Indicators of COVID-19 transmission appear to be on track to allow Illinois to transition to move the state to the "bridge phase" of economic reopening sometime next week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday.
City health teams might come looking for unvaccinated Chicagoans at the laundromat, the grocery store or driver’s license offices as officials try to increase the rates of people getting the shots.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday the state could enter the “bridge” phase to greater reopening as soon as next week, while the state’s vaccination rate continues to drop.
The state has roughly 11.8 million vaccines on hand, of which more than 9.3 million have been administered, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Media reports earlier this week indicate groups in Chicago are working to offer electronic COVID-19 vaccine passports.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is offering free admission to people vaccinated against COVID-19.
The family of a Flossmoor man who got both COVID-19 vaccine doses but later contracted the virus and subsequently died hope to bring awareness of the vaccine's antibody building abilities in some people with preexisting health conditions.
After enduring more than a year of pandemic-related cancellations, in-person proms and graduations are finally giving the class of 2021 and their families reasons to celebrate.
The next COVID vaccine phase could include allowing residents to get vaccinated by their primary care physician rather than needing to visit a mass vaccination site or pharmacy provider, and allowing walk-in vaccinations at all vaccination sites.
To get to the fifth and final phase of the reopening plan, the state must see declining or steady COVID-19 numbers as well as vaccination of 50% of residents age 16 and over.
Severe thunderstorms with torrential downpours could slow travel in cities from Dallas to St. Louis.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a new state program Monday that aims to increase vaccine access in low-income, vulnerable communities and to connect residents across the state to COVID-19 assistance programs for transportation, food, utilities or other resources.
The preliminary statewide positivity rate for the past week, as a percentage of total tests, is 3.5%, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
After the pause and review of the shot, the FDA concluded that the known and potential benefits of the J&J vaccine outweigh its known and potential risks.
Both doctors felt the pause was worth it, despite how it might be contributing to vaccine hesitancy, and said many patients are specifically seeking out the Johnson & Johnson shot because of the ease of administration — one shot and done.
Companies say workplace clinics are an even easier way to get employees vaccinated quickly. It saves people the trouble of tracking down individual appointments, especially those who can’t scour websites during the workday, and may help vaccine-hesitant workers grow more comfortable as they see co-workers lining up for shots.
A Mariano’s pharmacy in west suburban Aurora accidentally administered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to eight patrons who had received the Moderna vaccine for their first dose, a spokeswoman for the grocery store chain said. The two vaccines are not interchangeable.
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Illinois has reported 21,663 deaths from COVID-19 with more than 1.3 million infections overall.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday that the Orr Building's mass vaccination site, as well as 18 other sites across the state, would participate in "College Vaccination Days," designed to help community college and university students receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the school year ends.
More than 90% of the Sox traveling party received a COVID-19 vaccine, general manager Rick Hahn said Sunday. The Sox are still shy of Major League Baseball’s goal of 85% per team, but Hahn said the organization is on its way to reaching the mark.
More than 20% of Illinoisans are fully vaccinated and able to resume some normal activities, but people with young children may be waiting a little bit longer.