Speaker Welch Hosting Mass Vaccination Event April 2, Register By April 1

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

In effort to increase the number of residents getting COVID-19 vaccinations, Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) is hosting a mass vaccination event with Walgreens on Friday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Proviso West High School, 4701 Harrison St. in Hillside, his office announced. 

“Residents must register for an appointment in advance; walk-ins cannot be accepted,” a Welch representative said. 

“Mass vaccination events like the one we are hosting on Friday give eligible residents the opportunity to make their appointments efficiently and get vaccinated safely,” Welch said. 

“We are so close to nearing the end of the pandemic and getting back to our normal lives, but we have to all pitch in and do our part to get us there,” he added. “That means getting vaccinated and continuing precautions like wearing a face covering in public and practicing social distancing.” 

Residents must make an appointment by Thursday, April 1 in order to attend and receive a vaccine. To register and schedule an appointment, residents should call the village in which they reside:

  • Bellwood: 708-547-3505
  • Maywood: 708-450-4492
  • Broadview: 708-681-3600 ext. 259
  • Hillside: 708-449-6450
  • Westchester: 708-345-0020

Cook County is currently in Phase 1B Plus of vaccine distribution, which includes residents aged 16 and over with certain serious medical conditions, higher education staff, government workers, members of the media, restaurant workers, religious leaders and construction workers in addition to residents classified in Phases 1A and 1B. For more information on eligibility or the COVID-19 vaccine, visit cookcountypublichealth.org.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and highly effective, and will save the lives of thousands of Illinoisans,” Welch added. “If you are eligible to receive the vaccine, don’t hesitate to schedule your appointment and get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community.”

News,City: Maywood,Region: W Suburbs,Region: South Suburbs

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March 31, 2021 at 07:14PM

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