City hits vaccination rate goal of 77% for residents 12 or older

City hits vaccination rate goal of 77% for residents 12 or older

“November 25, 2021 | Public health officials say Chicagoans have one more thing to be thankful for entering their second COVID-19 holiday season: more than three-fourths of city residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Chicago Department of Public Health on Thursday announced the city reached its goal of vaccinating at least 77% of residents 12 or older as of earlier this week, about a month ahead of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s target of hitting that benchmark by the end of the year.”

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: COVID Booster Shot Eligibility, Mask Mandate Latest

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: COVID Booster Shot Eligibility, Mask Mandate Latest

November 19, 2021 | An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Friday to recommend Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s Covid-19 booster shots to all adults, a move that simplifies who is eligible for an additional dose. Friday’s unanimous vote by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices strips away the complicated and confusing criteria that had surrounded boosters, with eligibility limited to certain groups and, initially, certain vaccines.

All Suburban Cook County Adults Now Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots: Health Officials

All Suburban Cook County Adults Now Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots: Health Officials

November 15, 2021 | All adults in suburban Cook County are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster, health officials told WTTW News Monday. “Knowing that vaccines are the only way out of the pandemic, and knowing that booster doses strengthen our ability to fight COVID-19, we wholeheartedly encourage people get a booster shot as soon as they can,” said Dr. Rachel Rubin, the senior medical officer of the Cook County Department of Public Health. “We must stop the transmission of the virus.”