Illinois marked its third day of more than 90,000 vaccinations Thursday as the state neared 3 million total vaccinations given.
Starting Monday, March 8, Iowans ages 64 or younger with medical conditions that increase the risk of a severe case of COVID-19 will be eligible to be vaccinated.
The state announced new mass vaccination sites in Adams and Cook counties Wednesday and added National Guard support for sites in the state’s southernmost seven counties.
United Airlines will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible employees at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday the opening of a new mass vaccination site in Aurora that will be focused on equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Black community as supply increases.
Advocate Aurora Health is working on a mass vaccination site to be hosted at the conference center next to Wrigley Field, potentially giving the city another prominent location for shots distribution, sources told the Tribune.
Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks joined her Iowa U.S. House colleagues on Monday in a letter pushing the Biden administration to use recent approval of a new single-dose COVID-19 vaccine to ramp up rural vaccination efforts.
The number of new cases has been dropping for weeks with a seven-day average test positivity rate on Sunday at 2.7%, according to public health officials.
Currently there are no plans for a federally supported mass vaccination site of the same magnitude to operate in central or downstate Illinois, but Pritzker said “for now...our Illinois National Guard are opening mass vaccination sites all across the state.”
The state of Illinois expanded its COVID-19 vaccination eligibility Thursday to include people younger than 65 with conditions that would put them at higher risk of COVID-19 and those with disabilities. The move comes one day after the state set a new record for COVID-19 vaccinations.
Queen Elizabeth II says people “ought to think about others” when it comes to receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, as she urged those who are sceptical of the vaccine to think about how their actions may impact others.
Local public health officials and their counterparts across the country have been thrust into the roll of delivering disappointing news on a daily basis.
Illinois residents 16 years of age and older with underlying conditions are now able to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in the state’s latest expansion of vaccination Phase 1B.
Chris Ruys is scheduled to receive her second COVID-19 vaccine shot on March 1 and will be considered fully inoculated about two weeks later.
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday the state expects to be receiving up to 100,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine daily by mid-March, up from the approximately 60,000 it is currently receiving on average.
As many as 1 million Illinois schoolchildren will get more nutritious meals after state officials received an expansion of a federally subsidized pandemic-relief program, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday.
Bright sunlight and warmer temperatures Tuesday reminded Quad-Cities residents spring is on the way.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said Monday the state will move ahead with plans to expand vaccine eligibility under Phase 1B of its vaccination plan later this week.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker said Monday that the state will move ahead with plans to expand vaccine eligibility under Phase 1B of its vaccination plan later this week.