Covid Shots for 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 https://www.va.gov/health-care/how-to-apply/.
Veterans may learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.
Download the press release: Veterans Vaccine Press_Release_.
Meet our Veterans
About the VFWIn 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. 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.
VFW POST 7706 NEWS & EVENTS
The coordination of parade activities related to Veterans was organized and facilitated by Earl Billman, a member of the American Legion and the VFW Post 7706, and Paul Corwin, Past Post Commander for 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2019. … Continue reading →
VFW Post 7706 Veterans march in Barrington’s Memorial Day Parade Members of the VFW Post 7706 led by the new Post Commander, Guy Newell, presided over ceremonies at four local cemeteries – White Cementery, St. Paul Cementery, Barrington Center, and … Continue reading →