Loretto Hospital to resume COVID-19 vaccinations at city-run clinic

Loretto Hospital to resume COVID-19 vaccinations at city-run clinic

COVID-19 vaccinations will resume next week at Loretto Hospital, the Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

The site will open on April 21 and will initially serve only Austin residents over age 18. An internal audit of Loretto Hospital revealed around 31% of all its past vaccinations were given to Austin residents.

Coronavirus vaccinations will resume next week at Loretto Hospital in city-run clinic, the Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday.

The new vaccination site will be focused on serving residents of the hospital’s Austin community, according to a health department news release.

On March 18, the health department had halted the delivery of vaccines to Loretto, 645 S. Central Ave., after reports surfaced that the hospital had vaccinated 72 ineligible workers at Trump International Hotel & Tower.

CDPH had said at the time that the pause would continue until a full accounting of all vaccine-related activities had been completed and it could confirm the hospital’s vaccination strategies and reporting practices met all CPDH requirements.

The hospital released what it called some “key findings” from that audit on Friday. According to the audit, the hospital has so far administered 15,700 vaccinations and, of those, 99.2% went to residents deemed eligible per city guidelines and 70% went to people of color (compared to 58% citywide).

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