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Study Shows More Equitable Vaccine Coverage Could Have Prevented Over 250 COVID-19 Deaths in Chicago

The team found the initial vaccine rollout did not give priority to some underserved communities, pointing toward disparities in vaccine coverage. #covid

The Urban Translator Wallace “Gator” Bradley gets his COVID booster, encourages others

Activist Wallace "Gator" Bradley gets down to business and received his COVID vaccine.

Pritzker mandates vaccine for day care professionals

Pritzker mandates vaccine for day care professionals (Springfield, IL) — Gov. JB Pritzker announced an executive order Friday that will add day care personnel to the list of professions that must either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing.

DePaul Prep to require vaccines for students or they must remain masked

DePaul Prep to require vaccines for students or they must remain masked (Chicago, IL) - DePaul College Prep is requiring students to provide proof they are vaccinated on entry to the campus or to mask up.

DePaul College Prep’s Stanton-Anderson: No decision yet on mandatory vaccines

DePaul College Prep's Stanton-Anderson: No decision yet on mandatory vaccines (Chicago, IL) - DePaul College Prep Principal Dr. Megan Stanton-Anderson recently responded to a parent’s concern that the school would make COVID-19 vaccinations for students mandatory.

Rev. Jackson, Indian Leaders appeal for more COVID-19 doses as deaths continue to soar in India

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. is holding a press conference to welcome President Biden’s efforts to send vaccines overseas and to urge the Biden administration to expedite vaccines to India.

A Tiny Number of People Will Be Hospitalized Despite Being Vaccinated. We Have to Learn Why.

Experts say we should investigate “breakthrough infections” to look out for variants and understand who’s vulnerable. In many cases, that’s not happening. Crucial pieces of the puzzle are being tossed in the trash.

False Barriers: These Things Should Not Prevent You From Getting a COVID Vaccine

False Barriers: These Things Should Not Prevent You From Getting a COVID Vaccine - As the United States seeks to end its coronavirus crisis and outrun variants, public health officials recognize it is essential for as many people as possible to get vaccinated. Making that easy is a major part of the plan.

United Center Vaccination Appointments Open Thursday for Illinois Seniors

United Center Vaccination Appointments Open Thursday for Illinois Seniors (Chicago, IL) - Beginning Thursday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m., Illinois seniors can schedule their first COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the United Center vaccine site, which will begin to administer a limited number of vaccines on March 9, with a full opening March 10.

How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System - It’s a fact that simply being eligible for a vaccine in America doesn’t mean that you can instantly get one. Yet the ability to get to the front of the line isn’t the same for everyone. ProPublica has found that, whether intentionally or not, some vaccine programs have been designed with inherent barriers that disadvantage many people who are most at risk of dying from the disease, exacerbating inequities in access to health care.

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