Chicago Department of Public Health Administers COVID-19 Vaccinations at Swap-O-Rama on the City’s Southwest Side

Chicago Department of Public Health Administers COVID-19 Vaccinations at Swap-O-Rama on the City’s Southwest Side

Chicago –The Chicago Department of Public Health administered COVID-19 vaccines to vendors working at the Swap-O-Rama Flea Market in the Back of the Yards on Sunday. Dr. Geraldine Luna, Medical Director for the Chicago Department of Public Health, along with nurses from Alivio Medical Center, offered vaccinations to vendors and flea market shoppers. Free tickets to Six Flags and the Field Museum were offered to those who received their COVID-19 vaccines.

As part of its equitable distribution strategy, the City of Chicago is committed to meeting people where they live, work, and play to connect them with their COVID-19 vaccine. Over 225 Chicagoans have been vaccinated at the Swap-O-Rama Flea Market on South Ashland Avenue since June. The City will continue visiting the location to offer COVID-19 vaccines while demand remains strong.

Anyone age 12 and older can be vaccinated. All COVID-19 vaccines are free, and no insurance or ID is required. See the full list of special vaccine events at www.chicago.gov/vaxcalendar.

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