• 24th Sep, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation for a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and a booster dose for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. 

    CDC recommends the following groups should receive boosters:

    • people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
    • people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at...
  • 24th Sep, 2021

    One-day record for COVID-19 tests

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 21,787 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 239 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, September 17, 2021.  More than 80% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 63%% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Of Illinois’ total population, almost 68% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 53% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,612,129 cases, including 24,783 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday,...

  • 21st Sep, 2021

    Avoid co-infection with COVID-19 and flu

    SPRINGFIELD – Every season the flu sickens millions of people in the U.S., hospitalizes hundreds of thousands, and kills tens of thousands.  This season, in addition to flu, the state continues to battle COVID-19.  More than 41 million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have been reported, including more than 1.5 million in Illinois.  More than 660,00 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the U.S. with more than 24,400 deaths reported in Illinois.

    “Because of the effectiveness of masking in preventing virus transmission, we saw fewer flu-related ICU hospital admissions in Illinois and no flu-related pediatric deaths,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “However, with inconsistent mask usage, we could see a more severe flu season along with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Now is...

  • 17th Sep, 2021

    More than 80% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and almost 63% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 25,956 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 285 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, September 10, 2021.  More than 80% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and almost 63%% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Of Illinois’ total population, more than 67% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 52% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,590,342 cases, including 24,546 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases...

  • 10th Sep, 2021

    More than 79% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 62% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 26,062 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 197 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, September 3, 2021.  More than 79% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 62% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Of Illinois’ total population, more than 66% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 51% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,564,386 cases, including 24,261 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases...

  • 3rd Sep, 2021

    More than 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 61% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 30,319 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 178 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 27, 2021. More than 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 61% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,538,324 cases, including 24,067 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 27, 2021, laboratories have reported 609,585 specimens for a total of 29,177,...

  • 2nd Sep, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Site in Peoria is reopening on Friday, September 3, 2021.  Testing will resume at the Peoria Civic Center located at 698 Fulton St. in Peoria, Illinois.  Vaccinations will also be available at the Peoria Civic Center site.  Free testing and vaccinations are open to anyone regardless of insurance and immigration status will not be asked.

    Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations
    Peoria Civic Center
    698 Fulton St., Peoria
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    With the reopening of the Peoria Civic Center location, Illinois has 10 community-based testing sites around the state.  Additional information on these sites, as well as additional testing locations can be found at http://dph.illinois.gov/testing.

  • 27th Aug, 2021

    Almost 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 61% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 25,636 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 174 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 20, 2021. Almost 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 61% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,508,005 cases, including 23,889 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 20, 2021, laboratories have reported 495,608 specimens for a total of 28,568,305.  As of last night, 2,...

  • 25th Aug, 2021

    picture_as_pdf2 vaccination locations on Du Quoin fairgrounds

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health will be providing free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing at two locations at the Du Quoin State Fair August 27 – September 6, 2021.

    LOCATION DAYS HOURS
    Midway Drive August 27 - September 6 noon – 9 p.m.
    Main Street August 27 - September 6 noon – 9 p.m.

    The one-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will...

  • 20th Aug, 2021

    More than 77% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 60% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 24,682 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 13, 2021. More than 77% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 60% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,482,369 cases, including 23,717 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 13, 2021, laboratories have reported 462,916 specimens for a total of 28,072,...

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