March 25, 2021

Duckworth Discusses COVID-19 Relief with Cook County Leadership


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) held a virtual meeting today with Cook County officials to discuss how resources from President Biden’s recently-enacted American Rescue Plan will support the county and its residents. They also discussed federal and local efforts to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, such as through the local My Shot campaign, and the county’s equity-focused vaccine initiatives including “pop-ups” and mobile vaccination sites for seniors, educators, manufacturers and hard to reach populations.

“With approximately 500,000 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Cook County and approximately 70% of the county’s seniors having received at least one dose, we are cautiously optimistic that our united efforts are beginning to pay off, particularly as it relates to expanded vaccination centers, mobile sites and equity-focused distribution,” Duckworth said. “I’m glad I was able to connect with so many Cook County officials today to discuss the American Rescue Plan and public health efforts, and I’ll keep working hard to help make sure their communities have the assistance they need and deserve.”

Duckworth was joined by several county officials including Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha Jr. and Cook County Board Commissioner Dennis Deer.