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Coronavirus Vaccine

Coronavirus Vaccine

With Limited Internet Access, Elderly Chicagoans Struggle To Get Vaccinated — Even With ‘A Village’ Of Relatives Helping Them

Liz King, who lives in South Carolina, said her multi-state struggle to find a vaccination appointment for her elderly loved one left her concerned older Chicagoans are being "discounted, ignored and set aside in the whole vaccination shuffle."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Despite Having High Coronavirus Rates, Some Areas — Like Brighton Park — Left Out Of City’s Vaccine Priority Plan

Community advocates and elected leaders say the city's Protect Chicago Plus plan must include more neighborhoods with high coronavirus infection rates.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

State Lowers Coronavirus Vaccine Age To 65 For Next Round, Which Could Be Months Away

Chicago, which is in charge of its own vaccination program separate from the rest of Illinois, has not decided if it will also lower its age barrier to 65 for the next round.

Citywide

Doctor Who Got First Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Full Of Hope’ After Months Of Death And Devastation

Dr. Marina Del Ríos, an emergency room physician in Chicago, said she hoped choosing her and Loretto Hospital to give the first vaccine represented the start of "a more inclusive process for improving the public health of the city."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Etta Staffers Test Positive For Coronavirus, But Restaurant Owner Says Closing Is Not An Option

Etta co-owner David Pisor defended his decision to stay open. "If someone gets it, [we] move them out. ... It's something we've been able to smartly handle."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Northwestern Needs 5,000 Volunteers To Test Coronavirus Vaccines. Here’s How To Apply

Volunteers added to the registry will be contacted when they fit the requirements for upcoming clinical studies of potential coronavirus vaccines.

Downtown

UIC Enrolling Patients To Test Coronavirus Vaccine Next Month

The UI health system looks to enroll 1,000 participants to test a vaccine developed by Massachusetts-based biotech company Moderna.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop