Bringing the COVID-19 vaccine directly to public housing senior residents is a great idea (Chicago Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Cook County)

Date Published: 
March 10th, 2021

From the Chicago Sun Times:

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the need for government officials to make it easier especially for older people to access vaccine appointments, the online competition being unworkable for many of them. That’s before you even get to mobility issues.

One recommendation I passed along from the Jane Addams Senior Caucus was that we start taking the vaccine directly to senior public housing residents instead of making them find their own.

What I didn’t realize is that the Cook County Housing Authority already started doing that in the senior public housing buildings it operates in the suburbs.

And within a few days of my story, the city began offering the same service at Chicago Housing Authority senior buildings, nothing to do with me because we know government doesn’t respond that quickly.

I still think the vaccine rollout has been messy at best, but I wanted to make sure you know there are encouraging signs like this where our government officials are taking a sensible approach and getting something accomplished.

Read  the Chicago Sun Times' op-ed "Bringing the COVID-19 vaccine directly to public housing senior residents is a great idea," featuring the Chicago Housing Authority and  the Housing Authority of Cook County.

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