LINCOLN SQUARE — Some residents and teachers in the 40th Ward can sign up now to get vaccinated at a Northwest Side pop-up Thursday.
About 1,500 Pfizer vaccine shots will be given out 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday at the River Park Fieldhouse, 5100 N. Francisco Ave. To register, click here. The event is by appointment only and no walk-ins will be permitted.
Residents of the 40th Ward who are eligible for vaccines in Chicago — which includes people 65 and older and frontline workers — can sign up for a shot. People who also qualify for vaccinations in Cook County’s 1B+ category, which opens eligibility to people with certain underlying conditions, also can sign up. Priority also will be given to teachers working in the ward.
If there are still open slots for appointments Wednesday morning people who don’t live in the ward may register as well.
Those who receive a shot at the fieldhouse must also be available to return for their second dose April 15 at the same location.
People who have signed up will need to bring a copy of the most current version of each of the below documents to the appointment:
1. Proof of address (utility bill, lease agreement, drivers license, state ID, voter registration card)
2. Picture ID (Passport, drivers license, state ID, City Key)
3. Insurance information (Group name, Member name) if you have it. Important: Anyone in Illinois can receive the vaccine regardless of insurance coverage or immigration status, including individuals who are undocumented. Those who have insurance can bring it but it is not required.
Thursday’s event is being coordinated by Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th), Jewel-Osco, the Chicago Parks District and Swedish Hospital.
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