CURRENT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES
 
We assist vaccination efforts throughout the Chicagoland area, with a focus on underserved populations. 

Please check the status of events listed below in light of the recent end of federal funding.
 

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Monday Evening Vaccine events at 2959 N. Pulaski

IWe are looking for people who can vaccinate to help with an ongoing, small event every Monday evening in the Belmont Craigin neighborhood, sponsored by Centro San Bonifacio.  The promotoras de salud are doing excellent outreach and are now vaccinating about 50 people every Monday, 5-7 pm.  It's a well organized, joyful event where many folks, including children are getting their first vaccine; 

One of us picks up the vaccines and then give vaccines once or twice a month.  Spanish is helpful but not required as there are people available to translate. Please email me if you would like to be added to this ongoing event and would like more details.

If you would like to be part of this team please email Peg Dublin at PegDublin@gmail.com,.  

RUSH UNIVERSITY - NON-MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS

Rush University is looking for non -medical volunteers for check-in, registration, various volunteer help.  Dates are various.   If interested please respond to both Laura_J_Zimmermann@rush.edu and  hakbarnia@gmail.com for further details. 

IMPACT CHICAGO EVENTS SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO

 

To volunteer, contact Dr. Halleh Akbarnia: hakbarnia@gmail.com

March 28th 2pm - 5pm  - Woodlawn Community Food pantry, Edward G Irvin Achievement center, 500 E. 67th Street)  (arrive 1:45). (both vaccinator and non vaccinator needed) 

MOBILE CARE CHICAGO
Ongoing - Wednesdays and Friday
Southside and South Suburbs

Popup clinics and home visits for homebounds using volunteer vaccinators for both. We have a nurse practitioner at the popups for the observation period and depend on EMT escorts to do that for the homebound.  

Contact: bmckinley@mobilecarefoundation.org\

C: 847-951-1141; F: 773-247-9384

Website: www.mobilecarechicago.org

CIMPAR VACCINATION
PROJECT EVENTS

Multiple events/sites needing volunteers - CIMPAR: (Chicago Internal Medicine Practice Research) - is collaborating with the Chicago Board of Health on vaccination efforts). CIMPAR is involved with an extensive and frequently updated list of events throughout the Chicago area. . If you are interested in helping out, contact Beth at: bethblacksin@gmail.com.  CIMPAR’s greatest need is for vaccinators, but there are roles for non-clinical assisters as well.

CIMPAR works with volunteers but has paid opportunities available as well. They require a volunteer/paid worker agreement in place before assignment

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HELP US KEEP THIS
WEBSITE UP-TO-DATE

It can be difficult to keep this website current.  If you are aware of information that is out-of-date or incorrect - or information that should be added: CONTACT US AT Vaccinebrigade@gmail.com

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OTHER COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES

SINAI VACCINE CLINICS

​Mount Sinai Hospital

1500 S. Fairfield Avenue, Glasser Auditorium

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 7 am-3pm

Holy Cross Hospital

2701 W. 68th Street Auditorium

Mondays 7am-5pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7am-3pm

SPANISH LANGUAGE RADIO AND STREAMING

Pregúntale a la Dra: Q&A with Dr. Luna, CDPH; every Wednesday, 11-12 pm. Join via Facebook Live

Mi Salud Mi Vida Spanish radio show, IL Unidos; Saturdays, 9-10 am. Hosted by César Rolon and Dr. Luna. Listen on your radio or stream here

NASEM HEALTH AND MEDICINE WEBINAR

Long Term Health Effects from COVID and Implications for the SSA, NASEM Health & Medicine; March 21st & 22nd, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register here

Health & Medicine Forum for Justice in Health Policy: How COVID-19 Has Affected Our Health Care and Public Health Systems

Monday, March 14, 2022
4 - 5:30 p.m. CST

How did the pandemic impact the healthcare delivery system?

  • How has the capacity of the public health system held up during this crisis?

  • What is needed to ensure our health systems are better prepared to respond to COVID-19 and other emergencies?

Register here.

Clinics/Vaccination sites

(We do not currently have information about volunteer opportunities at these sites.)

Chicago Public School regional vaccination clinics and mobile school-based events and clinic information can be found below:
Use this link to view the schedule for the clinics.
Use this link to view the schedule for mobile events.
Visit cps.edu/vaccinations for more information and vaccine opportunities.

Chicago Public Schools continues to operate four clinics on a weekly schedule:

•Tuesday: Chicago Vocational

•Wednesday: Roosevelt High School

•Thursday: Clark High School

•Friday: Richards High School

•Appointments preferred: rebrand.ly/cpsclinics

•Registration links will be available at https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home/city-sites.html

HEALTHY COMMUNITY DAYS VACCINE CLINICS
LEAK REPAST CENTER

March 4th and 5th, 11 am - 5:30 PM at Leak & Sons Funeral Home, 18350 S. Pulaski Rd, Country Club Hills

In conjunction with the Cook County Department of Public Health, this event will offer free vaccines along with other public health related resources.

Become Involved with one of the BRIGADE WORKGROUPS
Use the "Click Me" button near the top of this page for more detailed information about the workgroups

VACCINATORS: Contact bethblacksin@gmail.com

OUTREACH: Contact carfriedm@gmail.com

EDUCATION: Contact 

elemason@gmail.com or kathleenkilbane@gmail.com

SCHEDULERS/ADMINISTRATORS: Contact canjowayne@gmail.com

Chicagoland Vaccine Partnership Educator's Roundtable

The educator's roundtable is a monthly meeting focused on increasing equitable access, education, and uptake of vaccine to help students, families and educators feel safe and comfortable about returning to the classroom.​

We hope to accomplish this through improving coordination between education, CBO’s and public health to ensure students and staff know how to access the vaccine,​ training people trusted by parents, students and teachers to have conversations about COVID-19 and the vaccine, and developing tools for school systems to plan effective vaccination efforts that include community mobilization and community partnerships.  These meeting happen the first Thursday of each month from 2-3 PM.

You can join the meeting here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87663621420

HEADS UP - "SHADY" TESTING SITES

IDPH has become aware that suspicous testing sites are cropping up around the area.  Consumers are reporting never receiving test results and sites are not reporting test results to the public health department.

IDPH asks anyone who sees suspicious test sites operating to email ccdph.covid19@cookcountyhhs.org

A complaint to the attorney general's office would also be appropriate.

The Vaccine Brigade holds a Zoom meeting open to all members usually every several weeks for all brigade members.  Our next meeting will be in March.  A zoom invite will be sent to all brigade members.