CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County Department of Public Health takes to the road again, offering mobile COVID-19 vaccinations.

On Saturday, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle led a group to the Muslim Community Center in Morton Grove.

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She explained vaccination equity is a priority for the county, and there’s more.

“Equity also means meeting people where they are. That’s why we’re here to provide vaccine directly to residents in the community at a location that’s convenient to them,” she said.

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One thousand people were vaccinated at the Muslim Community Center on Saturday, one of the largest one-day mobile events to date.

Preckwinkle said there were two other milestones to celebrate this past week.

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The county has now administered 500,000 doses of vaccine, and all residents 16 and older are now eligible for vaccinations.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff