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Congratulations To Joliet Fire Department And Volunteers 60K Vaccines Administered

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2020, file photo, a nurse administers the first of the two Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations in Chicago. Governors and health officials have been reluctant to sign on to a Biden administration plan to open 100 federally supported vaccination sites by the end of February. With vaccine supplies running tight, they want assurances that the doses will come from a separate federal supply and not their own. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Monday night, 600 kids ages 12 -17 received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Joliet West Field House. Joliet Fire Department Deputy Chief Jeff Carey has been the point person from the start getting residents in Will County vaccinated and setting up the clinic at the high school. Since February, the Joliet West Clinic and the volunteers have administered 60,000 vaccines and volunteers have logged more than 12,000 hours of their time.

The clinic, spearheaded by Carey is winding down. The clinic will open again in three to administer the second Pfizer dose to the 600 vaccinated from Monday night. Congratulations to the Joliet Fire Department and all the volunteers who helped at Joliet West!


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