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State launches COVID-19 vaccine portal

CHICAGO -- Building on the state’s progress as it moves into the early stages of Phase 1B of Illinois' COVID-19 plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a new portal on the state's coronavirus website. The site aims to provide residents with…

J.B. Pritzker takes part in virus vaccine campaign

CHICAGO -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker has joined governors and lieutenant governors from six states in a video campaign to encourage everyone to make a plan for how they can get coronavirus vaccine. “Although it is a new year, COVID-19 is still…

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…

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…

Pritzker details Illinois’ vaccine distribution plan

CHICAGO -- As the Food and Drug Administration gets ready next week to make a decision on the first COVID-19 vaccine, Illinois officials are mapping out how the distribution will work. The FDA is expected to convene Thursday to possibly…