Q&A: Dr. Allison Arwady Addresses COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline, Brazilian Variant Identification In ChicagoCBS 2's Brad Edwards talks with Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, about the COVID-19 vaccine now.
Seniors Can Schedule COVID Vaccine Appointments At The United Center Beginning ThursdayMore than 100,000 appointments over the next three days will be available when registration opens.
'We Do Not Stick Strictly To Those Phases': Arwady On Why Some Chicago Neighborhoods Are Allowing Anyone 18 And Over To Get A COVID Vaccine“Our vaccination strategy from day one has been to prioritize communities and settings that have been most impacted by COVID-19 and to distribute vaccine equitably."
Mayor Lightfoot Reports 'Truly Remarkable Progress' In Distributing COVID-19 Vaccines To Black, Latinx PopulationsLightfoot said, during the first weeks vaccines were distributed in December, only 18% went to Black or Latinx people, despite them making up approximately 60% of the city’s population. In the most recent week, about 50% of first doses went to Black and Latinx residents.
How Long Could COVID-19 Vaccine Delays Last In Chicago In Wake Of Snowstorm?The snowstorm has had a trickle-down effect in delaying scheduled COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday in Chicago, and it may last a while longer.
Arwady: 1 In Every 13 Chicagoans Has Received At Least One Dose Of The COVID Vaccine"All of our numbers look good. But it's important that if we started to see signs of trouble, we would dial back so that we don't get into a place hopefully, where we would need to think about closing things that we've already been able to reopen."
Chicago Easing COVID Capacity Limits For Bars, Restaurants“I’m proud of how far we’ve come as a city and I know we can do this smartly and safely.”
Arwady: Zocdoc Platform To Help People Schedule COVID Vaccine AppointmentsChicago is the first city to implement the Zocdoc Vaccine Scheduler. The new service is free and designed to streamline vaccine scheduling.
Dr. Arwady: CPS Teachers And Staff Are Part Of The City's Vaccination Plan, But People Need To Be PatientHealth experts believe the benefits of in-person learning outweigh the risks, as long as proper sanitizing procedures are followed and people have access to protective equipment.
COVID Vaccine Phase 1B Begins For Chicago Residents 65 And Older, Essential Workers; Lightfoot Urges People Of Color To Get VaccinatedThe city said the neighborhoods targeted under the Protect Chicago Plus initiative include: West Englewood, New City, Gage Park, North Lawndale, South Lawndale, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Roseland, Archer Heights, Washington Heights, Austin, Montclare, South Deering, Belmont Cragin and Humboldt Park.
COVID-19 In Chicago: As Next Phase Of Vaccinations Approaches Next Week, City's Top Doctor Says 'My Main Word For You Is Patience'"I want you to understand it is likely to be a number of weeks before you are able to receive the vaccine," Arwady said.
Chicago Might Be Able To Make COVID Vaccine Available To All By May; Officials Hope To Reopen Indoor Dining SoonChicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said any schedule for the vaccine rollout beyond Phase 1B is "purely speculative" based on how much vaccine the city is getting from the federal government.
Chicago Will Have 6 Mass Vaccination Sites By Next Week, As Mayor Lightfoot Urges Feds To Ramp Up DistributionSo far, the city has administered approximately 74,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, with approximately 16,000 people having received two doses.
Arwady: 'We Are Advising Avoiding Travel' Through The Continental United States, COVID Vaccine Rollout Continues Through The CityAs of now, more than 54,000 first COVID vaccine doses have been given with another 13,000-14,000 second doses also given.
Residents, Staff At Care Facility On City's Northwest Side Get COVID-19 VaccinesDr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, stopped by with some words of encouragement.