CDPH Provides Protect Chicago 77 Update: 73.6% of Chicagoans – 12+ have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine – 73.6% of Chicagoans – 12+ have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
As of October 7, more than 1.7 million – or 73.6 percent – of Chicagoans age 12 and up have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Over the past week:
- Near West Side reached 77% in 1st dose vaccine coverage (ages 12+)
- Jefferson Park and New City reached 70% in 1st dose vaccine coverage ( ages 12+)
- Pullman reached 60% in 1st dose vaccine coverage (ages 12+)
- Woodlawn reached 50 % in 1st dose vaccine coverage (ages 12+)
- West Garfield Park had the highest increase in 1st dose 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. All Chicagoans can participate in the campaign and help Chicago reach 77% by:
- Getting vaccinated
- Knowing the vaccination rate in their community
- Becoming vaccine ambassadors
- Talking to their loved ones
- Supporting businesses that make COVID-19 safety a priority
- Stopping the spread of vaccine misinformation
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 and up to $100. No insurance or government ID is required. To learn more, visit Chicago.gov/COVIDvax or call 312-746-4835.