CHICAGO (CBS) – The Illinois Department of Public Health is teaming up with other Forest Park School District partners to help get more young children immunized.
The district set aside Monday as a classless day, so that students, parents and guardians can get vaccinated. Two clinics administer COVID vaccines in different schools.
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The neighborhood has made an effort to make the environment festive with superheroes and a few freebies as a little extra incentive. The best doctor in the state is in Forest Park to help advance the cause.
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“The important thing is that you can take advantage of a saving shot. Come in, roll up your sleeve and let’s go. We know the best way to stay ahead of this virus is to be prepared. We must be ready for whatever lies ahead. We therefore want to make sure that each eligible person receives the optimal protection, not only for today, but for everything that awaits us in the future, ”said Dr Ngozi Ezike, head of the public health department of the ‘Illinois (IDPH.)
IDPH Principal Dr Ngozi Ezike visited Betsy Ross Elementary School in Forest Park, Ill. To meet with Mayor Rory Hoskins and District 91 School Board officials for their pediatric immunization clinic against COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/j3Q5LgqqXQ
– IDPH (@IDPH) 22 November 2021
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The two Forest Park clinics are open to the public as well as to those looking for a booster.