MAYFAIR — Far Northwest Side residents 16 and older looking to get vaccinated can do so this Thursday at a one-day clinic in Mayfair.
The clinic will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army Mayfair Community Church, 5020 N. Pulaski Rd. There are 1,200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine available, according to a release from State Sen. Ram Villivalam.
Villivalam is hosting the pop-up clinic in partnership with State Rep. John D’Amico, State Rep. Margaret Croke, Ald. Samantha Nugent (39th) and Northwest Side organizations in an effort to target underserved communities that have struggled to get COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
People can register online to get vaccinated at the event, by phone at (872) 208-5188 or by text at (224) 592-5819. It’s open to anyone over the age of 16, regardless of residency, insurance or immigration status, but a photo ID is required.
People can expect appointments to last about 15 minutes. They will automatically get signed up for their second dose on May 20 for the same time and location.
“We need to reach out to underserved communities so they can get the help they deserve,” said Abrar Quader, executive director for the Compassionate Care Network.
The Compassionate Care Network, a public health nonprofit that has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout since February, also partnered to host the clinic.
The Salvation Army, which has helped give snacks and bottled water to staff members working the city’s mass vaccination sites and has helped hard-hit residents with food and housing assistance during the pandemic, is also helping with Thursday’s clinic.
“The Salvation Army is excited to partner in this effort to ensure our most vulnerable neighbors can access the vaccine at a location they know and trust,” said Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson, divisional commander for The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division. “We have been here before and during the pandemic, and we will be here long after to help.”
Last week, Chicago Public Health officials announced anyone who wants a vaccine in the city should now be able to get one. People can even get an impromptu vaccine.
This means a certain number of vaccines will be set aside each day for walk-up vaccinations at all mass vaccination sites, including the United Center, Chicago State University and the American Airlines Conference Center near Wrigley Field. Cook County mass vaccination sites in Matteson, Summit and Tinley Park are also open to walk-in appointments.
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