Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Bilingual Su Noticiero “CRPD Begins Booster Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) this week began offering booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible Chicagoans. Pfizer and J&J booster doses will be offered at all CRPD clinics and pop-up events, including joint influenza and COVID vaccination clinics, and through Protect Chicago At Home, the home vaccination program. from the city. In addition, hundreds of pharmacies and health care providers across the city also offer vaccine booster doses. The following groups who have received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series are eligible to receive a third “booster” dose of any vaccine at least six months after completing their initial vaccine series:

• 65 years and over

• 18 years and over living in long-term care facilities

• 18 years and over who have underlying health problems

• 18 years and over who work or live in high risk environments

People 18 years of age and older who have received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible to receive a “booster” dose of any vaccine at least two months after their initial vaccine. To make an appointment for a home vaccination, call (312) 746-4835 or register at www.chicago.gov/athome. For a list of mobile and pop-up vaccination events, see the online calendar at Chicago.gov/VaxCalendar. All COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses, are free, no insurance or government ID required.


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