A Third Of Champaign County Health Care Workers Declined The Vaccine, Health Officials Say

URBANA – Despite more Champaign County residents becoming eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, one-third of health care personnel in the county still aren’t vaccinated due to their own concerns about the vaccine, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD).  Champaign County is currently in the middle of Phase 1b of its vaccine rollout […]

Slow Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout Continues In Illinois, As More Become Eligible

URBANA – Supply chain issues and logistical challenges are causing the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine in Illinois to move slower than expected. But the vaccine is now going out to older adults in some parts of the state. The first phase of the state’s rollout of the vaccine included both health care personnel and […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Set For Champaign County Residents, 75+

UPDATE: All appointments for the January 12-14 COVID-19 vaccination clinics are full. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District cites an “overwhelming response.” CUPHD says it will announce its next vaccination clinic via their website and social media, once they get an additional supply of vaccines. – JM 1/9/21 11:25 p.m. URBANA – Champaign County health officials […]

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ On Side Effects, Immunocompromised And More

Click here to read this in Spanish. As COVID-19 vaccines arrive in cities across the country, questions are pouring into our network of newsrooms about the vaccination process. People have concerns about side effects, when they will be eligible to receive it and the vaccine’s impact on immunocompromised people. As the national vaccination process begins, America Amplified […]

ER Staff Among The First To Get The Coronavirus Vaccine In Champaign County

URBANA – The process of vaccinating the first few hundred hospital workers in Champaign County began Thursday.  In the first shipment, Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana received 400 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for its staff. OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana received 50 doses. Since doses are limited, hospitals are prioritizing […]

State’s Expected Vaccine Shipments Halved For Next Two Weeks, Pritzker Says

SPRINGFIELD – The state has been advised it will receive roughly half of the shipment of COVID-19 vaccinations that it originally expected from the federal government for the next two weeks, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday. Next week’s national shipment was originally slated to include approximately 8 million vaccine doses but is now expected to […]

217 Today — Dec. 16, 2020

Wednesday December 16, 2020 Today’s headlines: Gov. J.B. Pritzker has proposed $700 million in cuts to this year’s budget to close a projected nearly $4 billion shortfall. All Illinois hospitals are expected to have doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to administer to their first wave of employees by next week. Medical workers in Peoria and […]

Illinois Receives First 43K Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

CHICAGO — Illinois received 43,000 doses in its first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine Monday as health officials reported another 103 coronavirus deaths statewide. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office says most of the shots will go to local health care centers to be distributed to health care workers. The news came as health care workers nationwide […]