Flu shots are now available at all Hines VA Hospital PACT Clinics and CBOCs, during regular clinic hours. Availability will continue throughout the 2022/2023 flu season.
Flu shots are given on a walk-in basis. Veterans can receive their flu shot separately or while receiving other care at Hines. For more information, call the Flu Vaccination Hotline at 708-202-8358.
Curbside/drive-thru flu vaccinations will become available at Hines VA Hospital starting Sept. 28, 2022, outside Bldg. 1, C-Lobby. No appointment is needed. Curbside vaccinations will be open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Veterans are also encouraged to receive a COVID-19 booster or initial vaccination. Bivalent boosters are available to those at least two months removed from their last vaccination or conventional booster dose, regardless of vaccine type. To schedule a COVID-19 Vaccination or booster, call 708-202-2707.
Visitation Policy Update: Effective Dec. 1, 2022, Hines VA will allow up to two visitors per day for a maximum of two hours. Inpatient visitors under 14 years of age must be supervised by an adult who is not the patient. Four-hour visits are permitted for CLC residents.
Visitation is not allowed for Veterans receiving inpatient mental health care. Patients with COVID-19 may not receive visitors unless under specific circumstances as determined by a physician. End of Life-visiting exceptions are allowed at the clinical team's discretion.
Department visitation guidance may vary based on specific unit requirements. Please consult with the individual department for any further needs or limitations.
All guests must be screened for COVID-19 and wear a medical-grade facemask while inside the facility. Medical-grade masks are available at all entrances for those in need. Social distancing and hand sanitization throughout the facility is required. Vaccination and outdoor masking are strongly encouraged.
COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters: All Veterans, spouses and caregivers can get a COVID-19 vaccine and booster at VA by appointment or walk-in clinic. Visit our vaccine information page.