New and updated information about COVID-19 vaccines continues to be released at a rapid pace. In order to address many of your questions, I will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting this Tuesday, January 26th at 6:00pm. I will be joined by Dr. Stephanie Black from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) who will present the most up-to-date information about the vaccine and answer your vaccination questions.
In order to attend this town hall, you must register in advance to receive information about joining the meeting. During registration, you will have the opportunity to submit questions for Dr. Stephanie Black and CDPH about the COVID-19 vaccine. All questions are welcome! You can submit any questions about the vaccine, including about timeline, phases, and any concerns you have about getting vaccinated. In order to ensure that we receive your questions, please submit them before 1:00pm on Monday, January 25th. Registration will be open until all slots are filled.
46TH WARD COVID VACCINE TOWN HALL
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6:00pm
HOW: Zoom meeting (click here to register)
This meeting will be recorded and later made available to all of you. If you have questions you want asked, please type out your question when prompted during registration.
HOW MOST PEOPLE WILL GET THEIR COVID VACCINE
Beginning next Monday, Chicago will formally move into Vaccination Phase 1b, which includes people 65 and older and essential frontline workers, such as grocery store workers, postal workers, public transit workers, and teachers. The City continues to distribute the vaccines to medical centers for public distribution as fast as they get them from the federal government.
The vast majority of Chicagoans will be notified by their primary care physician’s office to set up an appointment to get the COVID vaccine as more are made available by the federal government. Those without a primary care medical center, including those who are undocumented or who cannot afford health insurance, are encouraged to register with a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in order to get notified. There are over 165 FQHCs throughout Chicago. Click here for more information about getting a COVID vaccine.
Though COVID-19 is at the top of our minds, it is very important that everyone get a flu shot to protect ourselves and those around us. Click here to find the nearest location to obtain a flu shot.
REACH OUT WITH ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS
Let’s continue to keep ourselves and each other safe. Please reach out to my office if you have any questions about the most recent COVID-19 information or flu shots at 773-878-4646 or email Ward46@cityofchicago.org.