Health officials are encouraging frontline workers from the Latinx community who qualify under Phase 1B to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccination and take part in a COVID-19 health-safety event Saturday in Carpentersville.
The Kane County Health Department in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 Equity Team and the State Mobile Testing Team are presenting the community event from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at La Alcancia Grocery Store, 651 Route 68 (Dundee Road) in Carpentersville.
Free COVID-19 vaccination will be available from noon to 6 p.m. for frontline workers who qualify under the 1B priority group only.
Pre-registration is required. Contact Maggie Rivera at 815-995-0300 or email email@example.com.
The event offers free health screenings including HIV testing and blood pressure checks, NARCAN training and distribution, masks, personal protective equipment and other giveaways. Walk-up COVID-19 testing will also be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A brief program will start at 1 p.m.
The event acknowledges the collaboration of Community Health Partnership of Illinois Health Centers, the Illinois Migrant Council, The Oral Health Forum, Pilsen Wellness Center, Fifth Street Renaissance, League of United Latin American Citizens and La Alcancia Supermercado.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release