Chicago Announces New Mass Vaccination Sites Coming
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city will have six mass COVID-19 vaccinations sites up and running by next week, increasing the city’s capacity to give up to 25,000 shots per week. But the mayor says the city isn’t receiving enough vaccines from the federal government, noting that it would take a year and a half to vaccinate the entire city at the current pace of distribution. The city announced plans to open vaccination sites at Malcolm X College, Arturo Velasquez Institute, Richard J. Daley College, Olive-Harvey College, Kennedy-King College and Harry S. Truman College by the end of next week. Lightfoot’s announcement about mass distribution sites comes as the state moves toward the next phase of vaccines, which will allow a broader group of people to be vaccinated. The city is currently focused on vaccinating front-line health care workers.