State Partners with Local Hospitals, Health Centers to Expand Distribution of Vaccine

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Health

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Health

Building on existing efforts to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a new partnership with four local federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and safety net hospitals to administer vaccines to Illinois residents.  The state will provide each of the sites with approximately 300-500 vaccine doses per week, in addition to the allocated doses the state distributes to existing health care partners like local health departments and pharmacies. IDPH used the COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI) as well as local vaccination rates to select sites for the first round of the pilot program. To find additional information about vaccine availability, including locations and eligibility, visit Sites participating in the pilot program include:

Cook & Collar Counties:  

• Family Christian Health Center, Cook County 

• Chicago Behavioral Hospital, Cook County 

• AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, DuPage County 

• Lake County Health Department and FQHC, Lake County  

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