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Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic Opens On Southwest Side

Vaccinations have slowed down, though fewer than 60 percent of Chicagoans are fully vaccinated.

Katlin Stupegia of MobileVax holds a vial of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine at a special COVID-19 vaccination event with live performances for arts & culture workers held at Theater Wit in Lakeview on May 21, 2021.
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CHICAGO — A coronavirus vaccination clinic has opened in West Eldson on the Southwest Side.

The city-run clinic is open to everyone 12 and older 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at 4150 W. 55th St. Walk-ins are welcome. People who want to make an appointment can do so online.

The two-dose Pfizer and one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines are offered.

The vaccines are free. No ID or insurance is required.

The Southwest Side has struggled during the pandemic, as it saw a disproportionate number of cases and deaths. But the 60632 ZIP code, where the clinic is located, is doing better with vaccinations: About 58.2 percent of residents have gotten at least one shot of a vaccine, compared to 56.8 percent of people citywide.

The city has closed many of its mass vaccination sites in recent weeks as it tries to bring doses directly to people through events and smaller clinics. Vaccinations have slowed down, though fewer than 60 percent of Chicagoans are fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations:

• In Illinois, about 6.3 million people of all ages — or 49.6 percent of the state’s 12.7 million people — have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccine shots, according to state data.

• Across the state, 22,198 vaccine doses are being administered per day, based on a seven-day rolling average.

• Illinois and Chicago have administered at least 12,873,967 vaccine doses of the 14,392,335 provided to them.

• City data shows more than 1.37 million Chicagoans — or 50.9 percent of all residents — have gotten fully vaccinated. About 56.9 percent of all Chicagoans have gotten at least one shot.

COVID-19 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.

The numbers:

• Seven Illinoisans were reported dead from COVID-19 since Tuesday.

• At least 23,343 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,460 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.

• The state reported 742 cases since Tuesday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois up to 1,398,409.

• Since Tuesday, 34,313 tests were reported statewide. In all, 26,218,311 tests have been reported in Illinois.

• Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate was at 1.8 percent. The figure represents the percentage of people testing positive among recent tests. It was at 1.8 percent Tuesday.

• Illinois’ seven-day test positivity rate, which measures the percentage of tests that were positive, was at 2.2 percent. It was at 2.1 percent Tuesday.

• As of Tuesday night, 88 people with COVID-19 were in the ICU and 34 people with COVID-19 were using ventilators in Illinois.

• In Chicago, no deaths were reported since Tuesday. There have been at least 5,487 deaths from COVID-19 in Chicago. The city is seeing less than one death per day, unchanged from the week prior.

• Chicago has had 94 confirmed cases reported since Tuesday. It’s had a total of 286,788 confirmed cases. An average of 58 confirmed cases are being reported per day, a 58 percent increase from the week prior.

• At the same time, testing has decreased 5 percent since a week ago.

• Chicago’s positivity rate was at 1.1 percent, up from .7 percent the week prior.

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