Tag: vaccination

State to close COVID-19 testing, vaccination sites March 31

In response to what it said is a sharp drop in demand, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Friday, March 25, that it will discontinue COVID-19 testing services at the 10 community-based testing sites, including the one at South Suburban College in South Holland, effective March 31.[Read More…]

Park employees at 97% vaccination rate

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has a 97% compliance to its new COVID-19 employee vaccine mandate. When the board unanimously approved the new personnel policy Oct. 19, it was estimated between 80-90% of staff already were vaccinated. The policy went into effect Nov. 3 by which time employees had to report[Read More…]

H-F High is site for COVID-19 vaccine event (free content)

Registrations are being accepted for the COVID-19 vaccination offered Tuesday, June 8, at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. South Building, 999 S. Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. H-F is partnering with Walgreen’s to make the Pfizer vaccine available to anyone 12 and older. Two shots are required. The second shots will be given[Read More…]

Vaccine incentive: Six Flag offers 50,000 free tickets to two parks to newly vaccinated residents (free content)

Following this week’s expansion of vaccine eligibility to 12- to 15-year-olds, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that Six Flags Great America will offer 50,000 free tickets to their parks in Gurnee and Rockford to newly vaccinated Illinois residents. The value of the donated tickets is $4 million. “Six Flags Great America[Read More…]

Vaccines without appointment available at Tinley Park, Matteson centers (free content)

Starting Wednesday, COVID-19 vaccines will be available from two nearby mass vaccination sites without an appointment through Saturday, April 24, according to Cook County Health (CCH).   Walk-in vaccination will be available at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, for anyone 18 and older. The site delivers the Moderna[Read More…]

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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