Chicago To Target 15 Communities Under Vaccine Equity Strategy

Jan. 25, 2021, 9:37 PM

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced a program on Monday that will work to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to 15 high-need communities as part of the effort to ensure racial equity in the rollout plan.

  • The program, called Protect Chicago Plus, will partner with local providers in each of the 15 neighborhoods to “break through the barriers, demonstrate why the vaccine is safe and essential, and get doses into arms,” Lightfoot said during the press conference
  • Out of the 108,000 Chicagoans who received their first vaccine dose, approximately 17% of those people are Latinx and 15%...

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