Three Cook County vaccine locations are reopening amid a shortage of appointments due to the omicron COVID variant and new mandates.
Nearly six months after closing them for lack of demand, Cook County is bringing back three mass COVID vaccination sites.
"So the vaccine is readily available, but appointments to get the vaccine aren't readily available," said Dr. Nimmi Rajagopal, with Cook County Health community and family medicine."Pharmacies, doctor's offices are really getting overwhelmed right now. So we want to do our part."
The omicron surge and vaccine mandates have led to the appointment shortage, and the numbers are still behind what officials would like to see.RELATED:Chicagoans appreciate ease of at-home COVID testsOnce open, these sites will offer all three approved vaccines - Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, and people can get either their primary shots or their boosters.
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Covid-19 Deaths in Los Angeles County Pass 28,000The public health office said the jump in hospitalizations and “the extraordinarily high number of new cases reflects worrisome rates of community transmission.” It's the same situation in every hospital around the world someone goes in with an unrelated but serious issue gets covid from the air that they don't manage very well and unfortunately dies. Air flow should be released from each room to outside not into corridors. 🙏🏾 all around! Lol “linked”
LA County Reports 43,883 New COVID-19 Cases As Winter Surge ContinuesLos Angeles County Sunday reported an additional 43,883 new coronavirus cases as the winter surge stemming from the Omicron variant continued. 🦠😳 But it still makes sense for kids to go to school, those who tested positive to return to work after 5 days..... like returning to work will not cause others to get sick. Makes sense huh Walmart Management. Ridiculous, positive COVID-19 associate forced go back to work & Work among customers & children & co-workers. Only paid 5 day leave force return to work 2100 N long Beach blvd, Compton, 90221 🆘 🥺
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LA County Reports 53 More COVID-Related Deaths, 43,883 New CasesLos Angeles County Reported 43,883 new cases of COVID-19 and 53 additional deaths on Sunday, in numbers reflecting reporting delays over the weekend. Donny told us this was a hoax that would be over like a miracle then he got vaccinated The continued spread of the virus has been supported by Biden. His policies have permitted thousands of untested/unvaccinated people to infiltrate our population thru the southern border. And Fauci has said nothing about it. Instead they try to mandate our lives.
When the last shot was administered at Forest Park's mass vaccination site nearly six months ago, demand had dwindled now that shots are readily available at local pharmacies..Daily COVID-19 hospitalizations climbed to the highest-ever figure on Monday, Jan.bojan.
But with demand on the rise, Forest Park will be the first of three sites to reopen, starting Tuesday. "So the vaccine is readily available, but appointments to get the vaccine aren't readily available," said Dr. Nimmi Rajagopal, with Cook County Health community and family medicine. That’s a decrease of 240 individuals."Pharmacies, doctor's offices are really getting overwhelmed right now. So we want to do our part. Most deaths linked to Covid-19 in the past week were among people who got infected after Dec.
" The omicron surge and vaccine mandates have led to the appointment shortage, and the numbers are still behind what officials would like to see. RELATED: Chicagoans appreciate ease of at-home COVID tests Once open, these sites will offer all three approved vaccines - Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, and people can get either their primary shots or their boosters. "Eighty percent of Cook County has gotten the first dose and 40% has gotten the booster, so we really need to get that booster number up," Dr. Rajagopal said. The sites scheduled to open this week are Forest Park on Tuesday, Matteson on Thursday and Des Plaines on Saturday.
Hours of operation will be Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.
m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but those with appointments will be prioritized. Appointments can be made online at .