CDPH Provides Protect Chicago 77 Update

October 1, 2021

72.9 % of Chicagoans 12+ have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Joint Information Center    media.coronavirus@cityofchicago.org

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.                                               

As of September 27, more than 1.6 million – or 72.9 percent - of Chicagoans age 12+   have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Over the past week:

  • Austin, Avalon Park, and Grand Boulevard reached 60% in 1st dose vaccine coverage (ages 12+)
  • Humboldt Park reached 70% in 1st dose vaccine coverage (ages 12+)
  • Brighton Park reached 77% in 1st dose vaccine coverage (ages 12+)
  • East Garfield Park had the biggest increase in 1st dose vaccine coverage (ages 12+)

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 anyone age 12 and over. Through CDPH’s Protect Chicago At Home program, anyone 12 and over is eligible to be vaccinated in their home and can receive up to $100. COVID-19 vaccination is offered at no cost and insurance or government ID are not required. To learn more, visit Chicago.gov/COVIDvax or call 312-746-4835.

 

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