H-F High is site for COVID-19 vaccine event (free content)

May 30, 2021 - 18:35

Registrations are being accepted for the COVID-19 vaccination offered Tuesday, June 8, at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. South Building, 999 S. Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor.

H-F is partnering with Walgreen’s to make the Pfizer vaccine available to anyone 12 and older. Two shots are required. The second shots will be given on Tuesday, June 29.  The free service will be available from noon to 8 p.m. both days.

Vaccination sites to offer Pfizer vaccines to teens aged 12-15 (free content)

May 12, 2021 - 22:46

Kids aged 12 to 15 can now receive the Pfizer coronavirus vacccine, and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today on Wednesday that vaccination locations across the state are prepared to administer it to them. 

The announcement comes following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent expansion of the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in those youths.

Coping with COVID: Dec. 4

December 04, 2020 - 22:05

Light at the end of the tunnel (but still a ways to go). The long-awaited vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19 are expected within weeks. The first two U.S.-developed vaccines, one by Pfizer and one by Moderna, have requested emergency FDA approval. Both are touted as up to 95% effective. 

Illinois is slated to receive its first shipment of 109,000 doses this month, possibly in about two weeks, according to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. 

PSC initiatives helping students, community during COVID-19 pandemic

April 12, 2020 - 22:04

Prairie State College (PSC) has launched a number of initiatives dedicated to helping students and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While the college has shifted to a virtual campus for the remainder of the spring session and will offer only online courses during the summer session, PSC staff, faculty, administrators and the PSC board of trustees remain dedicated to the college’s mission and providing support to the college community. 

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