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Learn The Science Behind The COVID-19 Vaccine From Local Hospital Infectious Disease Expert

The Thursday webinar is co-sponsored by AMITA Health, the Chicago Public Library and West Side United.

A syringe is filled with the COVID-19 vaccine at UChicago Medicine.
UChicago Medicine

UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — The head of infectious diseases at a Ukrainian Village hospital will lead a virtual discussion this week about the science behind the COVID-19 vaccine and the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on Black and Latino communities.

From 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dr. Dana Vais, of AMITA Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, will discuss updates on the virus, the need for fairness in vaccine distribution and frequently asked questions about the vaccine. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

AMITA Health, the Chicago Public Library and West Side United are co-sponsoring the event.

RSVP at least 24 hours in advance by registering online. For more information, call Migdalia Jimenez at 312-743-0450 or email

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AMITA Saints Mary and Elizabeth are located at 2233 W. Division St. in Ukrainian Village and 1431 N. Claremont in Wicker Park, respectively.

The joint medical center offers COVID-19 testing from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 312-770-3006 to make an appointment. Enter the hospital via 1400 N. Oakley Blvd. and follow signage.


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