State, city to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinics at commercial office buildings


CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker launched a new program Monday that offers building workers and returning office staff a chance to get their vaccine.

The effort launches with 10 sites in Chicago, Schaumburg and Rockford — including iconic buildings like the Merchandise Mart and Wrigley Building. The state is contracting with Walgreens to run the clinics.

The clinics offer two-dose vaccinations and will generally be open between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to tenants, staff and even walk-ins.

“Having vaccine available where you work makes getting vaccinated very convenient,” Pritzker said.

Beginning Monday, May 17, the following buildings will be included in the first wave of the program.

  • Merchandise Mart, 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago
  • Harris Bank Building, 115 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago
  • 540 W. Madison Street, Chicago
  • Equitable Building, 401 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
  • 150 N. Riverside Plaza, Chicago
  • 311 South Wacker (Walgreens at 250 S Wacker Dr), Chicago
  • Wrigley Building, 400-410 North Michigan Avenue (Walgreens at 410 N Michigan Ave), Chicago
  • 308 W. State Street, Rockford
  • 1111 S. Alpine Road, Rockford
  • 1061 American Lane, Schaumburg

“Chicago was one of the first and only municipalities to prioritize employer-based vaccinations, which has significantly enhanced our vaccine accessibility and equity efforts,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “Thanks to this new initiative, people will be able to conveniently get this life-saving vaccine right in their workplace, furthering our efforts to create a safe return to work process for our residents in the economic heart of our city—regardless of their occupation.”

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