State Data Show One Chicago Nursing Home Has Fewer Than 1 Percent Of Staff Vaccinated Against COVID-19Some local nursing homes have an alarmingly low level of workers who are vaccinated against COVID-19. As CBS 2’s Chris Tye reported Tuesday, the clock is ticking for health care workers to get vaccinated in Illinois by next month.
CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook Answers Questions About Kids And The COVID-19 VaccinePfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works for kids ages 5 to 11. It is welcome news for many, but it also triggers a lot of questions. CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook joins us with some answers on that, and on other issues surrounding the state of the pandemic.
Riot Fest Going Ahead With COVID Vaccine Or Negative Test Requirement; Vaccines Made Available To All On SiteThose who come to Riot Fest in Douglass Park must either present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of entering.
Recipient Shocked After Weiss Memorial Hospital Mistakenly Bills People For COVID-19 VaccineWhen people get the COVID-19 shot, it’s free – or at least it's supposed to be at no cost. But that is not the case for many people who got the vaccine at one Chicago hospital.
Northwestern Medicine To Require COVID-19 Vaccination For Doctors, Staff By HalloweenNorthwestern Medicine is among the latest institutions to require COVID-19 vaccination for all staff.
What Will Full FDA Approval Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Mean For Vaccine Hesitancy, And Mandates, In Chicago?Full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine came from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday. It came more than eight months after the FDA gave the drug authorization for emergency use.
Local Leaders In Markham Urge People To Get COVID-19 Vaccinations Before School StartsIn one south suburban community, leaders spent the day Sunday encouraging residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 - especially before their kids head back to school.
NorthShore University Health System To Require COVID-19 Vaccination For Employees By Oct. 31NorthShore University Health System employees must now be vaccinated by Oct. 31.
School Supplies, COVID Testing And Vaccines Made Available At Back-To-School Health Fair In Oak ParkIn another sure sign that back-to-school season is here, backpacks and school supplies were given away Saturday in Oak Park.
FDA Authorizes Third COVID-19 Doses For The Immunocompromised, And For Many, It Can't Come Soon EnoughFor many Illinoisans, getting COVID-19 vaccine shots didn’t mean much. They are the immunocompromised, whose bodies do not build antibodies like an average person’s would. But as CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reported Thursday night, a third chance at getting protected has arrived.
Moderna Says Third COVID-19 Shot Will Likely Be Necessary This Fall, But Some Chicago Doctors Don't Agree It's Needed YetA third shot in the arm of COVID-19 vaccine? That is what Moderna suggested Thursday for this fall as cases rise, but some doctors are not on board with the idea at this time.
Lightfoot, Arwady: Masks Are Needed Indoors For Now Amid Rising COVID-19 Delta Variant Cases, But Vaccines Work, And It's Time To Get Vaccinated NowMayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady said Sunday that it is important now for everyone to wear a mask – vaccinated or not – amid rising COVID-19 rates driven by the especially contagious Delta variant, but also emphasized that it is unvaccinated people, not vaccinated people, who are most at risk.
With Delta Variant Worries Mounting, COVID Testing Returns Alongside Vaccination At 2 New Chicago Area SitesTwo sites that offer free COVID testing and vaccinations opened in the Chicago area on Saturday – in yet another symptom of the Delta variant.
Kankakee County At Bottom For COVID-19 Vaccination Rates In Northern Illinois, With Just 36% Fully VaccinatedNowhere in northern Illinois has a lower COVID-19 vaccination rate than Kankakee County, where not even four of every 10 people have gotten vaccinated.
85% Of Chicago Bears Players Are Vaccinated Against COVID-19, And Team Hopes That Number Goes UpThe Bears are set to start Training Camp Wednesday, with players battling for jobs and everyone battling the COVID-19 pandemic.