ROGERS PARK — A Rogers Park nonprofit is adding a new component to its annual back-to-school event: coronavirus vaccinations.
Family Matters will host its back-to-school barbecue from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at its headquarters at 7731 N. Marshfield Ave., where the Chicago Department of Public Health will be on hand from 2-4:30 p.m. giving vaccine shots.
The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be given. Kids aged 12 and older can get the Pfizer vaccine, though anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian with them while getting a shot.
Anyone who gets a vaccine at the event will get a $25 gift card from the health department, according to Family Matters, the youth education nonprofit. School families and neighbors are welcome to get a shot at the event.
To register for a vaccine appointment at the event, click here. Registration is preferred but walk-ups will also be accepted.
Kids at the event can also get free haircuts and hair braiding courtesy of Legacy Barber College.
The event will also include food, lawn games, music performances and more.
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