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April 27, 2022 | A new study from the University of Illinois Chicago examines key themes and topics from almost three million COVID-19 Learn More

April 18, 2022 | A federal judge has struck down the federal rule requiring people to wear masks on airplanes and other forms Learn More

April 14, 2022 | COVID vaccines for children under the age of 5 took a major step forward last month as many parents Learn More

April 11, 2022 | COVID-19 cases are ticking up nationwide — but officials are monitoring the rises, one of the nation’s lead doctors Learn More

April 1, 2022 | Just 5.1 percent of U.S. counties are considered medium or high risk under Chicago’s travel advisory. Learn More

March 25, 2022 | The city will soon limit which Chicagoans can get a $50 gift card for getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn More

March 14, 2022 | While the 2021-2022 holiday season brought the greatest number of COVID-19 cases in Chicago and at UIC since the Learn More

March 4, 2022 | The city is holding a vaccination event several Saturdays in March at The Brook. Learn More

March 3, 2022 | Before the Chicago Bulls take to the court and the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice this weekend, you'll want Learn More

February 11, 2022 | The Chicago White Sox are mandating COVID-19 booster shots for all minor league players, telling them in an email Learn More

February 10, 2022 | UW Health Network and SwedishAmerican Hospital want to help the community become protected against COVID-19, even if they aren’t Learn More

February 2, 2022 | Pfizer has asked federal authorities to grant emergency use authorization to its COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5 and younger. Learn More

February 1, 2022 | Nearly a month after Chicago’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for bars, restaurants and fitness centers took effect, the number of Learn More

January 21, 2022 | Now that health officials say Illinois and Chicago have moved past the peak of the COVID-19 omicron surge, Chicago's Learn More

January 19, 2022 | Chicago restaurant owners in minority and low-income neighborhoods with low-vaccination rates are saying Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s citywide COVID-19 proof Learn More

January 16, 2022, 10:05AM | ...of Chicago and Goodman theater have also announced COVID related changes to their programming recently football season may Learn More

January 16, 2022, 8:05AM | ...Chicago and Goodman theater have also announced COVID related changes to their programming football season may be over Learn More

January 16, 2022 | Get a shot. Meet NFL. NFL Alumni Health teamed up with the Chicago Department of Public Health Saturday to Learn More

January 14, 2022 | Ruben Brown, NFL Alumni Ambassador and retired Chicago Bear, talks about their efforts to get Chicagoans vaccinated. Learn More

January 13, 2022 | Former Bears tight end Desmond Clark is scheduled to be among several retired football stars signing autographs at a Learn More

January 13, 2022 | Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by former Bears offensive lineman and nine-time Pro Bowler Ruben Brown to Learn More

CHICAGO, IL (January 12, 2022) – A campaign from NFL Alumni Health, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Learn More

January 12, 2022 | Former Bears tight end Desmond Clark is scheduled to be among several retired football stars signing autographs at a Learn More

January 12, 2022 | Former Bears tight end Desmond Clarke should be among several retired soccer stars signing autographs at the COVID vaccination Learn More

January 12, 2022 | NFL Alumni Health members, including former Bears defensive back Charlie Brown, former Green Bay Packers running back Michael Blair, Learn More

January 12, 2022 | Former Bears tight end Desmond Clark is scheduled to be among several retired football stars signing autographs at a Learn More

January 9, 2022 | Walk up and get a shot: That’s the guarantee people in Edwardsville were given Sunday. Learn More

January 9, 2022 | Before COVID-19 vaccines became available in late 2020, the virus had claimed 145 of every 100,000 Illinois residents. Learn More

January 8, 2022 | The archbishop of Chicago is urging Catholics to take precautions against the coronavirus, including getting vaccinated, as the omicron Learn More

January 4, 2022 | The campaign, first launched in March, underwent a reboot with the spread of Delta Learn More

January 3, 2022 | A proof of vaccination mandate for many indoor public places including restaurants and gyms went into effect for the Learn More

January 2, 2022 | Chicago will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccine for indoor venues and Illinois Secretary of State offices will be Learn More

December 21, 2021 |The city will require some businesses — including bars, restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues — to start checking patrons’ COVID-19 Learn More

December 16, 2021 | As Illinois continues to see surges in COVID cases and hospitalizations across the state, how can the vaccine protect Learn More

December 15, 2021 | Illinois and Sangamon County have hit a milestone in the battle against COVID-19. A year after the first doses Learn More

December 15, 2021 | More than 18 million doses later, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recognizing the one-year anniversary of Learn More

December 9, 2021 | While the COVID-19 vaccine has now been approved for younger children, Chicago could find itself in the midst of Learn More

December 9, 2021 | The deadline for Chicago employees not only to report their COVID vaccine status, but also get their shots, is Learn More

December 9, 2021 | From effectiveness against the omicron variant to booster shots and more, how do the COVID vaccines compare to each Learn More

"November 25, 2021 | Public health officials say Chicagoans have one more thing to be thankful for entering their second COVID-19 holiday season: Learn More

November 24, 2021 | Concerns about low vaccinations rates in the south suburbs have officials concerned as we head into the holidays. While Learn More

November 19, 2021 | An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Friday to recommend Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s Learn More

November 19, 2021 | The U.S. on Friday opened COVID-19 booster shots to all adults and took the extra step of urging people Learn More

November 18, 2021 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster shots of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for Learn More

November 15, 2021 | All adults in suburban Cook County are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster, health officials told WTTW News Learn More

