Weather Causing Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Delays, State Says

SPRINGFIELD –  State officials have been notified that winter weather across much of the U.S. is causing delays in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine shipments, according to a Tuesday release. “To help offset delayed vaccine deliveries, the State of Illinois proactively ordered vaccine to be delivered to its Strategic National Stockpile Receipt, Store, and Stage site […]

Senators Question Public Health Officials On Vaccine Rollout

SPRINGFIELD – State senators questioned public health officials regarding the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts in a Thursday hearing, one day after Gov. JB Pritzker announced that the state would expand vaccine eligibility under Phase 1B by Feb. 25. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike and Deputy Director Andrew Friend testified before the […]

Illinois Expected To Top 1M COVID-19 Vaccinations

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois public health officials said they expected COVID-19 vaccinations to top 1 million by the end of Monday, even as the state struggles to get more doses and fends off criticism it is moving too slowly. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported that it has received more than 1.8 million doses of […]

217 Today — Dec. 11, 2020

Friday December 11, 2020 Today’s headlines:  Governor JB Pritzker’s administration is sending Illinois National Guard medical staff to assist with Coronavirus testing and screening at three of the state’s four veterans’ homes. The governor’s office last week announced the 50 counties in Illinois that would be first in line for vaccine distribution for healthcare workers, a demographic […]