COVID vaccine update and resources for families 5.11.21

Dear Catalyst families,

We hope that you are safe, healthy and are doing well. Chicago’s city-operated COVID-19 vaccine sites will begin offering the Pfizer vaccine to children 12 to 15 starting Thursday May 13, 2021 (in addition to those 16+ who were previously eligible).  The COVID-19 vaccines are offered free of charge, no insurance or ID is required, and no appointment is necessary.  To find a locaton of the city-operated site please visit Zocdoc - https://www.zocdoc.com/vaccine or use their call center at 312-746-4835. The city operated clinics include the United Center site and additional city sites include:

  • American Airlines Conference Center at Gallagher Way in Wrigley Field, 1119 W. Waveland Ave.; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (operated by Advocate Aurora).
  • Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • Chicago State University walk-up; Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center, 9501 S. King Drive; noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
  • United Center drive-thru, 1724 W. Madison; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
  • Richard J. Daley College, 7500 S. Pulaski, noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett; noon-6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.
  • Loretto Hospital, 645 S. Central; noon-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Below are resources for students and families to access the vaccine:

  • You can contact your health care provider- the clinic, health center, or hospital where you receive health services.
  • Federal, State, and County-operated clinics – Please check eligibility-requirements outlined by each jurisdiction.
  • Several pharmacy chains are currently offering COVID-19 vaccine, and each has its own registration link:
    • Walgreens appointments can be made through this link.  
    • Jewel-Osco appointments can be made through this link.
    • Walmart appointments can be made through this link.
    • Mariano’s appointments can be made through this here.

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