CHICAGO (CBS)– New vaccination sites are now open on the South Side in Englewood and West Englewood.

The sites are expected to give out about 4,000 doses this month.

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The Protect Chicago Plus initiative specifically chose the locations because these communities have been seriously impacted by the pandemic.

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Forty community organizations said there aren’t enough neighborhood vaccination sites in underserved communities. These new sites make vaccinations more accessible.

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The groups say they are concerned the city’s vaccination plan inadvertently pits vulnerable Black and Brown neighborhoods against each other, for health care needs.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff