The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to open COVID-19 booster shots to all, is recommending anyone 18 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose six months after receiving their second Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, or two months after receiving the[Read More…]
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’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.
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…]
Kids aged 12 to 15 can now receive the Pfizer coronavirus vacccine, and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today on Wednesday that vaccination locations across the state are prepared to administer it to them. The announcement comes following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent expansion of[Read More…]
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…]
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 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…]
Prairie State College (PSC) has launched a number of initiatives dedicated to helping students and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the college has shifted to a virtual campus for the remainder of the spring session and will offer only online courses during the summer session, PSC staff, faculty,[Read More…]