Was going to have an afternoon jaunt to Howard Brown for my meningitis vaccination but passed by Sidetracks and there were all of these signs up. I was pretty impressed: the Chicago Department of Health had set up shop in the gallery space next door. They had three people at the welcome desk plus a ton of people doing quick orientations and then four or five nurses doing the vaccinations. They even had staff for Spanish speakers. I’m rarely ever impressed with much the city does – but as Martha would say: It’s a Good Thing. They evidently had four other stations like this throughout the neighborhood – targeting the ground zero for the infection cases so far.