The Chicago Department of Public Health today reported progress toward the goal of having at least 77 percent of all Chicago residents ages 12 and up starting their COVID-19 vaccination series by the end of the year as part of Protect Chicago 77.
According to the data reported through October 9, more than 1.7 million – or 73.7 percent – of Chicagoans age 12 and up have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Over the past week:
- Irving Park and Bridgeport reached 77% in 1stdose vaccine coverage (ages 12+)
- Douglas and East Garfield Park reached 60% in 1st dose vaccine coverage (ages 12+)
- South Chicago reached 50% in 1stdose vaccine coverage (ages 12+)
- West Englewood and West Garfield Park had the biggest increase in 1stdose vaccine coverage (ages 12+) since last week
Protect Chicago 77 is designed to engage people in all of the city’s 77 designated community areas to get vaccinated and encourage others to do so. All Chicagoans are encouraged to take the Protect Chicago 77 pledge, promising to do their part to Protect Chicago and help the city recover from the pandemic.
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, health care facilities, and through special events across the city at no cost to the public. Through CDPH’s Protect Chicago At Home program, anyone 12 and over can receive a vaccination in their home. No insurance or government ID is required to receive a free COVID-19 vaccination anywhere. To learn more, visit Chicago.gov/COVIDvax or call 312-746-4835.