Tag: COVID vaccine

New state law seeks to close vaccination exemption misuse

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law clarifying the legislative intent of the Health Care Right of Conscience Act so that it cannot be abused or misinterpreted to jeopardize workplace safety through inappropriate vaccination refusal. The amendment to the act will ensure the long tradition of vaccine requirements by employers can[Read More…]

CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccination for kids 5 to 11 years old (free content)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued final authorization on Tuesday, Nov. 2, to allow children from ages 5 to 11 to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation children be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech[Read More…]

Park district staff will be vaccinated

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board of commissioners adopted a new personnel policy that requires all staff members to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. “Our obligation as an organization is the health and well-being of the patrons we serve,” said Brent Bachus, president of the board.

Flossmoor to host vaccination event on Saturday

Flossmoor announced on Thursday that it will host a COVID-19 vaccination event in partnership with Emerge MedStaffing from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. The vaccine will be a first dose of the Moderna vaccine. There will be 300 doses available. The Moderna vaccine is[Read More…]

Cook County launches survey to assess COVID-19 vaccine needs

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be distributed throughout Cook County, the Cook County Department of Public Health is surveying individual healthcare and essential workers who live or work in suburban Cook County, as well as suburban Cook County residents to understand their interest in receiving the vaccine.  The survey[Read More…]

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