UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — Older people living in the 1st Ward who have not yet gotten their coronavirus vaccine can contact the alderman for help.
Ald. Daniel La Spata partnered with Oak Street Health to coordinate 100 weekly vaccination appointments for older people in the 1st Ward. People 65 and older are eligible for vaccinations during this phase of Chicago’s vaccination campaign.
Email 1st Ward senior services staffer Daniel Sastaneda at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
“If you know a senior in our ward who has been struggling to make an appointment, please put them in touch with Danny,” La Spata said. “We want to do everything we can to make a complicated process a little less complicated.”
La Spata is receiving his vaccine Monday through Lawndale Christian Health Center. While the organization is not in the 1st Ward, La Spata was able to book an appointment with a phone call, he said Thursday during a Ukrainian Village Neighbors Association meeting.
“They are making phone appointments for those who want to be vaccinated,” he said.
Additionally, the East Ukrainian Village Walgreens at 1650 W. Chicago Ave. “just updated” its vaccination portal and is scheduling daily appointments, La Spata said.
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