As the United Center and other mass vaccination locations in Chicago close, city health officials announced on Tuesday that they will focus on a hyperlocal inoculation campaign that would involve dozens of pop-up events, vaccine incentives, and home visits. In a news conference on Monday, public health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady announced that the United Center immunisation facility has ceased its relationship with the federal government, as well as its walk-in appointments.
Under city leadership, the drive-thru option will be available through June 24. Meanwhile, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois is starting to decline on a daily basis. Officials from the state recorded 808 new cases on Tuesday, the lowest daily total since March 15 and the third day in a row with fewer than 1,000 new cases.
Scott Kirby, the Chicago-based airline’s CEO, indicated earlier this year that he wanted to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for United’s employees if other corporations did the same. Employers can make employees get the COVID-19 vaccine, although they can refuse due to a handicap or a deeply held religious belief. Many businesses have chosen to promote vaccines while keeping them voluntary.