HUMBOLDT PARK — Humboldt Park Health is now vaccinating frontline workers against coronavirus.
The hospital at 1044 N. Francisco Ave. is vaccinating the workers as part of the city’s campaign. Vaccines are administered 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, with appointments required. Call 312-824-6786 to make an appointment.
People must bring proof of active employment, such as a current work badge or ID, or a letter from their employer confirming their employment.
- First responders: Firemen, law enforcement, 911 workers, security personnel, school officers
- Grocery store workers: Baggers, cashiers, stockers, pick-up, customer service, those working in feeding or at food pantries
- Educators: Teachers, principals, student support, and student aides at pre-K-12 schools, day care staff
- Public transit workers: Bus drivers, train conductors, flight crews, taxi drivers and ride sharing services (workers that have worked an average of at least 20 hours per week for the last three months), and all persons working for local transit agencies unable to work from home
- Manufacturing workers: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers
- Food and agriculture workers: Processing plants, veterinary health, livestock services, animal care, greenhouses and indoor locations where food is grown en masse
- Government employees: U.S. Postal Service workers; city government leaders and city elected officials critical to maintain continuity of governmental operations and services
Humboldt Park leaders have called on the city to implement a comprehensive plan to get shots to residents of the hard-hit neighborhood. Essential workers in many Chicago communities have been especially at risk for infection because of their jobs, lack of workplace protections and housing conditions where social distancing isn’t possible.
At the end of January, the city announced it will target 15 community areas — including Humboldt Park – with a vaccination campaign called Protect Chicago Plus, designed to send more vaccines to Black and Latino communities and make it easier to access them.
Under the program, the city is connecting with religious groups, community organizations and leaders to educate residents about the vaccines and to sign them up for appointments.
Vaccine doses are being targeted to providers like clinics and pharmacies in those areas, and the city is setting up vaccine sites and events in those communities that will only be open to area residents, officials said.
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