Chicago Teen Helps Over 3,000 Senior Citizens Schedule COVID-19 Vaccines [Video]


A high propagandize teen leads Chicago Vaccine Angels during his propagandize breaks. Benjamin Kagan began aiding comparison get their COVID-19 vaccines in Jan 2021 — as of Apr 2, he and a Angels have requisitioned over 3,000 appointments for comparison citizens.

In early January, a 15-year-old immature male listened his grandparents in Florida had impassioned problem engagement appointments for their COVID-19 shots. Using his computer, Kagan detected how severe it was to obstacle a time slot.

His grandparents did not know how to modernise a web page. He found a vaccine appointment complement was clunky and formidable to maneuver. “If it’s tough for me, it’s unfit for someone 89 years aged to navigate,” Kagan added.

vaccineIn February, he saw a news story about a Facebook organisation Chicago Vaccine Hunters combined by another Chicago proprietor — Roger Naglewski. The organisation was combined to assistance bond accessible appointments with people who need them.

The immature male motionless to make a difference. He began to yield tips for receiving appointments on Chicago Vaccine Hunters. Seniors began promulgation him approach messages seeking him to book an appointment for them. He told People Magazine that he got “tons of messages with distressing stories.” Each of a messages was a cry for assistance.

Kagan began creation appointments. He shortly collected a organisation of volunteers to form Chicago Vaccine Angels, that comprises 50 adults. Since then, they have requisitioned appointments for 3,100 seniors.

The website is set adult to assistance people find a COVID-19 vaccine organisation with links for Facebook, Subreddit, Reddit Post, and Centralized Vaccine Availability. Groups in many states can be found there with approach links to a sites.

We aim to assistance bond and crowdsource information about vaccine placement sites that have failing doses with a idea of removing ANYONE that’s mobile and prepared their initial dose.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


People Magazine: Benjamin Kagan, 15, Has Helped More Than 3,000 Senior Citizens Schedule Vaccines: ‘He’s My Hero;’ by Diane Herbst and Eileen Finan
Chicago-Tribune: Column: A 14-year-old Chicago child has connected some-more than 100 people to COVID-19 vaccines. ‘It’s totally beautiful.’ By Heidi Stevens
Vaccine Hunter: What is Vaccine Hunting?

Featured and Top Image by Edwin J. Torres/NJ Governor’s Office Courtesy of Phil Murphy’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License
Inset Image by Governors Office/Tim Larsen Courtesy of Phil Murphy’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License

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