BPD assists in vaccination of 800+ seniors

Published 3/9/2021

Bloomingdale Park District assisted in helping vaccinate 800+ seniors March 8 at the Itasca Park District Recreation & Fitness Center.

Thanks to coordination of vaccine supply from Jewel-Osco, the Itasca Park District invited neighboring park districts to serve as collection points for residents 65 and older in need of the Covid-19 vaccine. On short notice, Bloomingdale Park District staff assisted almost 90 Park District patrons and Bloomingdale residents by including them in the vaccination clinic yesterday.

“Our staff and our Board are always looking for new and different ways to serve our community," said Bloomingdale Park District Executive Director Joe Potts. "Helping those who want to be vaccinated by helping with the sometimes difficult sign-up process is a great service for us to provide. We hope to assist in future vaccination clinics as well. This is a time when public health is a priority for all communities to return to some semblance of normalcy. We are glad we can help our local public health officials when they need us.”

The average age of the 800 recipients was 76, including two who were 100 years old. The vaccine recipients will receive their second shot April 5. Future vaccination dates are in the plans and will be announced soon.

Pictured are (from left) Medinah Park District Executive Director Bruce Baum; Roselle Park District Executive Director Lynn McAteer; State Rep. Seth Lewis, 45th District; State Sen. Tom Cullerton, 23rd District; Itasca Park District Executive Director Maryfran Leno; Bloomingdale Park District Executive Director Joe Potts; and Wood Dale Park District Executive Director Matthew Ellmann.

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