United Center now a vaccination site
Many have been struggling to find vaccine appointments in Chicago. However, with the March 10 opening of a mass vaccination site at the United Center offering 100,000 plus appointments, people should soon find it easier to get a vaccine.
Initially, appointments are limited to Chicago residents 65 and older, with an emphasis on zip codes representing undeserved communities. On March 14 the city added four additional zip codes to the eligibility list.
The vaccination hub plans to give out 6,000 doses per day, which equates to over 45,000 doses per week according to WGN9 Chicago.
Governor J.B Pritzker is continuing to tour vaccination sites across the state and is encouraging others to get vaccinated. More vaccination sites continue to open across the city every day, which will hopefully help us get back to normal.
I was able to get a last minute appointment at Loretto Hospital for a Pfizer vaccine on St. Patrick’s Day. I was so grateful that I did.
Angel Samperio, a 17-year old senior at Mount Carmel High School, grew up in Lansing, Illinois, after coming to the US from Mexico in 2005. In 2006 he...