April 16, 2021

Thanks to all for a great start to vaccinations at Northeastern Illinois University

patient about to get vaccination at NEIU

Thanks to everyone who has made possible patient vaccinations at Northeastern Illinois University! Opening this site at Northeastern Illinois University is going to greatly expand access to all our patients and help them receive the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible.

Update: we’ve moved to the College of Business and Management Building, 3601 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., plan to be there through August 18, and primarily administer Pfizer vaccines.

The Heartland Health Centers COVID-19 vaccination site is scheduled to run from April 6 to August 18, 2021 and will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are not current Heartland Health Centers patients may request to be added to their COVID-19 vaccination waitlist by completing our vaccine survey form.

Last week, Heartland Health Centers begin utilizing part of Northeastern Illinois University’s Physical Education Complex to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for our patients–we’re grateful to Northeastern Illinois University as well as to our community partner Centro Romero, which has sent teams of volunteers to assist with welcoming and screening patients at the entrance to the vaccination site. 

“As a public university that serves a significant amount of populations hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Northeastern Illinois University is dedicated to stopping the spread of COVID-19; not just at our University, but in the neighborhoods in which our students and employees live and work,” Northeastern Illinois University President Gloria J. Gibson said. “In allowing Heartland Health Center to utilize part of our gymnasium to host their mass vaccination site, we are hopeful that more people will be inoculated and this pandemic will subside soon. Whether our students and employees are currently eligible to be vaccinated through Heartland or elsewhere, we strongly encourage all who are eligible to talk to their physicians and get the COVID-19 vaccine if they are able.” 

 

 

Our new partnership with NEIU will allow us to administer up to 1,500 COVID-19 vaccinations per week. Please note that currently we are contacting current patients who are at highest risk of COVID-19 complications first. If and when we are able to expand vaccinations in keeping with the City of Chicago’s vaccination phase schedule, we will share the news here on our website and via our social media. 

Directions to the site are here.  All visitors to campus are kindly asked to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols Northeastern Illinois University currently has in place to mitigate the spread of the virus on campus.

 

Our vaccination site was featured on Chicago Public Radio in early April! listen to the story here.