The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is joining efforts to protect the community from COVID-19. The Y has arranged for the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) mobile vaccination vans to be present at the Rauner Family YMCA in Little Village, the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake, the Buehler YMCA in Palatine, and the South Side YMCA in Woodlawn on select days and times this week, with additional locations next week.
The FREE clinics are part of a seven-day campaign involving 12 YMCA sites across the city and suburbs intended to meet the evolving needs of Chicagoland families by increasing access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the neighborhoods it serves and save lives. At each mobile vaccination clinic, IDPH staff will administer doses of either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine free of charge on a walk-in basis. A photo ID is not required. Follow-up vaccination clinics for the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be scheduled at each location.
As an added incentive to get community members vaccinated, the Y is waiving the joining fee on a new membership for all vaccinated individuals who can show proof of full vaccination at any Y membership desk until November 1. To date, the YMCA of Metro Chicago has helped to vaccinate more than 900 community members through vaccination clinics at its Chicagoland sites.
The Woodlawn South Side YMCA will hold its mobile vaccination clinic, Saturday, October 2, 2021 from Noon to 2pm at 6330 S. Stoney Island.
Visit ymcachicago.org/ymcavaccineclinic for a full list of dates and clinic times and a map of all 12 locations. In addition to the Woodlawn location, mobile vacaccination clinics happen this week in Palatine, Little Village and Crystal Lake.