November 9, 2021 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds last week, Learn More

November 6, 2021 | Starting Saturday, multiple locations will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to young children. Parents can now easily search for appointments Learn More

November 4, 2021| Chicago Public Schools will begin offering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine next Wednesday at four regional school-based hubs and via its Learn More

November 04, 2021 | The COVID-19 vaccine was extra special Thursday for a 6-year-old Chicago girl who was one of the first to Learn More

November 2, 2021 | Chicago Public Schools are canceling classes Nov. 12, encouraging parents and students to use the day off to get Learn More

November 2, 2021 | We are expecting it today, tomorrow, at least by Wednesday," said Dr. Jackie Korpics, medical director for the Cook Learn More

October 26, 2021 | The city’s top public health official on Tuesday promised that there will be no shortage of the COVID-19 vaccine Learn More

October 25, 2021 | Kankakee Community College will host an online panel discussion Thursday entitled “COVID-19 Vaccines – Myths vs. Facts” featuring Amaal Learn More

October 23, 2021 | People who are fully vaccinated against covid-19 are far less likely to infect others, despite the arrival of the Learn More

October 19, 2021 | The FDA is planning to meet soon to discuss the next eligible age group, children ages 5-11, for the Learn More

October 18, 2021 | Nea Gates never planned to get vaccinated. Even six months into her pregnancy and despite her OB-GYN at the Learn More

October 15, 2021 | In the latest push to get shots into the arms of the unvaccinated, the city is offering $100 Visa Learn More

October 12, 2021 | Michael Jordan is firmly siding with the NBA in a preseason marked by controversy around players' hesitance or outright Learn More

October 11, 2021 | Michael Jordan is firmly siding with the NBA in a preseason marked by controversy around players' hesitance or outright Learn More

October 7, 2021 | The Rev. Jesse Jackson without a doubt changed a nation with his friend and former colleague Martin Luther King Learn More

October 7, 2021 | Jackson said a lot has happened in his life in the past 50 years. More recently, that includes being Learn More

October 7, 2021 | A majority of Chicago parents feel that schools and employers should be able to require students and employees to Learn More

October6, 2021 | Three vaccination clinics are coming to the Far North Side, offering flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines. Learn More

October 5, 2021 | President Biden is set to travel to Chicago on Thursday to highlight airline vaccination requirements put in place in Learn More

October 4, 2021 | As many who are now eligible begin getting their booster shots, and others prepare to soon become eligible, some Learn More

October 01, 2021 | Harold Blackwell, an unvaccinated father of two girls, died from pneumonia brought on by COVID-19 after taking to social Learn More

September 29, 2021 | Chicago-based United Airlines plans to fire nearly 600 workers who didn’t get their COVID-19 vaccination shots by the deadline Learn More

September 27, 2021 | Walgreens and CVS are now offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all eligible people, the companies announced Friday. Learn More

September 27, 2021 | Pfizer and BioNTech recently shared results that their COVID-19 vaccine remains safe and effect for kids ages 5-11. While Learn More

September 24, 2021 | There’s new campaign to boost vaccination rates in Chicago. Learn More

September 13, 2021 | A group of Chicago aldermen have called for residents to prove their COVID-19 vaccination status before allowing them to Learn More

September 10, 2021 | Illinois health officials on Friday reported 26,062 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, along with 197 additional deaths Learn More

September 7, 2021 | As an expert treating women with infertility, Dr. Eve Feinberg of Northwestern is asked often about the perceived risk Learn More

September 5, 2021 | It’s something that makes COVID-19 especially scary: Even people who only get mild sickness, and don’t need to be Learn More

September 3, 2021 | As a national debate continues over whether vaccinated Americans need COVID-19 booster shots, the city of Chicago is trying Learn More

August 30, 2021 | With both Illinois and Chicago mandating COVID vaccines for certain groups, what are the requirements and what do you Learn More

August 27, 2021 | Spurred by the fast-spreading delta variant, Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital has reported an increase in the number of children Learn More

August 25, 2021 | The city of Chicago will require COVID vaccinations for all city employees this fall, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday. Learn More

August 23, 2021 | Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday there “absolutely” will be a vaccine mandate for city employees — but the police Learn More

August 18, 2021 | Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 3,833 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 46 related deaths Learn More

August 17, 2021 | The city of Chicago announced Tuesday an indoor mask mandate for all individuals 2 years and older, regardless of Learn More

August 16, 2021 | U.S. regulators have authorized an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people with compromised immune Learn More

August 15, 2021 | Nearly 54 percent of Chicagoans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to city data, while more than 70 percent Learn More

August 12, 2021 | A total of 203 people who attended Lollapalooza have since confirmed to health officials that they later tested positive Learn More

August 9, 2021 | With the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus again driving up the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, some Learn More

August 9, 2021 | The city of Chicago announced Monday that it has crossed two major milestones in its effort to vaccinate residents Learn More

July 28, 2021 | If you’re thinking about forging a CDC vaccination card or COVID-19 test result at Lollapalooza, you might want to Learn More

July 27, 2021 | The Bears feel confident about the vaccination rate among their players, general manager Ryan Pace said Tuesday as veterans Learn More

July 27, 2021 | Chicago public health officials announced a new vaccination incentive Tuesday along with the expansion of the city's in-home vaccination Learn More

July 23, 2021 | Chicago Public Schools will require everyone to wear masks in school buildings when the new academic year starts, regardless Learn More