Orland Township, in Partnership with Jewel-Osco, Holds Third Vaccine Event
“Together We Vaxed:” more than 2,000 residents receive COVID-19 vaccine
Orland Township, in partnership with Jewel Osco pharmacy, recently held its third and largest vaccine distribution event, administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to more than 2,000 residents, according to the office of Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady.
The Township held this third COVID-19 vaccine distribution at Georgios Banquets in Orland Park, due to the number of residents scheduled to attend.
This third vaccination event initially scheduled residents in Phase 1B and with underlying medical conditions or otherwise eligible under Phase 1C. With the announcement of most of Illinois opening up vaccines to Phase 2, which 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, Orland Township followed suit and opened up appointments to Phase 2 individuals as well. The addition of Phase 2 eligibility resulted in the 2,300 appointment slots quickly filling up.
“Orland Township is proud to continue our partnership with Jewel Osco pharmacy to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to our residents,” said Supervisor O’Grady. “We will continue this partnership, as vaccines become available, because nothing is more important than the health and safety of our residents.”
Residents still in need of the COVID-19 vaccine can register on Orland Township’s website, orlandtownship.org. Residents will be notified if more appointments become available.
The first dose of the vaccine was administered on Monday, April 12 at Georgios Banquets. Attending residents will return to Georgios for their second dose on Monday, May 3.