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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Mass vaccination sites at Wrigley Field, Chicago State University open Monday

Monday, April 05, 2021
Chicago Tribune

Two new mass vaccination sites open in Chicago on Monday, one at Wrigley Field and another at Chicago State University.

Chicago State University’s facility will serve up to 1,200 walk-up and 1,000 drive-thru vaccination appointments a day. It’s by appointment only from noon through 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Advocate Aurora Health also will operate a site at the American Airlines Conference Center at Gallagher Way next to Wrigley Field, which will have capacity to administer roughly 2,000 doses a day, the city said.

Appointments for both sites can be made on ZocDoc.

Illinois health officials on Sunday announced 2,449 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional fatalities, bringing the total number of known infections in Illinois to 1,256,634 and the statewide death toll to 21,373 since the start of the pandemic.

The 7-day daily average of administered vaccine doses is 108,914, with 102,215 doses given on Saturday. Officials also say a total of 6,290,822 vaccines have now been administered.


Here’s what’s happening Monday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area:

6 a.m.: Column: Why I’m still in pandemic mode, four weeks after my second vaccine dose

It’s been four weeks since I received my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but very little has changed for me. I’m still living in pandemic mode.

The only difference is that when I’m out for a walk, I no longer step off the sidewalk and onto the street when I approach someone who’s not wearing a mask.

Turns out, “cave mentality” is a thing. Though we show off our vaccine cards like a winning lottery ticket, many people are reluctant to venture back into the world.

One of my friends recently declared that she’s never going to eat in a restaurant again. I’m not taking it that far, though. I’m looking forward to doing fun things again — just not today or tomorrow.

That might not be such a bad thing since federal health officials are warning us about “impending doom” from a potential fourth surge of the virus.

I’ve gotten used to having my guard up. There are too many questions, too many conflicting messages and still too much careless behavior out there for me to completely let it down right now.

Read more here. —Dahleen Glanton

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