CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Department of Public Health says the United Center mass vaccination site will only be open another three weeks.
The first week, workers will only offer the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine. Then, the next two weeks the United Center will give out second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to people who already got their first shot.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Steamy Heat Through Midweek
In just eight weeks since it opened, the United Center clinic has given out more than 250,000 shots.READ MORE: 31 Percent Of Illinois Nursing Homes Are Not Providing CDC With COVID-19 Vaccine Information, Organization Says
Meantime, Chicago Public Schools leaders are working on plans to give students the COVID vaccine by the end of this school year.
Outgoing CPS Chief Executive Officer Janice Jackson said the district is on track to help with vaccine distribution before classes let out for the summer, but those vaccination efforts would continue when school is out.MORE NEWS: Family Of National Guardsman Chrys Carvajal Posts Flyers Around Belmont-Cragin, Offers Reward After He Was Shot And Killed
Right now, the Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for those age 16 and 17, and the FDA could soon approve its use for those as young as 12.