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Booster shots recommended for anyone 18 and over

TTW Newswire The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to open COVID-19 booster vaccinations to all and recommending anyone 18 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose six months after ...

Illinois launches Holiday Vaccine Campaign

With the holiday season approaching, the state of Illinois launched a new awareness campaign promoting the COVID-19 vaccine as the “greatest gift” you can give this year. Kids age 5 and up are now eligible for the life-saving vaccine, and ...

VVSD, County Health offering COVID-19 vaccination clinic for ages 5-11 at Bolingbrook HS

Valley View School Community Unit School District 365U and the Will County Health Department are joining together to offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to all members of the community 5-11 years old. This clinic will administer the Pfizer ...

Will County health opens vaccine clinics for pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations

Submitted by Will County After approval earlier this week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five to 11. On Monday, November 8, the Will ...

Patients counting on blood and platelet donors as shortage continues

TTW Newswire With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, the American Red Cross urges donors to continue to make and keep appointments now and in the weeks ahead to help overcome the ongoing emergency blood and platelet shortage that has significantly ...

Kidney Foundation to launch Kidney Health For Life

TTW Newswire The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) is launching a bold education and awareness campaign to educate the public about the impact of kidney disease and to address the high rate of kidney disease especially in African American, ...

The fight is not over! Keep your guard up!

As the shades of fall become more vibrant, the color of the season is also bringing some good signs that the United States is making progress in the fight against COVID-19. A large part of the reason is due to ...

Red Cross enters third week of emergency blood and platelet shortage

TTW Pressroom The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood and platelet shortage that has caused the blood supply to drop to the lowest post-summer level in at least six years. With less than a day’s supply of ...

Colon Cancer Coalition benefit on Saturday

A fundraiser is being held for the Colon Cancer Coalition, Saturday Oct. 17, 2021, at CD & ME in Frankfort. The benefit is promised to be a day of entertainment, live music, kiddie activities, variety of food stands to sample, ...

Will County Health Department offers information on COVID booster shots

To clarify the CDC’s recent recommendation about COVID-19 booster shots, the Will County Health Department is sharing important information about these additional vaccines.

Will County Health update on COVID-19 booster shot

TTW Newswire The Will County Health Department is sharing important information about the additional COVID-19 booster vaccines shots to clarify the CDC’s recent recommendation.

VVSD, IDPH teaming up to offer community COVID vaccination clinic

Valley View School Community Unit School District 365U and the Illinois Department of Public Health are joining forces to offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to all members of the community age 12 and older.

Pfizer Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 is safe with robust antibody response

A Phase 2/3 trial conducted by Pfizer and BioNTech revealed that the Covid-19 vaccine was safe and generated a “robust antibody response” in children ages 5 to 11. These are the first such results released for this age group for ...

Moderna vaccine appears to offer strongest protection against COVID

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-dose regimens of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccines provided a high level of protection against COVID-19 hospitalizations in a real-world evaluation at 21 U.S. hospitals during ...

Winfrey Chosen for Silver Cross Board of Directors

Denise Winfrey, a Will County Board member and a longtime Joliet resident, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

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