Gov. Pritzker Announces Program to Vaccinate Workers in Commercial Buildings as Companies Return to Work
IDPH Community Vaccination Program Completes 130 Clinics to Date
CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) To further expand convenient opportunities for Illinoisans to get vaccinated, Governor JB Pritzker launched a new program today that offers building workers and returning office staff a chance to get their shot at work.
“Having vaccine available where you work makes getting vaccinated very convenient,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “SEIU and other area unions, local businesses, and the building managers have worked hand in hand with IDPH to make this as easy as possible. It’s exciting to see traffic in commercial districts across Illinois begin to pick up after a long year apart – an achievement only possible because of the life-saving protection of vaccines and the consequent reduction of cases and hospital admissions. More vaccinations will mean more of a return to normal for everyone.”
“Getting vaccinated is a personal decision and my goal is to arm people with the facts, including the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, as they are making that decision,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “As a physician, I know and have seen the benefits of vaccination.