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Harris: Vaccinated can be ‘role models’ for friends, family

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Vice President Harris joins Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a mass vaccination site in Chicago on April 6, 2021.

CHICAGO (AP) -- Vice President Kamala Harris is urging Chicago union members to share their experience receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and act as "role models" for family and friends who may be reluctant even as Illinois prepares to open access to all adults.

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Harris on Tuesday visited a vaccination site in Chicago that opened last week for union workers.

Chicago officials also hope the dedicated site will improve vaccination rates among Black and Latinx city residents.

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Earlier Tuesday, Illinois health authorities reported 2,931 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths.

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