CHICAGO — A soccer star will appear at a coronavirus vaccination event this weekend.
Stanislav Ivanov, a Bulgarian soccer player for the Chicago Fire, will be at a vaccine event that runs 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. People who get their shots at the event can see Ivanov and get free tickets to a Fire game, according to a Mayor’s Office news release.
Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots will be available. The vaccinations are free and no insurance is required. Walk-ins will be accepted.
Anyone 12 and older can get their shots at the event. Children will need a parent or guardian and can only get the Pfizer shots.
People getting vaccinated is still the best bet for ending the pandemic, reopening businesses and having the world return to normal, officials have said. More people getting vaccinated also means there are fewer chances for variants of COVID-19 to develop and spread, which would endanger people and pose a threat to reopening efforts.
The vaccinations are free and do not require insurance. Anyone can call the city’s coronavirus hotline at 312-746-4835 to get more information on how and where to get vaccinated in their community.
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