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Health officials issue updated guidance on staying safe while celebrating fall holidays

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is issuing updated guidance on Friday to help people celebrate fall more safely as we continue to battle COVID-19.

“Although we’re still in the pandemic, this Halloween and fall festivities season will look a little different than last year thanks to the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines that are readily available,” IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. “However, we must still take precautions as not everyone is vaccinated and a vaccine for children younger than 12 year is not yet available. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself . . .

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