The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported on Thursday, Nov. 10, that more than 1.5 million people in Illinois have received a dose of the new bivalent COVID-19 vaccines since they were authorized for use in September, with about 160,000 doses administered in the last week. The state also[Read More…]
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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…]
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…]
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 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…]
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…]
The first shipment of coronavirus vaccine arrived in Illinois on Monday. The vaccine, produced by Pfizer, was delivered to the Illinois Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). The state received approximately 43,000 doses in the first shipment and expects additional shipments in the coming weeks. The vast majority of doses in this[Read More…]