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Get Your Coronavirus Vaccine Questions Answered By Doctors During Tuesday Forum

Local health leaders will discuss the vaccines and answer people's questions to bolster their confidence in the vaccination campaign.

Dr. Allison Arwady, right, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, speaks as Deatra Howard, chief nursing officer at Loretto Hospital, gives the COVID-19 vaccine to Jermilla Hill, a patient care technician also at Loretto Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.
(Jose M. Osorio/ Chicago Tribune/Pool)
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CHICAGO — Doctors will answer people’s questions about coronavirus vaccines during a Tuesday night forum.

Chicago Women Take Action and Women2Win are hosting the forum, which will feature local health leaders. They hope to bolster people’s confidence in vaccines that are meant to prevent people from getting coronavirus, according to a news release.

The forum is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. It will be broadcast on CAN TV, channel 27, and online. People can also watch through Chicago Women Take Action’s Facebook page or on Zoom by contacting People can call 312-738-1060 to ask questions.

Dr. Gwendolyn Oglesby-Odom, chief of nursing at Advocate Trinity Hospital; Dr. Rachel Rubin, co-lead of the Cook County Health Department; and Dr. Ellen Mason, who practices internal medicine at Stroger Hospital, will discuss the vaccines and answer people’s questions.

Chicago’s vaccination campaign began in mid-December. The city is still focused on vaccinating health care workers and people living and working in long-term care facilities, but it will soon expand the campaign to people 65 and older and frontline workers.

So far, Illinois has administered at least 495,563 vaccine doses and has been allocated 1,085,750 doses. More than 96,000 doses of vaccine have been administered to Chicagoans.