Rockford, Illinois News

Public asked to preregister for coronavirus vaccine

ROCKFORD — Local residents who wish to receive a coronavirus vaccine are being asked to preregister with the county health department. Winnebago County Public Health Administrator Sandra Martell said Monday during her weekly COVID-19…

Illinois leads nation in coronavirus vaccines

CHICAGO -- More than 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Illinois since the first vaccine was approved for emergency use this month, more than any other state in the nation, and state officials expect the pace of…

Coronavirus vaccine arrives in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The first COVID-19 vaccinations have arrived in Illinois as virus metrics continued to trend in a direction that indicates the spread of the virus is slowing. Approximately 43,000 doses of the vaccine manufactured by the…

Coronavirus vaccine gets green light; injections begin

(THE CENTER SQUARE) – Distribution of a new COVID-19 vaccine is now underway after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Friday granted emergency use authorization for the serum. Pfizer's and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine is the…

State officials: Coronavirus vaccine safe, effective

CHICAGO -- After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday deemed the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective, Illinois officials are working to assure the public the same. The FDA is expected to make a decision Thursday on…

Rockford to get nearly 5K doses of coronavirus vaccine

CHICAGO -- Mercyhealth will receive nearly 5,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, state health officials announced Friday. When vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which could happen as early as Thursday, 4,875…

Trump and first lady test positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump say they’ve tested positive for COVID-19. News broke late Wednesday that Hope Hicks, one of Trump’s senior advisors, had tested positive for COVID-19. Trump tweeted at…