Everyone 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting April 12

April 11, 2021 - 00:46

Cook County released 15,000 first-dose appointments on Friday in preparation for the expected surge of vaccine-seekers when eligibility opens up on Monday, April 12.  

Starting Monday, anyone 16 or older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

To date, 73 percent of Illinois seniors and 42 percent of Illinoisans 16 and over have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. One quarter of the 16 and over population is fully vaccinated.

Illinois gets $124 Million from federal government to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

April 10, 2021 - 13:55

State officials announced Tuesday that Illinois will receive an additional $124 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to further expand its COVID-19 vaccination program, including more than $90 million for the state and $33 million for the city of Chicago.

Coping with COVID: Mary Cantway shows the way

April 05, 2021 - 21:58
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Mary Cantway, 106, receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey on Monday, March 29. Shewas accompanied by her daughter and caregiver Linda Cantway-Cook and her husband Bobby Cook. Pharmacist Ayesha Khan administers the vaccine. (Provided photo)


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