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Chicago City Hall Mayor Lori Lightfoot 2022 budget

City Expands Vaccine Eligibility for Most Chicagoans

Most Chicagoans will be eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments starting March 29, Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said Wednesday. Arwady outlined the city’s plan to expand vaccine eligibility to city residents 16 and up with chronic health conditions, plus additional groups of essential workers.

That means “a major increase” in the pool of eligible recipients, which will soon include the majority of Chicago’s 2.7 million residents, Arwady said.

“Most Chicagoans will actually be eligible to be vaccinated beginning March 29, but just because you’re eligible, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to be vaccinated right away,” she said. “It’s all going to depend on vaccine supply.”

Residents 65 and older will remain the city’s priority. About half the city’s seniors have gotten a dose, said Arwady.
The soon-to-be-eligible Phase 1C recipients are more likely to start receiving doses through April and May.


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