center
  • Community Living Center
  • Residential Care Facility (RCF)
  • Hines employees


If Veterans are in one of the categories above and are interested in receiving the Pfizer vaccine (first and second dose), they should call to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are currently only at the main Hines campus at 5000 5th Ave, Hines, Illinois. The facility is open 7 days per week for appointments.

Veterans may call their provider, 708-202-2707, or 708-202-7000 for scheduling.

Veterans need to be enrolled in health care at Hines or one of its six community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) to be eligible for the vaccine. For enrollment information, visit

Veterans may learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine at

Download the press release: Veterans Vaccine Press_Release_.

Meet our Veterans
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About the VFW

Flag waving at veteran's day parade In the Beginning Origins In 1899, the American Veterans of Foreign Service (Columbus, Ohio) and the National Society of the Army of the Philippines (Denver, Colo.) were organized to secure rights and benefits for veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippines War (1899-1902). These two organizations merged in 1914, creating the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. The VFW was chartered by Congress in 1936.   soldier and son Mission Statement The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States believes America is defined by how it treats those who have sacrificed to protect it; we believe in protecting and fighting for those who were brave enough to fight for us. Whether on Capitol Hill or in our communities helping veterans get the benefits they deserve, and assisting veterans further their education with scholarships and living assistance for them and their families. To do less, would be an unconscionable betrayal of our responsibilities as Americans and veterans.