Cubs' Wrigley Field campus to host Chicago mass vaccination site

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Chicago to open mass vaccination site next to Wrigley originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Cubs are teaming up with Chicago to help the city's COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday that the city will open two mass vaccination sites on April 5, one at Chicago State University and another next to Wrigley Field.

Operated by Advocate Aurora Health, the Wrigley site will be located at the American Airlines Conference Center at Gallagher Way.

“It is an honor for Wrigley Field’s campus to play a role in providing life-saving vaccines to Chicagoans and be a part of the solution to ending this pandemic,” Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said in a statement.

“I want to thank Mayor Lightfoot for her leadership and the amazing team at Advocate Aurora Health for their partnership. This site would not have been possible without Advocate's incredible health care workers and staff.” 

The Wrigley site will be able to offer approximately 2,000 vaccine doses per day. There is no on-site registration and is available by appointment only. 

The Chicago State site will be overseen by the Chicago Department of Public Health. CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) will operate the site, while Howard Brown Health will administer vaccines.

CSU's site will serve 1,200 walk-up and 1,000 drive-thru appointments per day. It will be open noon-6 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Chicagoans eligible for the vaccine in phase 1a, 1b and 1c will be able to schedule appointments at either location starting later this week at zocdoc.com/vaccine.

Appointments will be restricted to Chicago residents and proof of residency will be required (such as driver's license, Illinois ID card, REAL ID). A complete list of eligible forms of ID are available here.

The vaccine will be available at no cost. Insurance and immigration status documentation are not required.

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