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COVID-19 vaccines and testing

Safe care is our mission. VA Illiana Healthcare System offers the COVID-19 vaccine to ALL Veterans, Veteran spouses, caregivers of Veterans, and CHAMPVA recipients at no cost.

Remember to bring your vaccine card

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Information 

The health and safety or our Veterans and staff remain a top priority for VA. Vaccine remains the best way to protect everyone from serious illness. Protect yourself, your family, and your community by scheduling your appointment today. COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be effective in diminishing the spread of the virus within our communities.

Veterans are asked to bring their valid VA ID card with them and the CDC Vaccination Card.

Who is eligible for a booster?
Anyone age 18 or older who:
• Completed the Moderna or Pfizer series at least 6 months ago
• Received the Johnson & Johnson single dose at least 2 months ago

VA will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccine and boosters to those authorized under Save Lives Act recipients while supplies last. 

Why is a booster important? 
COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness fades over time.
• A booster will recharge your body’s ability to protect you from COVID-19!

For more information about the COVID-19 booster, visit

If you are an enrolled Veteran who received a vaccination outside of the VA, please report it to your primary care team.

NOTE: VA Illiana Health Care currently offers Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

  • ALL Veterans - Veteran does not need to be enrolled in VA health care to receive COVID-19 vaccine
  • Spouses of Veterans
  • Caregivers of Veterans - For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, caregiver is defined as a family member or friend who provides care to a Veteran
  • CHAMPVA Benefits Recipients - Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
    • All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when receiving the vaccine.


  • Masks Required for Everyone During Patient Care Interactions. 
  • Masks are also required in all locations for anyone with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection or other viral respiratory infections. 

Call 217-554-4444, to schedule your vaccine appointment today.
Upon arrival to the clinic, you may need to wait for staff to prepare your shot. Your patience is appreciated. 

If you remain undecided about the COVID-19 vaccine, click here to learn more about the importance of protecting yourself, family members, and the community. 

COVID-19 Testing | Appointment required

VA Illiana VAMC offers COVID-19 testing to Veterans enrolled in VA health care.

Appointments are required. Patience is appreciated while coordinating staff and accommodating previously scheduled appointments.

Please call 217-554-4444, for an appointment or call 1-800-320-8387 (toll free).