Coronavirus Vaccine News

The latest on the development and distribution of coronavirus vaccines, including when and how to get yours.

Some large hospital systems in Chicago don’t have vaccines available yet, despite the doses being approved weeks ago.
Doses of the vaccine are expected to be widely available within five to 12 days at clinics and pharmacies throughout Chicago.
Chicago public health officials have said the CDC approval was all they needed to “begin the rollout” of the vaccine, which will be free for all city residents. “We already have the vaccine in Chicago,” Dr. Geraldine Luna, medical director for the Chicago Department of Public Health, said Monday.
The new vaccine was specifically created to cover all current strains of COVID-19.
Las vacunas actualizadas tienen como objetivo una variante descendiente de omicron llamada XBB.1.5.
Chicago’s late-summer increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations — no matter how slight — serves as a reminder that the virus still packs a devastating punch for vulnerable communities, physicians say.
The site offers snapshots of COVID-19 transmission in communities around 75 wastewater treatment facilities in Illinois.
The mayor, who said she was asymptomatic, also came down with the virus in January.
“The bottom line is we have protection available. It’s just upon all of us now to make sure people use those tools,” the surgeon general said.
Within months, the government plans to stop footing the bill — and millions of the uninsured and seniors might have to pay full price. Experts say that means fewer people will get the potentially life-saving treatments.
Hospital admissions for COVID-19 have jumped more than 26% in the last week alone, putting them on pace to hit numbers not seen since mid-February.
If you haven’t had your COVID-19 fall 2022 booster, now is the time, Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
Though not much is known about the newest coronavirus strains, experts say the bivalent booster should offer some protection. Here’s what you should know.
Only 13% of eligible Chicagoans have gotten the latest COVID-19 booster, which is recommended for everyone 5 and older.
The Boost Up campaign will run ads throughout suburban Cook County highlighting the triple-threat danger of COVID-19, the flu and RSV.
“We are not where we need to be as a city, in people getting that fall 2022 booster,” a costumed Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
Illinois has reported an average of 2,482 new cases per day over the past week, a 32% decline compared to a month ago.
An Austin community center for LGBTQ youth of color will host the event, which will be open to anyone. Organizers hope it will foster goodwill among the broader Austin community.
After lifting the statewide school mask mandate at the end of February and lifting vaccination requirements on college campuses earlier this summer, the Democratic governor called it the latest part of his plan “to carefully unwind the state’s COVID-19 executive orders.”