A teacher at a Far North Side elementary school works with a student in January. Credit: Mila Koumpilova/Chalkbeat

CHICAGO — Any Chicago Public Schools employee can now sign up to be vaccinated at the district’s sites.

The move was announced Wednesday by CPS. All CPS employees and vendors who regularly work in schools are eligible to get a vaccine against coronavirus. That amounts to more than 52,000 people, according to a CPS news release.

CPS surveyed its employees to find out how many had been vaccinated at its sites or other locations. Just 41 percent of employees have responded so far. About 14,000 — or 30 percent of all CPS employees — said they had gotten at least one dose, according to CPS.

Employees can schedule vaccination appointments online.

CPS’ vaccination centers require appointments. CPS previously said employees would be allowed to take time away during the day for their appointment if necessary.

Vaccinations are free and open to people regardless of their insurance status or if they’re undocumented.

CPS vaccination sites:

  • Chicago Vocational School, 2100 E. 87th St.
  • Clark High School, 5101 W. Harrison St.
  • Clemente High School, 1147 N. Western ave.
  • Roosevelt High School, 3436 W. Wilson Ave.

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