The Chicago Department of Public Health partnered with XS Tennis and Education Foundation and the Soul Children of Chicago Choir to administer COVID-19 vaccinations at the XS Tennis Summer Bash, a youth focused event on the City’s South Side.
The Soul Children of Chicago Choir, the nation’s oldest, internationally acclaimed Grammy award winning youth gospel choir led by Walt Whitman gave exciting musical performances throughout the event. Jason Warrior and Sa’Rayah from season 11 of The Voice, who are alums of the Soul Children of Chicago Choir also performed at the event. Walt Whitman and multiple members of the choir received their vaccines.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with the Chicago Department of Public Health on this amazing event that gives back to the community in multiple ways,” said Dr. Walt Whitman, CEO and founder of the Soul Children of Chicago Choir. “Offering convenient access to COVID-19 vaccines is extremely vital in ensuring equitable vaccine distribution in the City’s most heavily impacted communities. I received my COVID-19 vaccine at the event, along with members of the choir to showcase that the vaccine is safe, effective, and our best chance at returning to a new normal.”
CDPH is committed to reaching individuals most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by partnering with trusted organizations to administer vaccines at community events across the city. The City of Chicago is once again seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, it is more important than ever to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family, and your community. Vaccines have been essential in the fight against COVID-19.
Anyone age 12 and older can be vaccinated. All COVID-19 vaccines are free, and no insurance or ID is required. See the full list of special vaccine events at www.chicago.gov/vaxcalendar.