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Monday, 10 May 2021 18:49

Ford, UAW Provide COVID-19 Vaccines to Chicagoland Plant Workers

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The UAW and Ford are expanding the locations where they provide voluntary COVID-19 vaccines to include its two Chicagoland manufacturing plants.

Chicago Assembly Plant and Chicago Stamping Plant are the latest locations where Ford is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to employees and agency resources through the UAW and Ford-led initiative. The vaccine clinics will take place at the local UAW union halls.

 

The vaccination program is another step in the ongoing effort to help employees finish strong in the battle against COVID-19. Now that all U.S. residents age 16 and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, there is a nationwide push to make sure all Americans have easy access to a vaccine in their local area. Ford’s on-site vaccination expansion to Chicago is part of that initiative.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting vaccinated in combination with other recommendations results in the best protection against COVID-19. Ford and the UAW are encouraging employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine if they are medically able to do so.

 

Ford and the UAW are working with UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Chicago Stamping Plant provided the COVID-19 vaccine May 6 and Chicago Assembly Plant will May 13.

 

“The health and safety of our employees remains our number one priority, and in addition to maintaining preventive measures including wearing masks and practicing physical distancing, the COVID-19 vaccine offers...


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