CDC Approves Pfizer Booster Shots For Seniors, Others At Increased Risk From COVID-19Many people who have received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible for booster shots, after the CDC gave final approval to third doses for three groups.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Case Count Declines For 3rd Consecutive Week; Infection Rate Lowest Since July
City Leaders Hope New Campaign Will Boost Vaccination Rate, But Health Professionals Say It Will Take TimeChicago city leaders hope a new campaign will boost COVID-19 vaccination rates. But health professionals say it is still going to take time.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Sets Goal To Get 77% Of Eligible Chicagoans Vaccinated By End Of The Year“I do not want you thinking we are done vaccinating here in Chicago, because this is how we are going to get through the winter. We’re not done with COVID. I wish we were,” Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
President Joe Biden To Visit Chicago On Wednesday To Promote Workplace Vaccine Mandates“The president's been very strong. I really commend his leadership on vaccines, what he’s done at the federal level,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
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.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Statewide Coronavirus Cases Drop For Second Consecutive WeekThe latest surge of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois appears to be slowing, as new statewide infections have dropped for the second week in a row, and hospitalizations also are beginning to decline.
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.
8 Aldermen Ask Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady To Require Proof Of Vaccination In Public Indoor SettingsEight aldermen who sit on the Committee on Health want the city to begin requiring proof of vaccination to enter indoor public settings like restaurants, theaters, and gyms.
President Joe Biden Expected To Announce New Federal COVID MandatesThursday, President Joe Biden is expected to announce new federal COVID mandates.