Jesse Brown to provide COVID vaccines at community event May 9

Updated 5/7/2021 8:40 PM

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will participate in a community COVID-19 vaccine event on Sunday, May 9, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will be at 4259 S. Berkeley Ave. in Chicago

Military veterans, their spouses, caregivers, and widows will be able to get the vaccine at this event without an appointment or pre-registration.


Jesse Brown has provided more than 40,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to veterans, VA and other federal employees, and veteran spouses and caregivers through the recently passed SAVE LIVES Act. Nearly 20,000 veterans have received at least one dose of the vaccine at Jesse Brown.

"It is important that everyone gets vaccinated. It not only protects the person vaccinated, but everyone around them," said Mike Lackey, Emergency Management Specialist at Jesse Brown and Air Force veteran. "Jesse Brown has the resources for every veteran, their spouse, and caregiver to get the vaccine to help protect each other."

Jesse Brown has the Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen vaccines available.

All of these vaccines have been tested and proven safe and effective. Veterans, spouses, and caregivers can visit for more information about vaccine services at Jesse Brown and learn how to schedule their appointment.

About the Jesse Brown VA: Jesse Brown VAMC is located near downtown Chicago in the Illinois Medical District. It is a 220-bed acute care facility and operates four community-based outpatient clinics in Auburn Gresham, Lakeside, Chicago Heights, and Crown Point, Ind.

Jesse Brown VAMC provides care to approximately 62,000 enrolled Veterans who reside in the City of Chicago, Cook County and six counties in northwestern Indiana.

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