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U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially
This interactive map shows how vaccinated the state of Illinois is by ZIP code, updated this week
All listed DeKalb County communities are at least 40% fully vaccinated from COVID-19 as of Wednesday, according to updated vaccination by zip code data from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Analysis of new hospital admissions for covid-like illness in the state over the past week put breakthrough hospitalizations at 8.1% of all COVID-19 hospitalizations in Illinois in the past week. This means those who are not fully vaccinated made up 91.9% of COVID-19 hospital admissions in the past week.
Within hours of formal approval, expected after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory meeting scheduled for Nov. 2-3, doses will begin shipping to providers across the country, along with smaller needles necessary for injecting young kids
DeKalb County added 49 more residents to its fully vaccinated total Tuesday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, and local health officials reported 13 more virus cases.
The number of people entering the hospital with covid-like illness continues to decline, from 186 new admissions on September 19 down to 127 new admissions on October 16, the most recent day with available data.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said Tuesday he would like to remove the state’s mask mandate as the winter holidays approach, but did not give a specific timeline or metric for the state to hit in order for him to rescind it.
DeKalb County added 146 more residents to its fully vaccinated total Monday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, and local health officials reported 37 more virus cases.
State workers in congregate settings, such as prisons and long-term care facilities, now have until Oct. 26 to get their first COVID-19 vaccination after Gov. J.B. Pritzker extended a deadline for shots