COVID-19 Chicago: The first Pfizer vaccines in the city to be applied today at Loreto Hospital


CHICAGO (WLS) – COVID-19 vaccines are to be administered Tuesday morning at Loreto Hospital before Pfizer in Chicago.

The hospital was chosen because it has saved the community from the grip of the virus.

Late Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted photos of the vaccine’s arrival in the city. Those doses will be distributed to 34 hospitals in Chicago, including Loreto in the Austin neighborhood, where the COVID-19 death rate is 60 percent higher than the city average.

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Officials said the first shots in Illinois would be given to health workers.

Loreto will be the first hospital in the city to start vaccinating its employees at 10:30 am. Mayor Lori Lightfoot talked about the historic roll-out of MSNBC on Monday night.

“We see light at the end of the tunnel, but we are not out of the tunnel yet,” Lightfoot said.

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Due to the ultra-cold storage requirement of the Pfizer vaccine and the limited time between tedious and injectable, hospitals have carefully planned rollout… aimed at preventing any disturbances in waste and patient care.

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You have to think about the potential of those side effects, so you might not take everyone to your COVID floor and do them all at the same time, ”Dr. of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Dr. Nozie Ezik said.

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