CHICAGO (CBS) — By the end of this week, Chicago will have reached Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s goal of getting 77% of the city’s population at least partly vaccinated, more than a month earlier than she wanted.Teen, 15, Shot In The Loop
On Monday, she said the city is on track to surpass that goal by the end of the week. As of Monday, 76.7% of people age 12 and up are at least partially vaccinated, and nearly 70% are fully vaccinated.
However, some parts of the city are still lagging far behind, particularly in largely Black and Brown neighborhoods.READ MORE: CTA Bus Driver Beaten Near Millennium Park
Three of the city’s 60 zip codes have vaccination rates under 50%, and another nine zip codes have vaccination rates over 50% but still below 60%.
“Nobody’s taking a victory lap, and we are still seeing progress in some of those areas, particularly on the South Side, where we’ve been very challenged,” Lightfoot said.MORE NEWS: Oak Park And River Forest High School Ban On Activities Due To COVID Outbreak Sparks Outrage
In the entire state, 71% of people 12 and older are fully vaccinated.