Your Daily COVID-19 Update: Chicago Distributes 95% Of Its Vaccine Doses

At the current rate of distribution, Mayor Lightfoot says it could take more than a year to vaccinate the entire city.

Your Daily COVID-19 Update: Chicago Distributes 95% Of Its Vaccine Doses
Prepared COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine syringes are seen at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Illinois received about 43,000 doses in its first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine Monday. Most of the shots will be distributed to local health care centers for health care workers, according to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's office. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
Your Daily COVID-19 Update: Chicago Distributes 95% Of Its Vaccine Doses
Prepared COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine syringes are seen at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Illinois received about 43,000 doses in its first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine Monday. Most of the shots will be distributed to local health care centers for health care workers, according to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's office. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

Your Daily COVID-19 Update: Chicago Distributes 95% Of Its Vaccine Doses

At the current rate of distribution, Mayor Lightfoot says it could take more than a year to vaccinate the entire city.

As of Monday, more than 4.2 million Americans received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — far from the federal government’s target of 20 million doses by the end of 2020. But as the nation ramps up its vaccination efforts, a new COVID-19 variant is spreading around the world.

Reset checks in with Dr. Allison Arwady about what this means for efforts underway in Chicago and the region.

GUEST: Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health