Five frontline health workers received the COVID-19 vaccine at a public event in Chicago on Tuesday morning, marking an important milestone in the fight against the coronavirus.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said during a post-vaccination ceremony that Loretto Hospital in the Austin community, hit hard by the city, was chosen as the prime vaccine site for a reason, highlighting the challenges of vaccine delivery in minority communities.
He said there is a “trust deficit” between Black and Latino residents, but noting that it is important for those communities to get the lead.
Although Lightfoot hailed the vaccine, he also warned residents not to let their guard down. Residents must continue socially distancing themselves, staying at home and avoiding unnecessary travel, including the cancellation of traditional vacation plans.
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