Overall, COVID-19 vaccination rates in Chicago are good. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 70% of Cook County adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
But a closer look shows unequal rates depending on what neighborhood you’re in.
A recent South Side Weekly report used city data to show that Chicago’s vaccine disparity is widening between wealthier parts of the city, like the Loop, and areas on the South and West sides with a majority of Black and brown residents.
Health officials are continuing to urge the public to get vaccinated, especially as people are expected to head back indoors in the fall and winter months ahead.