‘Working for You’: Orland Township hosts third, largest, COVID-19 vaccination event for residents

‘Working for You’: Orland Township hosts third, largest, COVID-19 vaccination event for residents
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‘Working for You’: Orland Township hosts third, largest, COVID-19 vaccination event for residents

Monday, April 12 Event at Georgios Banquets Open to Township. Residents in Phase 1B and with Underlying Medical Conditions or Otherwise Eligible Under Phase 1C

Building on the success of Orland Township’s two recent vaccination events for local seniors, Supervisor Paul O’Grady announced the Township will soon host its third – and largest – COVID-19 vaccine distribution function for Township residents in Phase 1B and with underlying medical conditions or otherwise eligible under Phase 1C.

“If you live in Orland Township, whether in Orland Park, Tinley Park, Orland Hills, or within the unincorporated areas of the Township, all of us at Orland Township are working for you,” Supervisor O’Grady said. “There’s nothing more important than promoting the health and safety of all Township residents, especially seniors, individuals with underlying medical conditions, and essential workers.”

In partnership with Jewel-Osco, Orland Township will offer the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech to 2,300 people qualifying under Phase 1B and Phase 1C. This includes persons with cancer, diabetes and other underlying medical conditions, as well as clergy, restaurant staff, and workers in energy, legal, retail and transportation and logistics. For a detailed description of Phase 1C in suburban Cook County, click here.

Officials at Orland Township wear face masks to help protect the residents of the community and they encourage the public to wear face masks. Photo courtesy of Orland Township

Officials at Orland Township wear face masks to help protect the residents of the community and they encourage the public to wear face masks. Photo courtesy of Orland Township

The first dose of the vaccine will be administered on Monday, April 12 at Georgios Banquets, 8800 W. 159th St., Orland Hills. The same residents will then return to Georgios for the second dose on Monday, May 3. Both events will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit orlandtownship.org to register for the vaccination event or to learn more. Township residents also may contact Orland Township at (708) 403-4222 or info@orlandtownship.org.

Orland Township previously hosted COVID-19 vaccine events at Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park and at the Township’s own office and community center at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park. Both functions were well attended.

“Over the last year, when businesses halted operations and government agencies suspended services, Orland Township has been full speed ahead with basic services for local residents, especially seniors and others requiring some assistance,” Supervisor O’Grady said. “Let’s now all work together, ensure the health and safety of our families, friends and neighbors, and help bring an end to this pandemic.”

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