CHICAGO (CBS) — There is more help is on the way to stem the recent rise in COVID cases.
On Friday, the city of Aurora permanently opens its mass vaccination site. And Illinois National Guard members officially take over operations at the Fox Valley Mall.READ MORE: Police Task Force Arrest Carjacking Suspect Hour After Vehicle Was Stolen In Englewood
Around 1,000 people will get their COVID shots this weekend, with the hopes of doing up to 3,000 daily vaccinations.READ MORE: Security Guard In Critical Condition After Falling 15 Feet Into Hole In Aurora Parking Lot
Anyone currently eligible is able to register there, regardless of zip code.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Another Mostly Sunny Day Ahead; Frost Advisory In Effect In Northwest Indiana
So far, the Fox Valley Mall site has been operating with “pop-up” events to get more people in Black and Brown communities vaccinated. About 1,000 people received their first Moderna shot on Thursday.