DuPage Medical Group Reaches COVID-19 Milestone Administers 100,000 Vaccines

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. — DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG), the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in Illi­nois, has reached a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone in the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, admin­is­ter­ing 100,000 vac­cines to eli­gi­ble patients as part of their, Shots of Hope” campaign. 

The num­ber reflects DMG’s heavy pace of vac­ci­na­tion — 1200 – 1500 per day or about 10K per week, across three sites of care – Lisle, Glen Ellyn and Tin­ley Park, Ill. Since the begin­ning of the pan­dem­ic, DMG has been com­mit­ted to reduc­ing their patients and the community’s risk of expe­ri­enc­ing severe COVID-19 ill­ness, hos­pi­tal­iza­tion and death. In part­ner­ship with the DuPage Coun­ty Health Depart­ment (DCHD), DMG stored the first ship­ments of the Pfiz­er vac­cine for DuPage Coun­ty in addi­tion to invest­ing in tech­ni­cal resources to vac­ci­nate eli­gi­ble indi­vid­u­als dur­ing each phase. As one of sev­en mass vac­ci­na­tion sites in DuPage Coun­ty, DMG has expand­ed their efforts to vac­ci­nate indi­vid­u­als who are not DMG patients, includ­ing every­one ages 12 and up in Illinois. 

Admin­is­ter­ing more than 100,000 vac­cines into the arms of our patients, neigh­bors and com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers is an extra­or­di­nary accom­plish­ment,” said Dr. Don­ald Hoscheit, DMG Chief Med­ical Offi­cer. This mile­stone is more than just a num­ber – it is a reflec­tion of our asso­ciates and physi­cians’ unwa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to car­ing for the well-being of our com­mu­ni­ty while reduc­ing vac­cine hesitancy.” 

The pan­dem­ic isn’t over yet, but reach­ing this achieve­ment sig­ni­fies hope, shots of hope’, and exem­pli­fies how we’re on our way toward bet­ter days,” said Dr. Math­ew Philip, an inter­nal med­i­cine physi­cian, direc­tor of clin­i­cal inno­va­tion and COVID-19 response physi­cian leader at DMG. All COVID-19 vac­cines cur­rent­ly avail­able have proven to be effec­tive in pre­vent­ing COVID while pro­tect­ing your­self and peo­ple around you, espe­cial­ly those at increased risk for severe ill­ness from COVID-19.” 

The COVID-19 vac­cine, social dis­tanc­ing and mask­ing are all crit­i­cal in the fight to end­ing the pan­dem­ic. DMG encour­ages every­one who is eli­gi­ble to get a vac­cine, as soon as they are able, to sched­ule one. 

For the lat­est infor­ma­tion on the COVID-19 vac­cine and to sched­ule a vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment with DMG, vis­it https://​www​.dupagemed​ical​group​.com/​c​o​v​i​d​-​1​9​-​v​a​ccine.

About DuPage Med­ical Group 

DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG) is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in Illi­nois with more than 750 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians in over 100 sub­ur­ban Chica­go loca­tions. For more than 20 years, DMG has focused on mak­ing health­care bet­ter for its patients and com­mu­ni­ties by offer­ing high qual­i­ty, com­pas­sion­ate health­care. As a physi­cian-led orga­ni­za­tion, DMG’s physi­cians work togeth­er – uti­liz­ing lead­ing-edge tech­nol­o­gy and inno­v­a­tive treat­ment options – to ensure that each patient receives acces­si­ble and effi­cient health­care. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.dupagemed​ical​group​.com.