Monday briefing: Public health officials announce 236 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois

For months, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike has been reminding people regularly to get flu shots, and during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 6-10, she is making another plea.

“This year it is more important than ever to get your flu shot to help avoid being co-infected with flu and COVID-19,” Ezike said. “Not only could being infected with both a flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 result in severe health complications for individuals, it also places a tremendous burden on our health care system and health . . .

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