Starting Thursday, appointments will become available at mass vaccination sites in Chicago for seniors:
Senior citizens in Chicago and in Illinois will exclusively be able to schedule their COVID vaccine appointments at the United Center starting Thursday morning.
The arena has the capacity to give 6,000 per day.
Starting March 4 at 8:30 a.m., seniors can schedule their first COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the United Center.
“In order for us to truly rise above this terrible pandemic, we must get our seniors vaccinated as fast and as humanely as possible,” said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “Because we see that in Chicago, regardless of the underlying conditions vaccinating older resonance, as a biggest impact on preventing coordinate COVID-19 related deaths, as more than 80% of the total number of COVID-related deaths in Chicago, happen in residents aged 60 and older.”
On March 10, according to Lightfoot, is when shots can start going into arms. There is no cost to get the vaccine.
After the appointment period for seniors, which ends on Sunday March 7, all Illinoisans eligible under the state’s Phase 1B+ can schedule appointments starting Sunday, March 7 at 4:00 p.m.
Be sure to pass this along to your grandparents or anyone in your life who qualifies!