The Chicago Bears have partnered with Advocate Aurora Health and the National Football League to send vaccinated health care workers to the Super Bowl.

Four health care workers in the Chicago area were given the opportunity to compete in the Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay on February 7, according to a press release.

“Our Frontline team members provided healing and hope as they went through the pandemic to keep their communities safe and healthy. Now they’re leading the way again, showing that receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is our way out of the pandemic and back to the activities we love, ”said Kelly Jo Golson, chief marketing officer, Advocate Aurora Health.

Golson said the experience and partnership with the bears is aimed at helping workers who gave a lot of themselves during the pandemic while promoting vaccinations nationwide.

Here is a list of the healthcare workers involved in the experience:

  • Shawndra Ferrell, home nurse at Trinity Advocate Hospital
  • Carl Paige, running the facility at the Advocate Trinity Hospital
  • Alicja and Jacob Salman, hospital doctors at various Advocate Aurora locations

Illinois and Chicago are both in that The next phase of her vaccination schedule begins on Mondayaccording to health officials.

Phase 1b, which involves approximately 3.2 million residents, focuses on residents aged 65 and over and frontline essential workers, including first responders, educational workers such as teachers and support staff, child minders, grocery store workers, postal workers and others.

Illinois health officials on Friday announced the launch of a statewide addition to registering a coronavirus vaccination appointment on their website.

While the residents already have access the state’s coronavirus websiteDates are not yet available. Once appointments are available, residents will be able to access a link that will take them to their local health care provider to coordinate when and where to get the vaccine.

Pritzker noted that some pharmacies such as Walgreens already have an online appointments website, others are expected to follow shortly.

Here’s a full look at who will be inducted into Phase 1b:

  • Residents aged 65 and over
  • Key frontline workers, meaning “residents who are at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 because of their job duties, often because they cannot work from home and / or need to work closely with others without being able to socialize . ” This contains:
    • First Aider: Firefighters, law enforcement, 911 workers, security guards, school officials
    • Education: Teachers, headmasters, student support, student assistance, day care workers
    • Food and Agriculture: Processing, plants, veterinary health, livestock, animal care
    • Manufacturing: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers
    • Correction workers and inmates: Prison officials, youth facility workers, personal support workers, inmates
    • USPS workers
    • Employees in local public transport: Flight crew, bus drivers, train drivers, taxi drivers, para-transit drivers, personal support, carpooling
    • Grocery store workers: Excavator, cashier, warehouse, collection, customer service
    • Shelters and day care staff: Homeless shelter, women’s shelter, day / drop-in program for adults, sheltered workshop, psychosocial rehab

There are four ways residents can get vaccinated in Chicago, the city’s top doctor said this week.

Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner for the Chicago Department of Health, said the options are through a medical system or health care provider, through pharmacies, through a specialty vaccination location like the outlets, or through an employer.

While anyone who qualifies for the vaccine in the next phase will be eligible to receive it, phase 1b in Chicago aims to prioritize certain populations, Arwady said.

Depending on the availability of vaccines, the city will make the vaccines available to grocer employers, manufacturing and factory settings in February.

After that, later in February, the city plans to distribute the vaccine to daycare employers and educators.

“K through 12, early childhood educators, private parochial public – doesn’t matter. All educators will be prioritized with scheduling a little later in February,” said Arwady. “And that’s in full swing right now.”

As we head into March, again depending on vaccine availability, vaccines will be rolled out to employers of public transport workers, farm workers, government employees, postal workers and more.

Though Illinois has yet to set dates for future vaccination phases, Chicago officials said phase 1c could come in late March and phase 2, which all residents 16 and over could attend, could begin on May 31.

According to Chicago officials, the best way to know about vaccination’s launch is to “Chi COVID Coach“A platform where the Chicago Department of Health monitors symptoms, provides information about tests in the city, and helps you get the latest information on the city’s vaccination schedule – including notifying you when you can register to get your vaccine . “

Here you can register for Chi COVID Coach.