Harvey, IL—Today, the Cook County Department of Public Health announced it will offer amusement park tickets and food pantry vouchers at its Harvey Priority Vaccination Site Tuesday through Friday this week and next.
On Wednesdays June 9 and June 16, all those who get vaccinated at the site, the Thornton Township High School gym building at 15001 Broadway Avenue, will receive a ticket to Six Flags Great America amusement park. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for the next two weeks, those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination will receive a voucher for a food basket at the Thornton Township Food Pantry.
“We know this is a difficult decision for many and arranging to get vaccinated can be problematic for some, so we want to reward residents and workers of Harvey for making the right decision to help protect all of us,” said Dr. Rachel Rubin, Senior Medical Officer and Co-Lead of the Cook County Department of Public Health. “Harvey and its surrounding communities are experiencing lower levels of vaccine uptake than other regions of Cook County, so we want to do all we can to encourage people to be safe from this deadly virus and get vaccinated.”
The Priority Vaccination Sites, including this site in Harvey, are located in and near the 32 Priority Communities identified by CCDPH earlier this year. These municipalities are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, based on several medical and socio-economic factors, as well as high risk of exposure to the virus. Previously opened Priority Sites at Summit, Lansing and Northlake have been successful in improving vaccinations rates in these and the surrounding communities of color.
To schedule an appointment at the Harvey Vaccination Site, visit: https://bit.ly/3vxvfGm.