Chicago Announcements 05-12-21

  • Children as young as 12 will be eligible to receive vaccines at mass vaccination sites in Chicago and suburban Cook County starting Thursday, the Chicago Department of Public Health and Cook County Health announced Tuesday. Parents can register for shots at city locations through Zocdoc, and they can book appointments at suburban sites through the county’s vaccination portal. 
  • The Chicago Department of Public Health announced a free “Vaccine Ambassador Course” that offers online training through the City Colleges of Chicago. The two-hour program was designed to “educate people to become trusted vaccine education ambassadors in their communities,” according to a Tuesday announcement. The class is available online. 
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a new youth track-and-field competition set to culminate in a 60-meter race at the new Track and Field Center at Gately Park on July 10. Organized by the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the “Fastest Kids” competition will open qualifying events throughout May and June for students in different age groups. Families can register for the program online. 

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