With COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Low, Local Health Organization In Harvey Uses More Personal OutreachAs turnout at mass-vaccination sites for COVID-19 shots declines, local health departments are turning to more personalized efforts.
15-Year-Old Benjamin Kagan, Who Helped Hundreds Of Seniors Find COVID-19 Shots, Now Has His OwnBenjamin Kagan, 15, got his Pfizer COVID vaccine shot Wednesday night at the Cook County vaccination site in Forest Park.
Answers From Experts About COVID-19 Vaccine, Herd Immunity, And Vaccine Approval For Younger ChildrenDr. Emily Landon of UChicago Health and Dr. Markeita Moore, a pediatrician at Advocate Children's Hospital, have answers to questions about the significance of herd immunity, and when the COVID-19 vaccine may be available to kids under 12.
Debunking Some Misinformation About The COVID-19 VaccineThere is just so much misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine out there. On “Hour 18” Wednesday, we brought in Dr. Emily Landon, an infectious disease specialist from the University of Chicago, to talk about a few of them.
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Some Answers For Parents Expressing ConcernsA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel on Wednesday approved the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds, but some parents are expressing reluctancy. Dr. Markeita Moore joins us to talk about the concerns she’s been hearing from parents, and has some reassurance.
COVID-19 Vaccine Demand Slows; Doctors Escalating Efforts To Get Minorities, Men Their ShotsIn the past two to three weeks, vaccine supply has overtaken demand in the suburbs, forcing health departments in Cook and the collar counties to change their strategy.
CDC Advisory Committee Recommends Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids Ages 12 To 15A panel of independent advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Wednesday to recommend Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents age 12 to 15.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Average Infection Rate Falls To Lowest Point Since Late March; Vaccinations Still Lagging From April PeakIllinois is averaging 2,058 new coronavirus cases per day so far in May, a 34% decline from the same time in April.
Multiple Sites In Chicago, Suburbs Prepare To Offer COVID-19 Vaccine To 12- To 15-Year-OldsA local doctor’s phone is ringing off the hook already, with parents ready to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19.
Where To Get Pfizer COVID-19 Shot For Children 12-15: Doctors Say Vaccinating Children Key To Helping End Pandemic“Getting your child a COVID-19 vaccine is critical to his or her wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of our community,” said Dr. Frank Belmonte, chief medical officer for Advocate Children’s Hospital.
COVID-19 In Illinois: More Than 10 Million Vaccine Doses Administered, More Than 4.5 Million People Fully VaccinatedIllinois is averaging 2,082 new cases of COVID-19 per day so far this month, down 35% from the same time in April.