A Valentine to our City: Howard Brown Health to Vaccinate 2,000 People Against COVID-19 On February 13

Focus on South and West Side Communities in Push for Health Equity

(Chicago, February 9, 2021) – On Saturday, February 13, 2021, Howard Brown Health will host a citywide vaccination blitz at five community partner locations with the goal of vaccinating 2,000 people. Vaccinations are available at no cost to anyone in the 1(b) distribution category as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Infection.

Appointments are fully booked with eligible patients and community members. Please see howardbrown.org/covid-19/vaccine/ for ongoing updates regarding vaccination appointments at Howard Brown Health.

WHO: Howard Brown Health and community partners

WHAT: 2,000 people vaccinated against COVID-19

WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (with a lunch break between noon – 1 p.m.)

WHERE: Five community partner locations:

  • New Beginnings Church of Chicago; 6620 S. King Dr., 60637
  • Trinity United Church of Christ/TUCC; 400 W. 95th St., 60628
  • Rising Sun Baptist Church; 820 N. Central Ave., 60651
  • National Museum of Mexican Art; 1852 W. 19th St., 60608
  • Loyola Park; 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., 60626

Howard Brown Health spokespeople and patients who have been vaccinated will be available for interviews at Trinity United Church of Christ between 8 and 10 a.m.

Phase 1(b) distribution includes the following people:

  • Chicagoans age 65 and older
  • Residents of homeless shelters, corrections settings and other residential settings
  • Correctional workers and first responders
  • Grocery store workers and manufacturing/factory workers
  • Daycare, K-12 and early education workers
  • Public transit, other manufacturing, and agriculture workers
  • Government and postal workers
  • Non-hospital based healthcare workers

From March 1 through December 31, 2020, Howard Brown Health screened over 64,000 people for COVID-19 at eight community care stations.

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Media Inquiries:

Erik Roldan, Directory of Marketing and Communication, erikr@howardbrown.org, (cell) 312.206.2167

Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness. Howard Brown is the largest LGBTQ organization in the Midwest, providing primary and specialty healthcare, social services, and infectious disease screenings to more than 35,000 people each year. In response to the pandemic, Howard Brown has limited services to 8 of its 11 clinic locations and launched telephone and video options for patients to access care via telehealth.  Learn more at howardbrown.org.

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