CHICAGO (CBS)– People who live and work at a long-term care facility on Chicago’s Northwest Side are getting their first COVID-19 vaccinations Friday morning.

Through a partnership with Walgreens, residents and staff at Alden Estates of Northmoor Rehab and Care Center on Northwest Highway are getting their shots.

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Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, stopped by with some words of encouragement.

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“There is nothing that I care more about than getting long-term care facilities vaccinated in the City of Chicago,” She said.

Arwady said the staff and residents reflect the city’s goal of seeing a high uptick in vaccinations at  longterm care facilities.

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