MAR 17, 2021
County must step up efforts to vaccinate nonwhite suburbanites: commissioners
Cook County health officials vowed on Tuesday to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations among Black and Latino suburbanites amid prodding from commissioners who said those efforts have so far fallen short.
About 21 percent of residents in the county’s north and northwest suburbs have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to data presented Tuesday by leaders of the Cook County Department of Public Health. But just 13.7 percent and 16.2 percent of residents have respectively been vaccinated in the county’s more diverse south and west suburbs.
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