Get your COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines are available for every patient of Oak Street Health, at all of our locations across the country. Getting the vaccine can help you stay healthier, and move us past this pandemic. Schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

Covid Vaccine Education

Should I get the vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines are designed to help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19, so that our body is ready to fight the virus if exposed.

If you get COVID-19, you are at risk of giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. The vaccine will help protect you and others around you, like friends and family. You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine.

Should I get the vaccine

Is the vaccine safe?

  • The first available COVID-19 vaccines underwent extensive phase 3 clinical trials with many people participating (over 30,000 people per vaccine) across diverse ages, races, and ethnicities. The vaccines have been tested at the highest-level for efficacy and safety.

    While we don’t know how long protection lasts for those who get infected or those who are vaccinated, the benefits of vaccine-acquired immunity outweigh the risk of natural infection, which has the potential to cause serious illness or death. 

  • The vaccine alone will not be the perfect fix”. You will still need to practice other precautions, like wearing a mask, social distancing, and hand washing --- until public health officials say otherwise.

    At Oak Street Health, keeping our patients healthy is our top priority, and we recommend that our patients get the COVID-19 vaccine, and continue social distancing, as well as wearing a mask whenever possible.

What vaccines are available?

At this time, there are two companies that requested an EAU (Emergency Use Authorization) for their vaccine: Pfizer/​BioNtech and Moderna. Both vaccines have shown to be highly effective (well over 90%) in their phase 3 trials, with limited adverse events.

There are at least 10 other vaccines in phase 3 trials at this time, and we expect more vaccines to become available in the coming months.

Scientists had already begun research for coronavirus vaccines, which allowed for rapid development. Previous outbreaks caused by coronaviruses, like SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) increased scientific investments in coronavirus vaccine research more than 15 years ago.

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

COVID-19 Vaccine Near You | Oak Street Health

Oak Street Health is working with state and local governments to provide COVID-19 vaccines to our patients and the communities we serve. To find out if we are offering COVID-19 vaccines near you, view our COVID vaccine location page. Our centers are following state and local government distribution guidance for the COVID vaccine, so check with your local government to see if you are eligible. Sign-Up to receive updates on COVID vaccine availability from Oak Street Health in your area. Oak Street Health also offers a variety COVID testing options.