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Chicago City Hall Mayor Lori Lightfoot 2022 budget

Chicago Unveils Distribution Plan for First COVID Vaccines

The Lightfoot administration on Wednesday rolled out distribution plans for the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, possibly as soon as the week of Dec. 14. The plan allocates initial doses to all 34 hospitals in the city and intends to ensure that individuals and communities most impacted by the pandemic are prioritized in the weeks and months ahead.

Based on federal guidance, healthcare workers who treat COVID patients or conduct procedures putting them at high risk for COVID-19 spread will be the first to receive it.  

Following frontline healthcare workers, priority will be given to residents and staff at long-term care facilities, workers in essential and critical industries including emergency services personnel, people at high risk due to underlying medical conditions, and people ages 65 and up.

“As encouraged as we are by the COVID-19 vaccine, widespread community distribution is still months away,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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