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Here’s How You Can Get Kids Vaccinated Against Coronavirus This Week Before School Returns

Also, another 30 COVID-19 deaths and 9,126 cases were reported since Friday in Illinois.

CPS Students walk through the halls at Lake View High School.
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CHICAGO — Kids can get vaccinated against coronavirus before school starts at several events this week.

Chicago Public Schools will see students return for in-person learning Aug. 30. Officials have urged people to get their kids vaccinated to ensure children, their families and communities are best protected against COVID-19.

Everyone 12 and older is eligible to get the shots. Students and their families can get vaccinated at CPS sites.

The vaccination events:

  • Tuesday: Chicago Vocational Career Academy, 2100 E. 87th St.
  • Wednesday: Theodore Roosevelt High School, 3436 W. Wilson Ave.
  • Thursday: Michele Clark High School, 5101 W. Harrison St.

All the vaccination events run 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kids younger than 18 need a parent or guardian with them to sign a consent form to get the shots. No ID or insurance is required, and walk-ups are welcome.

Vaccinations:

• In Illinois, about 6.6 million people of all ages — or 51.97 percent of the state’s 12.7 million people — have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccine shots, according to state data.

• Across the state, 38,840 vaccine doses are being administered per day, based on a seven-day rolling average.

• Illinois and Chicago have administered at least 13,647,871 vaccine doses of the 15,396,815 provided to them.

• City data shows more than 1.45 million Chicagoans — or 54.1 percent of all residents — have gotten fully vaccinated. About 59.5 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:

• Thirty Illinoisans were reported dead from COVID-19 since Friday.

• At least 23,624 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,499 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.

• The state reported 9,126 cases since Friday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois up to 1,466,813.

• Since Friday, 170,132 tests were reported statewide. In all, 27,779,913 tests have been reported in Illinois.

• Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate was at 5.3 percent. The figure represents the percentage of people testing positive among recent tests. It was at 5.1 percent Friday.

• Illinois’ seven-day test positivity rate, which measures the percentage of tests that were positive, was at 6 percent. It was at 5.9 percent Friday.

• As of Sunday night, 423 people with COVID-19 were in the ICU and 195 people with COVID-19 were using ventilators in Illinois.

• In Chicago, three deaths were reported since Friday. There have been at least 5,550 deaths from COVID-19 in Chicago. The city is seeing an average of more than two deaths per day, a 6 percent decrease from the week prior.

• Chicago has had 1,576 confirmed cases reported since Friday. It’s had a total of 296,253 confirmed cases. An average of 374 confirmed cases are being reported per day, a 29 percent increase from the week prior.

• At the same time, testing has increased 19 percent since a week ago.

• Chicago’s positivity rate was at 3.9 percent, up from 3.6 percent the week prior.

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