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Weiss Hospital Hosting Vaccine Event For 46th Ward Residents, Alderman Announces

Eligible 46th Ward residents can get the Pfizer vaccine at one of two clinic events at Weiss Hospital this month.

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UPTOWN — Residents of the 46th Ward eligible for a coronavirus vaccine can sign up to get a shot at Weiss Hospital this month, according to Ald. James Cappleman (46th).

Weiss Hospital and the 46th Ward Office are partnering on vaccine clinic events to be held April 13 and April 20. First-dose appointments will be available from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on those days for 46th Ward residents who fall into the 1A-1C eligibility groups.

To schedule an appointment, call the 46th Ward at 773-878-4646. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

It is not clear how many appointments will be available under the program. Weiss Hospital will administer the Pfizer vaccine, which will require a second shot approximately three weeks after the first, a hospital spokesperson said.

Return appointments will be scheduled at the same time the first appointment is made, the spokesperson said.

Residents who make an appointment are asked to bring their identification card and health insurance card with them if they have one, though health insurance is not needed to receive the free vaccine.

The 46th Ward covers much of Uptown and portions of East Lakeview. To find ward boundaries, click here.

Weiss Hospital is just the latest way Uptown residents can get vaccinated.

Mini Thuong Xa Pharmacy at 1069 W. Argyle is providing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and is scheduling appointments for all eligible residents living in Chicago. This week, a mass vaccination site opened next to Wrigley Field.

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