Park Manor Christian Church Credit Union hosted a Vaccination Clinic at 8324 S. King Drive, Chicago Illinois 60619 on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Illinois Emergency Management Administration (IEMA), and Illinois Credit Union League. LSC also participated by donating $300 worth of gift cards at the event.
A total of 15 people were vaccinated. This included two booster shots, two youths, and eight adults. The adults were vaccine hesitant. We saved one adult’s job who would have been fired at 5pm when he arrived at work without proof of a vaccination. We consider this our greatest testimony. Yes! We prepared for 200-300, but we were successful in reaching a 1000 people with promotional and marketing strategies to inspire greater confidence and encourage future vaccinations. According to the health department, ten or more vaccinations are considered a huge success in a VAX hesitancy community. The latest city data shows about 56.6% of people living in Chicago are fully vaccinated. About 25,322 (41.34%) are fully vaccinated within zip code 60619.