ISU President: Universities Want IDPH To Require Vaccination For Fall Attendance

NORMAL — Illinois State University and other public higher education institutions want the Illinois Department of Public Health to require students be vaccinated for COVID-19 if they attend classes in the fall. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wglt/audio/2021/03/segment_1_all_students_vaccinated.mp3 Listen to this story here. During an Academic Senate meeting last week, ISU President Larry Dietz provided an update on whether students […]

Illinois To Expand Vaccine Eligibility Ahead of April 12 Universal Rollout

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday that more groups of people will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of April 12 when everyone over age 16 will become eligible. Starting Monday, March 22, higher education staff, government workers and members of the media will be eligible to receive shots. A […]

Illinois Launches COVID Vaccine Hotline

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday afternoon launched a COVID-19 vaccine hotline — something advocates have been asking Gov. JB Pritzker…

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 […]