City to Host Final COVID-19/Flu Family Vaccination Clinic of Season at Truman College on Saturday
Partnership with City Colleges delivers nearly 128,000 vaccinations
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CHICAGO - The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced it will host the final COVID-19/Flu Family Vaccination Clinic of the season on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Truman College on the North Side. This will be the 589th pop-up clinic CDPH has held in partnership with City Colleges of Chicago since COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out in late 2020. In total, nearly 128,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered free of charge to Chicagoans of all ages at these events.
“A huge thank you to our partners at City Colleges for their ongoing support and for allowing us to use their spaces to host hundreds of accessible clinics in all parts of Chicago to help us vaccinate Chicagoans against COVID-19 and flu,” said CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. “Vaccinating Chicago against COVID has been an enormous undertaking, from the earliest days of vaccinating healthcare workers to the most recent bivalent boosters. We could not have done it without our partners throughout Chicago, and the City Colleges in particular have always been there for us and the people of Chicago during this challenging time.”
In total, CDPH will have held 589 clinics at City Colleges locations including:
- 148 at Malcolm X College
- 131 at Richard J. Daley College
- 91 at Wilbur Wright College
- 64 at Kennedy-King College
- 57 at Harry S Truman College
- 51 at Arturo Velaszquez Westside Technical Institute
- 47 at Olive-Harvey College
More than 2.1 million Chicagoans, or 80 percent of all residents, have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
“City Colleges of Chicago is committed to ensuring that the health and safety of our students and our communities remains paramount always. Under the incredible leadership of Commissioner Arwady and everyone at CDPH, the vaccination clinics helped those who participated stay as healthy as possible, and for this we are more than grateful to have been the host,” said City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado.
COVID-19 vaccines remain free for everyone, and CDPH continues to encourage everyone to get up to date on their vaccinations, including getting the new omicron booster. Find vaccination events in your neighborhood at Chicago.gov/vaxcalendar or call the City’s COVID-19 Hotline at (312) 746-4835. You can still be vaccinated at-home for free, too; for an appointment visit Chicago.gov/AtHome or call (312) 746-4835.
For additional COVID-19 information, visit Chicago.gov/COVID.