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Gov. Pritzker says Illinois regions, including Lake and McHenry counties, may soon lift Tier 3 restrictions

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that all 11 Illinois regions, including Lake and McHenry counties, could have their Tier 3 restrictions lifted by next week if they meet the required metrics. In mid-November, Pritzker moved all the regions to Tier 3 level, which is the strictest mitigation before a stay-at-home order, in an effort to “suppress […]

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Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville to resume COVID-19 vaccinations after adverse reactions

COVID-19 vaccinations will resume Sunday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after they were paused due to four employees who suffered negative reactions. The four employees are among approximately 6,000 Advocate employees who have received the vaccine so far. Advocate Aurora Health Dr. Robert Citronberg said Saturday afternoon that health officials, including the CDC, […]

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Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville pauses COVID-19 vaccinations after adverse reactions

Four employees at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville suffered adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine, leading the hospital to temporarily pause vaccinations. The four employees account for fewer than 0.15% of the approximately 3,000 Advocate employees who have received the vaccine so far, Advocate Aurora Health said in a statement. Officials said that the […]

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Illinois preparing for 80 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate as soon as vaccine available

(The Center Square) – Local health departments in Illinois are gearing up to begin accepting COVID-19 vaccines for when they become available, and the state has a goal of vaccinating 80 percent of the population. During a situation update last month with local stakeholders across the state, Illinois Department of Public Health Dr. Carla Little […]