COVID vaccine: Chicago expands eligibility to Phase 1C today with more essential workers, those with medical conditions able to get appointments – WLS-TV

CHICAGO (WLS)– Chicago is opening up COVID vaccine eligibility to the Phase 1C group Monday.The move suggests anybody 16 and older who has a qualifying medical condition can now schedule an appointment.More types of essential workers are also now eligible, consisting of employees in clergy and spiritual organizations, energy, food, finance and drink service, higher education, details technology and communications, legal, media, other neighborhood or government-based operations and essential functions, individual care and hygiene, public health, public safety, retail, shelter and real estate, transport and logistics, water and wastewater.RELATED: Chicago COVID vaccine map shows how numerous locals vaccinated by zip code Also starting Monday, vaccination sites run by the city of Chicago will just set up consultations for individuals who live in the city.With the growth to 1C, the bulk of Chicagos adult population is now qualified to get a vaccine.”It was 50,000 people in the waiting room with only 2,500 vaccines,” stated vaccine hunter Maria Koikas.Koikas started helping others enroll when she saw how challenging the procedure was for her own parents. Her suggestions is to examine typically, be prepared for the consultation drop, and dont offer up.For parts of Illinois outside of Chicago and Cook County, more groups become eligible for vaccinations Monday.RELATED: Coronavirus Illinois: COVID vaccine circulation by county, drink and regionfood employees, construction workers and spiritual leaders are now able to get their shots.Illinois is set to open eligibility to anyone 16 and older on April 12.
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