COVID-19 Updates
April 19, 2021
Faith Days at Illinois COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
Advocate Aurora Health invites you and members of your congregation or community organization to Faith Days at two COVID-19 vaccination sites:

May 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Advocate Medical Group - Imani Village
901 East 95th St., Chicago

May 22, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
American Airlines Conference Center at Gallagher Way, next to Wrigley Field
1101 W. Waveland Ave., Chicago
 
How to participate:
  • If your congregation or community organization is interested in participating in Faith Days, click here
  • You will then receive details about the day and how members can schedule their COVID-19 vaccines.  Assist isolated or frail elders in making their appointments so they can participate too. If you cannot come on Faith Day, you can register for another date and time that is more convenient for you.
  • On the day of the event, safely share rides or coordinate transportation. Reach out to those who may have trouble getting to the clinic on their own.
  • Invite community members from the neighborhood.
  • Celebrate and support one another as you receive the COVID-19 vaccine together!
 
In faith, we can protect those we love and get back to worshiping and serving together.

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available
Advocate Aurora Health (AAH) is currently vaccinating anyone in Illinois and Wisconsin who’s 16 and older – whether you’re an AAH patient or not – with the Moderna & Pfizer vaccines. We've paused use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. See why.

Find a convenient location and book an appointment today. Search by location/zip code to find the nearest vaccine clinic. If you prefer, you may schedule your appointment by phone at 866-443-2584.
 
Become a Neighbor to Neighbor Champion!
Training dates:

English: April 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Spanish: April 22, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Join Advocate Aurora Health in addressing vaccine hesitancy in the community by becoming a Neighbor to Neighbor Vaccine Champion!

In efforts to increase vaccination rates and address challenges and concerns about the vaccine, Advocate Aurora Health is offering the Neighbor to Neighbor Vaccine Champion Program to community partners. The program will provide COVID-19 education and resources to grassroots community organizations, leaders and organizers. We will be hosting the initial Neighbor to Neighbor Vaccine Champion training virtually in English and Spanish.

Neighbor to Neighbor Vaccine Champion Summary: This program will provide grassroot community organizations, leaders and organizers with COVID-19 vaccination facts and materials to empower them to address concerns and discuss the COVID vaccine in the community. The training will also include a clinical expert to answer questions. AAH will provide a Resource Library to support Vaccine Champions in their work. In addition, AAH will hold regular check-in sessions to address additional questions, concerns and barriers identified by the Vaccine Champions as they work in the community. Incentives will be provided to individuals who complete the training and outreach activities in the program.

If you are interested in attending the training and becoming a Vaccine Champion:

Please register for training in English

Please register for training in Spanish.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jeanne Ang at jeanne.ang@aah.org or Nichole Edmonds at nichole.edmonds@aah.org.
Micro-Grants Available to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Efforts
Advocate Aurora Health Faith and Health Partnerships is offering a limited number of $500-$1,000 micro-grants to faith communities/networks to support COVID-19 vaccine outreach initiatives. The goal of these grants is to increase the number of people who are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in communities with high COVID rates.

Grants can fund COVID-19 vaccine outreach projects, like:

  • Creating and distributing educational flyers
  • Assisting seniors with registering for COVID-19 vaccine appointments
  • Creating a video or social media program to raise awareness of the benefits of the vaccine
  • Doing outreach that addresses the specific barriers facing your community

Grants must be used over a six-month period (between June 1 and December 31, 2021).
Here is who can apply:
Download flyer here.
  1. Faith communities or networks (e.g. a congregation; a ministerial association; a faith-based network) in Advocate Aurora Health’s service area
  2. Your organization must be in a community that has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 or health inequities. See the attached list of Advocate Aurora priority zip codes.
  3. Programs must be specific to COVID-19 vaccine outreach

Please submit your micro-grant application by May 15, 2021 to Julie LaFayette at julie.lafayette@aah.org. You can use the attached form or use this online form.

Notification will be sent by May 25, 2021.
Check will be distributed June 1, 2021.
 
For more information or with questions:
If you’re in Wisconsin, contact Anya Gordon at anya.gordon@aah.org
If you’re in Illinois, contact Amy McNicholas at amy.mcnicholas@aah.org.