Get the COVID-19 shot Saturday on the West Side

Make an appointment now to get the COVID-19 shot at one of three West Side locations April 10. Call 773-261-3309 to get scheduled for the 4540 W. Washington, 2622 W. Jackson or 5151 W. Madison sites. All seniors, essential workers and people ages 18 to 64 with underlying health conditions are eligible to register as long as they’re Chicago residents.

Get your COVID shot Sunday

Chicago residents 18 and older are eligible to get vaccinated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28 at Rising Sun M.B. Church, 820 N. Central Ave. Walkups are welcome, or you can register online.

Free COVID-19 testing, shots in Austin this week

The free tests are available Wednesday March 24-27 and March 30 through April 2 at 2nd Mount Olive Baptist Church, 5729 W. Chicago Ave. Vaccinations for Austin residents continue Friday and Saturday at Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave., and at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School, 116 N. Central Ave., on Sunday.

Loretto Hospital offering free colon cancer screenings this month

The West Side hospital is offering free gastrointestinal (GI) screenings for uninsured or underinsured residents of Austin and surrounding communities in March. It’s especially important that African Americans get screened, because they are 20 percent more likely to get colorectal cancer and about 40 percent more likely to die from it than most other groups. oretto will also host a Facebook Live event on colorectal health Monday, March 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.