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Illinois adopts CDC recommendations for COVID-19 booster shots for certain residents

The Illinois Department of Public Health has adopted the CDC’s recommendations for certain populations to receive COVID-19 booster shots six months after getting vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people ages 65 and older, 18 and older in long-term care settings and ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions should receive […]

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Gov. Pritzker warns of “significant mitigations” if COVID-19 cases in Illinois do not decline

Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned Tuesday that “significantly greater mitigations” could be imposed if COVID metrics don’t improve in the state after health officials flagged Lake and McHenry counties for rising hospitalizations. “If we are not able to bring these numbers down, if hospitals continue to fill, if the hospital beds and ICUs get full like […]

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Illinois officials announce 2 winners in latest vaccine lottery drawing are from Lake County

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 22 people that won $100,000 each in the state’s latest vaccine lottery drawing. Two of the winners are from Lake County. The state’s “All In for the Win” vaccine lottery is entering its final stretch, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said, adding that 22 lucky winners […]

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Health department shifts McHenry COVID-19 mass vaccination site to private company as demand slows

The McHenry County Department of Health said they are partnering with a private healthcare service to oversee operations at the McHenry COVID-19 mass vaccination site as demand slows. The McHenry vaccination site, located at the former Kmart store at 1900 North Richmond Road in McHenry, will operate from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through […]

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Lake County Fairgrounds vaccination site winding down as Lake County shifts vaccine focus

The Lake County Health Department announced they are shifting their focus to hyper-local COVID-19 vaccinations and will be closing their mass vaccination site at the Lake County Fairgrounds next month. The final day for vaccinations at the Lake County Fairgrounds will be June 14, officials said on Thursday. “We have provided over 76,000 COVID-19 vaccinations […]

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Health department launches teams to vaccinate homebound McHenry County residents

Health officials said they are rolling out a program that will send first responders and health workers to homebound McHenry County residents to give them the COVID-19 vaccine. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said they have been working with community-based organizations in McHenry County to identify homebound residents and their direct caregivers in […]