With the new eligibility group, 84% of Chicago is eligible to sign up for a vaccine.
The West Side hospital already had vaccine supply cut off after controversies involving ineligible Trump Tower workers and Cook County judges.
Experts say the low vaccination rate endangers inmates, correctional officers and the communities where staff live.
The case increase is being driven by 18- to 39-year-olds and is concentrated on the North and Northwest sides of Chicago.
The hospital is supposed to help the low-income Austin neighborhood, but most of the church parishioners do not live on the West Side.
As Illinois expands the vaccine rollout, there’s still a disparity among Black and Latino residents — and a long way to go to herd immunity.
Chicago cut off vaccine supply to Innovative Express Care after it says the clinic misallocated 6,000 doses.
The state halted in-person visits in March 2020. Family members with loved ones inside are calling for plans to reopen.
Chicago’s top doctor reassured Austin residents they still will get vaccines, despite the city’s suspension of supply to Loretto Hospital.
Higher education staff, government workers and the media are among those next in line for their shots.