For elementary school-aged kids, Pfizer tested a much lower dose – a third of the amount that’s in each shot given now. Yet after their second dose, children ages 5 to 11 developed coronavirus-fighting antibody levels just as strong as teenagers and young adults.
An influential federal advisory panel rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans, but it endorsed the extra shots for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.
Analysis of new hospital admissions for covid-like illness in the state over the past week put breakthrough hospitalizations at 14.1% of new COVID-19 hospitalizations in Illinois, with unvaccinated patients making up 85.9% of COVID-19 hospitalizations for the week
40% of staffed ICU beds in use in southern Illinois are occupied by COVID-19 patients, and IDPH received federal approval to use three VA Medical Center ICUs for the next month to open up beds in the region hard hit by the delta variant