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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Frost Advisory Along And North Of I-88
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.READ MORE: Plan For High-Rise Development Has Some Oak Park Residents Fired Up
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.MORE NEWS: ONLY ON 2: Mother Speaks After 7-Year-Old Griffith, Indiana Boy Was Run Over By Car; He Remains Hospitalized
The county has now administered 500,000 doses of vaccine, and all residents 16 and older are now eligible for vaccinations.