Chicago (CBS) — The city of Chicago has reached a milestone this week that 77% of all residents will be vaccinated with at least one COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the mayor’s office, the city achieved its goal a month earlier.Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced goals in September as part of a dubbing program Protect Chicago 77..
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The 77% goal was not a random number. This corresponds to the number of official community areas in Chicago.
“We have made really good progress on COVID in Chicago, thanks to the strengthening of the 77 community,” said Dr. Allison Arwadi, Chicago Public Health Commissioner, in September. “The reason we fixed 77% here isn’t that 77% is a magical number in terms of herd immunity, but it reflects the 77 community.”
As part of the initiative, city officials have launched a new marketing campaign calling on unvaccinated Chicago citizens to take shots. The city also worked with community groups in each region to help develop targeted immunization strategies to help people in all communities receive vaccinations.
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The mayor’s office on Thursday highlighted some community areas where vaccination coverage for people over the age of 12 has improved over the past week. Roseland has reached an initial vaccination rate of 60%, a Chicago loan of 77%, a Near West Side of 80% and a West Lawn of 90%.
The loop has maximized the coverage of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since last week.
The CDPH has repeatedly pointed out that the COVID-19 vaccine is free and widely available at pharmacies, medical facilities, and numerous special events in the city. People can also be vaccinated at home through the City’s Protect Chicago At Home Program, which is available to anyone over the age of 12.
For more information, please visit: Chicago.gov/COVIDvax Or call 312-746-4835.
Chicago Achieves 77% Initial COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Target One Month Early – CBS Chicago
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