There was much excitement in the community as South Shore Works partnered with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Jewel-Osco to host a senior vaccination day at the South Shore Cultural Center.
This partnership was a breath of fresh air for South Shore's senior residents as they were prioritized as Phase 1B in the city's roll-out of COVID-19.
This partnership enabled administrators to vaccinate seniors, caregivers for seniors, and other frontline essential workers. Also, South Shore Works street fellows distributed about 450 cloth masks and close to three hundred 2 oz bottles of hand sanitizers.
In the end, 500 vaccinations were prepared for the day's activities and all 500 were used.
First Lady Amy Eshler also visited the site to thank seniors for taking the time to get vaccinated and being such advocates of practicing healthy lifestyles in the midst of a pandemic.
Her comments were well received by the senior residents. She also spent time congratulating the South Shore Works staff, city of Chicago workers, and Jewel-Osco vaccinators.
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