Data released by the City of Evanston indicates that city-run vaccination programs have provided enough second dose COVID-19 vaccinations to fully protect 3.8% of the city’s population.

But an unspecified number of those doses went to persons who work in Evanston but don’t live here.

In addition, the city has only distributed about 54% of the vaccine doses it has received at its own vaccination sessions, passing the rest along to healthcare partners. Evanston Health Director Ike Ogbo says those include AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital, Erie Family Health Center and Northwestern University.

The city’s vaccine dashboard provides no information about who has received those doses.

Data from the Illinois Department of Public Health indicates that Cook County has vaccinated 6.2% of its population so far and the City of Chicago has vaccinated 6.07%.

Based on the total 3.18 million doses the State of Illinois says it has received from the federal government, less the 443,700 reserved for long-term care facilities, it appears the city and its health care partners have injected about 94% of the doses they should have received from the state on a per capita basis. Statewide, as of Monday, dose delivery rate stood at 87%.

For the doses administered directly by the city 57% were given to people age 65 and over, the city report says.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community survey says Evanston has 11,599 people who are age 65 or over. So far the city has given 4,720 doses to people in that age group. It’s not possible to determine from the data the city has provided how many of those shots were second doses or how many in that age group remain completely unvaccinated.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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