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COVID Vaccinations Available Outside Some ‘L’ Stations Mondays, Fridays

The vaccinations are free and insurance is not required. The shots will be given to walk-ups, with no appointments necessary.

A CTA Vaccine bus stopped on the West Side Saturday, where healthcare workers gave shots to residents.
Patrick Pyszka/Chicago Department of Public Health
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CHICAGO — Coronavirus vaccinations will soon be available outside select CTA stations.

The city is using the strategy to bring vaccines to neighborhoods that have seen fewer people get the shots, according to a Mayor’s Office news release. The vaccinations — which have been shown to greatly reduce the likelihood of severe illness or death from COVID-19 — have been hailed by officials as the best bet to ending the pandemic.

Vaccinations will be done in the Vaccination Station — a mobile vaccination bus — outside the “L” stations, according to the Mayor’s Office.

Vaccinations will be available 3-6:30 p.m. Mondays outside these stations:

  • 95th/Dan Ryan on the Red Line
  • Belmont on the Blue Line
  • 35th/Archer on the Orange Line
  • 63rd/Ashland on the Green Line
  • Kedzie on the Pink Line

Vaccinations will be offered 3-6:30 p.m. Fridays at these stations:

  • Kimball on the Brown Line
  • Western on the Orange Line
  • 87th Street on the Red Line
  • Central on the Green Line

The vaccinations are free and insurance is not required. The shots will be given to walk-ups, with no appointments necessary.

Two-dose Pfizer shots will be available to everyone 12 and older, though children will need a parent or guardian. One-dose Johnson & Johnson shots will be available to everyone 18 and older.

The vaccines will be done in a bus outside the stations.

Anyone can also 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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