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Monday, April 05, 2021
Chicago Department of Public Health >> Chicago COVID-19 News for You
Dear Chicago Residents and Partners,
new mass vaccination sites are opening in Chicago on April 5, with the
city now in phase 1c of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. The sites are
located at Chicago State University and the American Airlines Conference
Center at Gallagher Way next to Wrigley Field.
The City’s new mass vaccination site at Chicago State University
will be overseen by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH),
with CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) operating the site and
vaccine administered by Howard Brown Health. At full capacity, it will
serve 1,200 walk-up and 1,000 drive-thru vaccination appointments a
appointments at Chicago State University are limited to specific zip
codes: 60617, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60628, 60633, 60636, 60643, 60649,
60655, and 60827 only. Chicagoans in these zip codes can register online or through the City’s call center (312.746.4835). In mid-April, a limited number of appointments will also be available on Zocdoc.com/vaccine to anyone who is currently eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine in the City of Chicago.
for both mass vaccination sites will be restricted to Chicago
residents, and people will need to bring proof of address to their
appointment. Driver’s license, Illinois ID card or REAL ID, City Key
Card, library card, postmarked letter, utility bill, voter registration
confirmation, Consular ID (Matricula Consular), and many other forms of
identification will all be accepted. The vaccine will be offered at no
cost, and insurance is not required. Documentation regarding immigration
status is also not required.
The City officially entered phase 1c of the vaccine rollout on Monday, March 29th,
meaning all essential workers and adults with certain underlying
medical conditions are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. People in phases
1a and 1b, including seniors and people who live and work in congregate
settings, still remain eligible for the vaccine.
the COVID-19 vaccine first came to Chicago in December 2020, the City
has followed a distribution plan that has prioritized equity while
targeting individuals and locations most vulnerable to the virus. To
learn more about the City’s vaccine distribution plan, including the
eligibility requirements for Phase 1c, visit Chicago.gov/COVIDVax.
New Vaccination Site Opens for Union Essential Workers
Lori E. Lightfoot joined the Chicago Federation of Labor to announce
the opening of a new vaccination site for union essential workers as
Chicago expanded eligibility under Phase 1c. The vaccination site,
located at the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 at
2260 S. Grove St. in Chicago, is open to union workers who live or work
in Chicago who are eligible for vaccinations under Phase 1a, 1b and 1c
unique partnership is the first site in the nation run by the labor
movement for all eligible union members, and will support the City of
Chicago’s efforts to get vaccines to Black and Latinx Chicagoans who
have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
vaccination site is expected to handle approximately 1,200 vaccinations
per week, with additional capacity added as vaccine supply increases.
Interested workers must live or work in the city of Chicago, hold a
current union card or be a union retiree, and qualify under any of the
eligibility criteria in Phase 1a, 1b or 1c as defined by the Chicago
Department of Public Health (CDPH). As vaccine eligibility expands, so
will the CFL program.
For more information about vaccine appointments, union members should visit www.chicagolabor.org/vaccine.
Those interested in receiving a vaccine must have a valid appointment
to be vaccinated and union cards will be checked at the door for access
to the site.
New Protect Chicago Plus Vaccination Clinic in South Deering
Thursday, April 1, the City of Chicago, in partnership with Howard
Brown Health, launched a temporary vaccination clinic in the South
Deering community at Trumbull Park. On the site’s opening day, more than
200 Black and Latinx community members received their first dose of the
COVID-19 vaccine. The site was open as part of the City’s Protect
Chicago Plus initiative, which has the goal of increasing vaccine uptake
in the communities that have been most greatly affected by the COVID-19
temporary vaccination clinic in South Deering currently serves
community members from Jeffery Manor, South Deering, Calumet Heights and
surrounding areas of Trumbull Park and Vets Park. First dose
vaccine appointments are available Thursdays and Saturdays through April
17. After receiving their first dose, community members are encouraged
to return to the same location to receive their second dose of the
vaccine within three-to-four weeks.
are offered at no cost and by appointment only to people who live in
these communities. I.D. and insurance are not required but an address
will need to be provided on the day of the appointment. To learn more
about vaccine eligibility at this clinic, visit rebrand.ly/SouthDeering.
Three Generations Vaccinated at West Englewood Protect Chicago Plus Clinic
Williams accompanied nearly a dozen adult members of her family,
including her 86-year-old mother, to Esperanza Health Center’s
vaccination site to get their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The
entire family reside in West Englewood and were vaccinated as part of
the City of Chicago’s Protect Chicago Plus initiative.
been looking forward to this day for such a long time,” said Williams,
55, who works as a resident services coordinator for Catholic Charities
and runs the Voices of West Englewood alliance of area residents and
businesses. “I was so lucky to get my own vaccine already, but to see my
family finally get it is the real blessing. We all live close by and my
mother lives just down the street, but this is the first time we’ll all
be together again. We’re doing this for each other."
Protect Chicago Plus initiative works to ensure that vaccination rates
reflect the demographics of the city, and expand vaccine access and
uptake in Black and Latinx communities that have been most affected by
the pandemic. Data shows that communities where the program initially
launched are seeing the highest increase in vaccination rates in the
city. From February 6 to March 20, the percentage of Chicagoans who have
received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine has doubled citywide but
has more than tripled in Gage Park, South Lawndale, Belmont Cragin,
Chicago Lawn, Back of the Yards, West Englewood and Archer Heights.
opened its vaccine site at 61st and Western in early February to better
reach communities that were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic,
including West Englewood, Gage Park and Chicago Lawn. It currently
vaccinates more than 2,300 people a week at the site, mostly people of
color like Gloria and her family – and has delivered more than 40,000
vaccinations in all.
Chi COVID Coach
Stay informed on Chicago's vaccination progress by signing up for Chi COVID Coach.
We will use this app to provide you with information about the COVID-19
vaccine rollout in Chicago, as well as how and where you can get
vaccinated when it is your turn. Registration is free and your
information will be protected.
As of March 23, Chicago's Emergency Travel Order includes 26 states:
Iowa, Ohio, Mississippi, New Mexico, Indiana, Arkansas, Louisiana,
Nevada, Kansas, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Washington, California,
Wyoming, Missouri, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Utah, Arizona, Texas,
Nebraska, District of Columbia, and Kentucky
New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Florida, Delaware, Georgia,
Connecticut, Colorado, North Carolina, Vermont, Alabama, Pennsylvania,
South Dakota, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Alaska,
Virginia, New Hampshire, Idaho, Montana, Minnesota, Michigan, West
Virginia, Maryland, and Maine.
The guidance for each tier is:
Yellow: States with a rolling 7-day average less than 15 cases/day/100k residents.
No quarantine or pre-arrival test required. Maintain strict masking, social distancing and avoidance of in-person gatherings
Orange: States have a rolling 7-day average above 15 cases/day/100k residents
10-day quarantine OR pre-arrival negative test no more than 72 hours before arrival in Chicago with strict masking, social distancing and avoidance of in-person gatherings OR
fully vaccinated, as defined as two weeks after the second dose of a
two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after one dose of a single-dose
vaccine and not have symptoms
The next update will be Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Fore more information, visit chi.gov/eto.
COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Resources
Chicagoans have full permission to copy or adapt messaging and flyers
for their communications. They are free to use and no credit is needed.
You may also add your logo next to the CDPH logo. We hope
these documents help you answer questions from the community, prepare
leadership for press briefings, update website content, write press
releases, develop social media posts, and meet other communications
groups and local businesses looking for additional COVID-19 resources
including downloadable flyers and signage can visit the City's COVID-19
website and click on the Resources tab, or click here.