On Thursday, August 19, The Chicago Department of Public Health partnered with Mount Sinai Hospital and Yolanda Travis, Owner/Operator of the McDonald’s located on 47th and Cottage Grove, to administer COVID-19 vaccinations at the South Side restaurant. With less than half (45.4%) of its residents 18 and older having received a first dose, Bronzeville is among those South and West Side communities that have lower vaccination rates compared to the citywide 70.7 percent of adults with at least one dose.
Recognizing the need to get more people vaccinated, this is the third vaccine event hosted by Travis. “As a business owner and member of the community, I wanted to help make vaccinations convenient. Many of the residents in these communities don’t want to leave their neighborhoods and I realized that my restaurants are an ideal location to meet the people where they are,” shared Travis.
CDPH is committed to reaching individuals most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by partnering with trusted organizations to administer vaccines at community events across the city. With the City of Chicago once again seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, it is more important than ever to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family, and your community. Vaccines have been essential in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants – and while the city is beginning to see more “breakthrough” cases because of the delta variant (vaccinated individuals contracting COVID-19), they are very rare and vaccination helps protect individuals from serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.
Call 312-746-4835 or visit Chicago.gov/COVIDvax to find your vaccine.