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Anyone Going To Pride Fest Can Get Free COVID Testing, Vaccines This Weekend. Here’s How

NORTHALSTED — Free COVID testing and vaccinations will be offered in Northalsted ahead of and during this weekend’s Pride Fest. The Northalsted Business Alliance, which organizes the weekend street festival, is partnering with Northshore Clinical Labs to offer the free testing and vaccinations for anyone going to Chicago Pride Fest this Friday through Sunday.
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Parental COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy for children highest among African-Americans

CHICAGO, Ill. — Black parents tend to be more hesitant about vaccinating their children against COVID-19 than other demographics, according to a new study. Researchers from the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago report close to half (48%) of all surveyed African-American parents admit to having some concerns over vaccinating their kids in comparison to 33 percent of Latinx parents and 26 percent of white parents.
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5 Ways to Prepare Your Kids for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech recently shared results that their COVID-19 vaccine remains safe and effect for kids ages 5-11. While parents wait for the COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for younger kids, we know that some children might be nervous about taking shots in general. They might be scared of needles...
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City of Chicago Announces Protect Chicago 77 Initiative to Get Entire City Engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

Chicago City Mayor's Office issued the following announcement on Sept. 23. Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health today announced Protect Chicago 77 – a new, citywide community engagement campaign to ensure that at least 77 percent of all Chicago residents ages 12 and up have started their COVID-19 vaccination series by the end of the year. All Chicagoans are encouraged to take the Protect Chicago 77 pledge, promising to do their part to Protect Chicago and help the city recover from the pandemic.
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Nursing home staffs continue to lag residents for COVID-19 vaccinations

An expected COVID-19 vaccination pep talk by President Joe Biden Wednesday in Chicago coincides with average shot tallies in Illinois flattening despite mandates and broad differences among nursing homes in inoculation of employees. Although 86.8% of nursing homes residents in Illinois have been vaccinated against the deadly virus, just 65.7%...
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Coolidge Elementary to host vaccination clinics October 2 and 23

LANSING, Ill. (September 26, 2021) – For those that haven’t gotten their COVID-19 vaccinations yet, Lansing School District 158 has a remedy. District 158 will be hosting vaccinations clinics at Coolidge Elementary from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 and Saturday, October 23. The school is located...
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President Joe Biden To Visit Chicago On Wednesday To Promote Workplace Vaccine Mandates

CHICAGO (CBS) — President Joe Biden will visit Chicago next week to discuss the importance of vaccine mandates for American businesses. The White House confirmed President Biden will travel to Chicago on Wednesday, his second trip to Illinois since taking office. Details of his visit have yet to be announced, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said those plans are still being worked out, but she praised his leadership in the fight against COVID-19. “The president’s been very strong. I really commend his leadership on vaccines, what he’s done at the federal level,” she said. Earlier this month, Biden signed an executive order requiring all employers...
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Chicago Launches New Effort To Get More People Vaccinated

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Chicago is launching a new effort to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19. Mayor Lightfoot announced yesterday a new initiative called Protect Chicago 77. The goal of the program is to ensure that at least 77-percent of all Chicago residents age 12 and up start their vaccination series by the end of the year. Currently, just over 72-percent of eligible Chicagoans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The city will provide resources to help partners in this effort, including video offering tips to help individuals talk to their friends and family about the vaccine.
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City of Chicago Announces Protect Chicago 77 Initiative to Get Entire City Engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health today announced Protect Chicago 77 – a new, citywide community engagement campaign to ensure that at least 77 percent of all Chicago residents ages 12 and up have started their COVID-19 vaccination series by the end of the year. All Chicagoans are encouraged to take the Protect Chicago 77 pledge, promising to do their part to Protect Chicago and help the city recover from the pandemic.
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Hesitancy about COVID-19 vaccine for children highest among Black parents

Nearly half of Black parents (48 percent) were hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine for their child, compared to 33 percent of Latinx parents and 26 percent of white parents, according to survey results from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Parents of children with public health insurance also reported more COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy (41 percent), compared to parents of children with private insurance (26 percent).
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United Airlines reports 97% of its US employees are vaccinated

United Airlines (Chicago) has reported that 97% of its U.S.-based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This comes less than a week before the company’s deadline for employees to get the vaccine or be terminated. The company says this amount does not include a “small number” of employees who are...
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