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.dupagemedicalgroup.com/covid-19-vaccine.
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.dupagemedicalgroup.com.