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Chicago Focusing on Local Events like United Center

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.

Officials also announced on Tuesday that 65 percent of individuals in the state have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. This brings the state closer to President Joe Biden’s goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one dose by July 4. United Airlines will not mandate that its pilots receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but it will provide an incentive for them to do so.

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.

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