CHICAGO — The state is now helping community groups set up free vaccination events.
Community groups can apply online to hold a clinic. The state will provide free vaccine doses, supplies and health care workers to administer the shots at zero cost to the community groups.
The state application asks groups to provide information about where they’d host the clinic, an estimate of how many people would get shots at the event and what day the event could be held.
Coronavirus vaccinations are free, regardless of a people’s health insurance or immigration status.
Individuals who want to sign up to get a shot can call the state’s hotline at 833-621-1284 for help.
Officials continue to urge everyone to get vaccinated and take precautions as there’s still a high risk for spreading COVID-19 among unvaccinated people. Vaccines have been shown to be highly effective at preventing serious illness and death.
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