CHICAGO - A million people in Chicago have been vaccinated.
The city announced the milestone on Saturday afternoon, just three months after vaccinations started.
City officials said that vaccines are increasingly going to the most vulnerable communities. In the early rollout phases, just 18 percent of shots went to Black and brown residents. In the most recent week, 55 percent of first doses went to those residents.
Food and beverage workers, construction workers, and religious leaders will be eligible on March 29.
Vaccines will be open to all residents of Illinois (except for those in Chicago) on April 12.