Simmons VaxTour 2CHICAGO – Last week, State Senator Mike Simmons toured the newly opened mass vaccination site located near Wrigley Field, which provides up to 2,000 doses daily to people who live in and around the 7th District – and vowed to bring more shots to the area.

“Vaccine efforts are ramping up across the state, but it has become apparent that too many people feel that the process of securing an appointment and getting a vaccine is out of reach,” Simmons said. “People within the district I represent are dealing with systemic barriers to accessing health care overall, and vaccine distribution is shining a light on systemic inequities that affect 7th District residents.”

Alongside Congressman Mike Quigley and Representative Margaret Croke, Simmons toured the new mass vaccination site near Wrigley Field located at American Airlines Conference Center at Gallagher Way. Advocate Aurora Health is operating the site, and Simmons says he is in discussions with the group to arrange partnerships that will target more vaccines to those in need across the 7th District.

Simmons VaxTour 1The Wrigley Field facility will offer up to 2,000 shots daily. Additionally, starting yesterday, Monday, April 12, Chicagoans can make an appointment to receive a shot at the United Center.

People can call 312-746-4835 or visit Zocdoc.com/vaccine to request an appointment at either location.

“The only way to end this pandemic and get back to a life of normalcy is by ensuring as many people as possible are vaccinated equitably,” Simmons said. “We have to do the extra work to ensure people who are not well-served by the health care system have easy access to the vaccine and culturally competent medical professionals who will help to assuage their concerns.”

For a full list of available sites, people can visit coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-location or call the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 833-621-1284.

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