Angel Salgado, 5, receives his second COVID-19 vaccine from David Palma at Esperanza Health Centers Brighton Park on April 4, 2022. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

CHICAGO — The Chicago Department of Public Health has opened its first pop-up flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics of the season.

The clinics provide the most updated COVID-19 vaccine and flu shots free of charge for anyone 6 months or older, regardless of their health insurance or immigration status. The vaccines can be delivered together.

The three main clinics are at 4150 W. 55th St. near Midway Airport on the Southwest Side, 845 W. Wilson Ave. in Uptown and 1713 S. Ashland Ave. in Pilsen.

The full schedule of vaccination clinic locations and dates is available here. Walk-ins are welcome, but the city strongly encourages that people register in advance online.

No government ID is required. The city’s appointment registration system asks for insurance information for those with health insurance.

Chicago has seen a “modest increase” in COVID-related cases and hospitalizations since July, according to Dr. Brian Borah of the Department of Public Health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone 6 months and older to get an updated COVID vaccine. 

The Chicago Department of Public Health advised that “as long as it’s been two months since your last dose of COVID-19 vaccine, you are eligible for the new vaccine now” in a statement.

The city’s vaccination clinics will operate until mid-December, according to a department press release.

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