Tag: vaccine

Preckwinkle issues executive order mandating vaccines for Cook County employees (free content)

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued an executive order on Friday, Aug. 20, that will require all county employees to be vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 by Oct. 15. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access.[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…]

Coping with COVID: Tempered hope and new milestones

Hope/caution. We are thinking about using this tagline for pandemic reports in the coming months: “There’s light at the end of the tunnel, but we’re not out of the woods.” It’s two cliches in one mixed metaphor, but with everything we’re dealing with now, we figure such abuses of good taste[Read More…]

Coping with COVID: Dec. 4

Light at the end of the tunnel (but still a ways to go). The long-awaited vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19 are expected within weeks. The first two U.S.-developed vaccines, one by Pfizer and one by Moderna, have requested emergency FDA approval. Both are touted as up to 95% effective. [Read More…]

Illinois health officials urge residents to get flu shots

Illinois Department of Public Health officials are urging residents to get flu shots, noting that protection from seasonal flu is even more important in conjunction with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Every year the flu sickens millions of Americans, hospitalizes hundreds of thousands, and kills tens of thousands.   “This season[Read More…]

Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

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