CHICAGO (CBS) — The city of Chicago reached a milestone this week of getting 77 percent of all residents having at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The city reached that goal a month early, according to the Mayor’s office. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the goal in September as part of a program dubbed Protect Chicago 77.
The target of 77 percent was not a random number. It matches the number of official community areas in Chicago.
“We have been making really good progress in Chicago against COVID, and that is thanks to the way our 77 communities have stepped up,” Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said in September.