CDPH Provides Protect Chicago 77 Update
75.6 % of Chicagoans 12+ have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
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CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Public Health today reported progress toward the goal of having at least 77 percent of all Chicago residents ages 12 and up starting their COVID-19 vaccination series by the end of the year as part of Protect Chicago 77.
According to the data reported through November 6, more than 1.7 million – or 75.6 percent – of Chicagoans age 12 and up have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The City of Chicago is doubling down on efforts to get all Chicagoans vaccinated following last week’s federal approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 and up – with initiatives aimed at helping reach its Protect Chicago 77 goal by not only connecting children with vaccine, but also their older siblings and family members who may not have been already vaccinated.
On November 6th, CDPH hosted the city wide event Chicago Day of Prayer. Nearly eight thousand Chicagoans across all denominations in all of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods paused for a shared moment of prayer for COVID-safe holidays – in churches, on street corners, at local police stations alongside officers, and more. Faith leaders recognized the importance of their communities getting vaccinated to keep themselves and their places of worship safe from COVID-19.
On Friday, November 12, CPS schools will be closed for Vaccination Awareness Day and the City is allowing employees to take time to get themselves or their families vaccinated. While you don’t have to wait until that day to get vaccinated, the City encourages other institutions and private businesses to follow their example and give employees time off to get vaccinated with their families.
The City of Chicago’s COVID dashboard is a resource provided by the city for Chicago residents to have access to daily COVID data updates. The dashboard includes vaccination data for everyone 5 years of age and older, daily case averages, hospitalizations, and more. The data is updated Monday – Friday at 5:30 p.m., except for City holidays.
Protect Chicago 77 is designed to engage people in all of the city’s 77 designated community areas to get vaccinated and encourage others to do so. All Chicagoans are encouraged to take the Protect Chicago 77 pledge, promising to do their part to Protect Chicago and help the city recover from the pandemic.
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, health care facilities, and through special events across the city at no cost to the public. Through CDPH’s Protect Chicago At Home program, anyone 12 and over can receive a vaccination in their home. No insurance or government ID is required to receive a free COVID-19 vaccination anywhere. To learn more, visit Chicago.gov/COVIDvax or call 312-746-4835.
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