Chicago officials remind residents they can get COVID-19 shot at home

Most southern part of Illinois becomes ICU nightmare with 0 beds available
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The city of Chicago is reminding residents that if they want a COVID-19 vaccine but can’t get to a place where they’re given, the vaccine will come to them.

The city said more than 10,000 COVID-19 shots have been put into the arms of people while they were in their homes. And the city said its Protect Chicago at Home program is still available Monday through Friday. The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are the ones being offered.

Meanwhile, southern Illinois is an intensive care unit nightmare.

The 20 most southern Illinois counties have had not one single ICU bed available for the 400,000 people in that region for the past four days. The vaccination rate for that region is around 37%.

Statewide, more than 78% of residents have received at least one COVID-19 shot.