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West Suburban Community Pantry to Offer Free COVID Vaccines and Tickets to Six Flags Great America


The DuPage Health Coalition, In cooperation with YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and West Suburban Community Pantry will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations for those aged 12 and above at the Pantry on Saturday, August 7 from 8:30-11:30 am.  Free and open to everyone needed to be vaccinated, the event will also thank participants receiving their first vaccination at this event with free tickets to Six Flags Great America.  The event will offer the  Pfizer vaccine to those 12 and older and Johnson & Johnson vaccine to those over 18 years of age.  The Pantry is located at 6809 Hobson Valley Drive, suite 118 in Woodridge, near Rt 63 and Hobson Drive.

“We are pleased to work with the DuPage Health Coalition to offer access to vaccinations to anyone who may not have been able to get them before this,” says Laura Coyle, Executive Director of West Suburban Community Pantry. “We realize that many families struggle to access health care for the same reasons they struggle to access food, including lack of transportation, inconvenient work hours, child care challenges, language barriers and pride.  We’ve made it our mission to overcome these challenges to provide families with the food and supplies they need to stay healthy. Getting people vaccinated fits right into this mission. We’re grateful this partnership can help.”

Visitors to the pantry for this event may also register for food support if they qualify.  For more information on vaccinations, visit For information on West Suburban community Pantry and food support, visit