Riot Fest
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NORTH LAWNDALE — A West Side hospital is offering coronavirus vaccines to music fans gathering in North Lawndale for this year’s Riot Fest.

Saint Anthony Hospital will be giving both the Pfizer and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the medical tent near the Douglass Park entrance at Ogden Avenue and Sacramento Boulevard.

Residents of the surrounding area are also welcome to stop by to get vaccinated.

Saint Anthony, 2875 W. 19th St., will schedule people on site for an appointment for 3 weeks later to get their second dose. People are free to get a second shot at another location closer to home if they choose.

Visitors need to be fully vaccinated or have recently tested negative for coronavirus in order to attend the punk, rock ‘n’ roll and alternative music festival. Since it takes time for the vaccines to take full effect, the on-site jabs do not qualify visitors to enter the festival unless they have proof of a negative test result.

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