April 20, 2024

The Chicago Division of Public Well being (CDPH) is investigating a 2nd confirmed case of measles on the new arrival shelter situated at 2241 S. Halsted. As a result of severity and threat this imposes on people who usually are not vaccinated, adjustments described as follows have been carried out on the 2241 S. Halsted Shelter.

Ald. Sigcho-Lopez and employees have been on sight, as of 10am, at this time to help with language and culturally associated boundaries. It’s crucial to the residents and Chicago residents at massive to get the MMR vaccine. Residents of the 2241 S Halsted shelter who have been vaccinated after Feb. eighth are strongly inspired to stay in quarantine on the shelter for 21 days. CDPH together with medical teams have been on-sight, across the clock, to supply and encourage vaccination in opposition to measles to all residents. CDPH is working with medical groups to vaccinate the remaining 13% of residents that haven’t introduced proof of vaccination.

These at larger threat are residents that haven’t acquired the MMR vaccine within the final 21 days, this consists of however shouldn’t be restricted to, pregnant ladies, kids beneath 12 months of age and people and not using a vaccination report. Adults who aren’t positive if they’re vaccinated in opposition to measles ought to go to their main care supplier or go to a CDPH Well being clinic. Dad and mom are strongly inspired to speak with their college administration for any pending questions concerning their school-aged kids.

Our workplace continues to be on-site, and is working intently with CDPH and the Mayor’s workplace to satisfy the purpose of vaccinating all residents of the Halsted shelter. Ought to you’ve any questions please out to our workplace at 773-523-4100 or by emailing [email protected].

Sincerely,

Byron Sigcho-Lopez
Alderman, twenty fifth Ward