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What you should know about new Omicron variant

Health experts in Will County offer tips for protecting yourself.

Elsa Enviquez, age 6 from Lockport, rolls up her sleeve for  her first COVID-19 vaccine shot at Fairmont Junior High School in Lockport. Wednesday, Nov.17, 2021 in Lockport.
Dr. Kalisha Hill has been promoted to the role of regional chief medical officer for AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet and AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee effective Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Are local hospitals testing for this new variant?

Do I need a facemask?

Why do I need this new bivalent booster?

Dr. Jonathan Pinsky, Medical Director, Infection Control & Prevention, Edward Hospital.

I recently had COVID. Do I really need the new bivalent booster?

But COVID is so mild now. Is it still a big deal if I catch it?

I read that people over age 65 are having strokes after this new booster. Is that true?

Dr. Atul Gupta

I’m scared of vaccine side effects.