CHICAGO — Esperanza Health Centers has opened a coronavirus vaccination site in Brighton Park.
The site opened Monday at the gym for Mansueto High School, 2911 W. 47th St. Appointments are required, and Esperanza is opening them to people who have already been patients there and are 65 and older or frontline essential workers. Organizers expect to vaccinate up to 250 people daily at the high school, according to a news release.
Appointments can be made by calling the clinic at 773-584-6200. Vaccinations are free, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
Non-patients 65 and older are encouraged to check the health provider’s website and its Facebook page to learn when the clinic will open appointments for them.
The federally qualified health center partnered with the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council and Mansueto High School to open the COVID-19 vaccination site.
Dan Fulwiler, president and CEO of Esperanza Health Centers, said the area has been “profoundly impacted by the pandemic but we now have a glimmer of hope.”
Esperanza Health Centers has offered COVID-19 testing at clinics on the Southwest Sides. Most recently, it opened a COVID-19 testing site in Marquette Park.
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