CHICAGO (CBS) — Teachers, college students and hospital workers in Illinois now have more time to get vaccinated.
On Friday, Governor JB Pritzker extended the original vaccine deadline, which was this weekend. They now have until September 19 to get their first dose or they’ll have to undergo regular testing.READ MORE: Donald Greene Sr. Gets 2 Years In Prison For Scheme To Sell Diseased Body Parts In Brokering Scheme
Vaccines remain our strongest tool to protect ourselves from COVID-19.READ MORE: Benet Academy Decides To Hire Amanda Kammes As Lacrosse Coach After Rescinding Job Offer Because She Is Married To A Woman
⁰While hospitals and schools move forward in good faith, this two-week extension ensures they can better protect our children and most vulnerable residents.https://t.co/9kg74mAtgh
— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) September 3, 2021MORE NEWS: Boy, 15, Shot And Killed In West Chatham