By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a day of prayer for a holiday season safe from COVID-19, and to encourage people to get the vaccine.

“This special event is intended to lift our communities in prayer, and emphasize the need for a safe holiday season,” Lightfoot said.

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The mayor joined faith leaders at a community center on the West Side.

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She hopes the power of prayer can help vaccinate 77% of Chicagoans by the end of the year.

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Right now, a little over 75% of the city has had at least one dose of the vaccine.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff