Chicago Administers First COVID-19 Vaccines At Loretto Hospital

City officials say they chose Loretto Hospital on the West Side to build trust around the vaccine in communities hit hardest by COVID-19.

Chicago Administers First COVID-19 Vaccines At Loretto Hospital
Marielle Fricchione, immunization program medical director and a pediatrician the Department of Public Health, brings the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for five frontline medical workers at Loretto Hospital in Chicago on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune via AP
Chicago Administers First COVID-19 Vaccines At Loretto Hospital
Marielle Fricchione, immunization program medical director and a pediatrician the Department of Public Health, brings the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for five frontline medical workers at Loretto Hospital in Chicago on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune via AP

Chicago Administers First COVID-19 Vaccines At Loretto Hospital

City officials say they chose Loretto Hospital on the West Side to build trust around the vaccine in communities hit hardest by COVID-19.

Health care workers in Chicago and downstate Peoria were among the first to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois.

Reset discusses the significance of this moment, and how the state’s vaccine rollout could impact Black and brown communities that are disproportionately affected by the virus.

GUESTS: Heather Cherone, Chicago politics reporter at WTTW

Ayesha Jaco, executive director at West Side United

Miguel Blancarte Jr., director of COVID-19 response and community outreach at Esperanza Health Centers