Press Coverage

Building trust and breaking the language barrier helped Elgin group get people vaccinated for COVID, director tells Congressional subcommittee

11/11/2021 Courier News

Removing language barriers and fostering trust are two of the most important things they did in their efforts to persuade minority residents in Elgin to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the manager of a library-based program told a Congressional subcommittee.

Mayor Lightfoot testifies in front of Congress on how Chicago is overcoming vaccine hesitancy


11/10/21 ABC Channel
7CHICAGO (WLS) -- COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Chicago and across Illinois took center stage Wednesday afternoon as Congress looks for ways to get more shots in arms. 
With the vaccine now being available for kids age 5 to 11, and with COVID cases ticking upward as we approach the holidays, there is renewed effort to get more people vaccinated...

11/10/21 Select Subcomittee

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. C.T./2:00 p.m. E.T., the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi presiding, will hold an in-person field hearing in Chicago on the urgent need to build vaccine confidence and increase vaccinations in the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois, and across the country... 


Workers group calls on Latino community to get COVID-19 vaccine; Kane County ups mask requirements

Chicago Workers’ Collaborative held a news conference at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin for an Essential Worker Vaccination Campaign


Elgin National Night Out adds COVID-19 information, vaccinations to community safety efforts

near Division and Chapel streets. The program run through the Gail Borden Public Library offered shots and made appointments for COVID-19


Gail Borden library using state grant to work with Centro de Informacion in helping Elgin residents solve COVID problems

8/4/2021 Daily Herald

during a call-to-action news conference at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin Thursday. Essential workers carried family photos with



Get a vaccine at Elgin and get a Six Flags ticket (for youth)


Event (1553 Commerce Dr, Elgin) from 5pm to 7pm, and on Saturday, August 7th, it will be held from 9am to 2pm at the Gail Borden Library (270 N. Grove Ave, Elgin). under the age of 18



COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Elgin this week

8/3/2021 Chicago Tribune

9 a.m. — 2 p.m., vaccinations will be given at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave.At the library, those ages 12 to 17 getting



Kane County Health Department vaccine in Elgin

8/3/2021 The Voice

Saturday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin Register. All youths



Gail Borden library using state grant to work with Centro de Informacion in helping Elgin residents solve COVID problems

4/22/2021 Courier News

The Gail Borden Public Library District Foundation plans to use state grant money to partner with Centro de Informacion in helping Elgin residents impacted by COVID-19. That help could be anything from obtaining assistance to pay late utility bills to finding a place to get a vaccination, officials said. “We were honored to receive this funding and to do this work,” foundation Executive Director Mike Lee said.

Grant to help Elgin-area residents affected by pandemic

4/14/2021 Daily Herald

Community health care worker Luz Purcell offers assistance with getting a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for a couple at the Gail Borden Public Library Wednesday. The library district and its foundation received a state grant to help area residents affected by COVID-19 as part of the Pandemic Health Navigator Program. Rick West | Staff Photographer


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