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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.

Opioid use on the rise in area communities

In seeking donations from potential donors, officials from the MorningStar Mission in Joliet in a recent email said, “hundreds of our Joliet and Will County neighbors die of opioid overdoses each year.” They went on to discuss the recovery programs ...

More young people in Will County now contacting COVID

COVID cases are on the rise in Will County, with the seven-day test positivity rate surpassing 7 percent and now more younger people are contracting the virus, according to data from the Will County Health Department and the Illinois Department ...

America’s booster shots draws criticism

The announcement by the Biden-Harris administration to begin providing booster shots to combat Covid-19 has drawn the ire of the world community. The World Health Organization (WHO) responded to the announcement that the doses – the third shot for those ...

COVID vaccine booster shots to start in September

thetimesweekly.com Top health officials and medical experts joined on Wednesday, August 18, to announce that booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine will be available beginning on September 20. The officials said the boosters are still pending authorization from the U.S. ...

Additional COVID-19 vaccine popup clinics to stop the spread

thetimesweekly.com The Will County Health Department announced COVID-19 Vaccine Vaccination Clinics throughout Will County to help curb the spread of the Delta Variant and increase vaccination rates.

Indoor masking urged for all residents

thetimesweekly.com The Will County Health Department (WCHD) reminds all Will County residents to wear masks indoors in public settings because Will County is now designated as a COVID-19 substantial transmission county by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ...

Vaccine rates among African Americans in Will County dangerously low

Health officials in Will County are working to get more African Americans vaccinated as numbers continue to dangerously remain low, putting them at a high risk for contracting COVID-19.

Grants available to local agencies for vaccination outreach

The Will County Health Department has opened online applications to fund local Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to partner with the WCHD to conduct vaccination outreach and pop-up clinics to increase vaccination rates among African Americans, Hispanics and Rural communities.

Will County Health vaccination outreach grant opportunities for local agencies

thetimesweekly.com The Will County Health Department (WCHD) have opened online applications to fund local Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to partner with the WCHD to conduct vaccination outreach and pop-up clinics to increase vaccination rates among African Americans, Hispanics and Rural communities.

Plainfield School District, health department team up to offer COVID vaccine clinic

The Plainfield School District and Will County Health Department will host a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Plainfield High School – Central Campus, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield.

Illinois announces $100K 'All In for the Win' winners in Quincy, Springfield and Chicago

SPRINGFIELD — The first $100K Monday drawing as part of the state's 'All In for the Win' vaccine lottery has taken place, and three lucky winners have been chosen.

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