November 23, 2021 Update from the Mayor

November 23, 2021 Update from the Mayor

COVID Update

I sent the last city update containing local COVID data on October 1, 2021.  As of October 1, 2021 there were 1,570 cumulative confirmed cases of Hickory Hills residents with COVID and 28 COVID related deaths.  Since that date 156 more Hickory residents have contracted COVID and tragically, 3 more residents have died.  To date, there has been 1,726  Hickory Hills residents that have contracted COVID-19 throughout the course of the pandemic and 31 deaths.  Unfortunately, like most surrounding suburbs, vaccination rates among Hickory residents eligible for vaccination remain under 50%. 

Please remember to maintain social distancing, wear a mask in public whenever social distancing is not possible and for those who have no medical or bon a fide religious exemption, please consider getting vaccinated for your health and the health of others. 

Vaccination News

With the regional surge in new COVID cases, I am pleased to report that all are now Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Shots.  I recently received my booster at our local Jewel-Osco and it could not have been easier.  Below is a good vaccination summary:

-The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have approved the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for all adults. Boosters provide increased protection against COVID-19 infection, reducing your chance of getting sick or spreading the virus.

-Individuals age 18 and older who have received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines may get a booster six months after their last shot.

-Individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should receive a booster two months after their initial shot.

-No matter what primary vaccination you received (2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson), you can receive any vaccine as a booster.

-Anyone age 5 and older can get vaccinated—it is free for all, regardless of insurance or immigration status! Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for children under age 18.

Book your appointment below!

There are dozens of COVID-19 vaccination locations across Cook County, including Walgreens, CVS and Jewel-Osco. Most require or recommend making an appointment.

Hickory Hills Jewel-Osco has walk in vaccination hours of 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and weekends between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary.   Our local Jewel offers all 3 vaccines and even gives you a 10% off shopping coupon.

Get Over Here

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay safe.